University of Southern California

Judy Samuel
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Graduating Year
Undergraduate School
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Previous Industry/Function: Consumer Products / Brand Management
Intended Industry/Function: Consumer Products / Brand Management or Strategy]

Why did you choose Marshall?

I chose Marshall from among the top schools in California primarily because of how impressed I was with the tight-knit Trojan family. I had heard about the strength of the Trojan network, but I only truly understood its value after my campus visit.

What surprised you the most about Marshall?

I am constantly surprised by the passion and commitment of the faculty at Marshall. Every one of my professors has been completely dedicated to our learning and development.

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:

Communications with Professor Patton. This course has focused my attention on the soft skills we need as successful businesspeople such as personal branding, networking and team building.

Favorite USC Marshall experience:

My first tailgate. It was amazing to see the whole campus in cardinal and gold, taken over by tailgaters, young and old, all in the highest of spirits!

What you wish you knew before attending business school?

I wish I knew that I would practically have to be a superhero multi-tasker during the first semester at Marshall, with the intense and short courses, the recruiting preparation and all the events.

Which clubs are you involved in?

  • Graduate Marketing Association
  • Graduate Women in Business
  • Gay and Lesbian Association
  • Marshall Wine Club