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What was your previous industry/occupation?
What industry do you plan on entering?
Why did you choose Marshall?
The atmosphere. I felt very comfortable with the collaborative, motivated culture of Marshall, and identified strongly with the focus on curriculum, career, and community. Whether meeting a second year, career advisor or professor, everyone works together to represent themselves and Marshall in a professional and impactful way.
What surprised you the most about Marshall?
The vast number of leadership opportunities. With more 40 student organizations, everyone has the ability to take on responsibility immediately and make tangible impacts. You really know you are making a difference both in impact you make on your fellow classmates and the way that Marshall impacts the Los Angeles community.
Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:
Really, they are all great. But my personal favorite was Professor Beatty's GSBA510 Accounting class. His passion is evident everyday. He takes a rather boring subject (no offense to the CPAs out there), and injects enthusiasm that brings the course matter to life. His idioms and gestures are classic to say the least, among friends obviously.
Favorite USC Marshall experience:
Being a member of Core A!! We received our core assignments during orientation and since then our core has been fun, smart, and cohesive. While you will meet people across all of the MBA programs (and other USC schools), the students from your core will instantly become your closest friends because you literally spend every minute of everyday in classes and meetings with them.
What you wish you knew before attending business school?
Take time off prior to orientation. Not just a week or month - maybe two or three. Travel, see your family, and rest. The students that start orientation already moved in, acclimated to Los Angeles, and ready for class will be more active and productive on all fronts - academic, social, and career.
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