University of Southern California

Steve Schlesak
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Graduating Year
Undergraduate School
McGill University
Ottawa, Canada

Previous Industry/Function: Biotechnology / Account Manager
Intended Industry/Function: High Tech / Strategic Analyst

Why did you choose Marshall?

A combination of the location, it's focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, the Marshall community, and the welcoming nature of everyone from staff, faculty, alumni, students etc. It was the warmest application process that I experienced.

What surprised you the most about Marshall?

The students! Your classmates are ambitious, supportive, intelligent, encouraging - it's an incredible environment to spend your days (and nights!)

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:

Well - out of the Core Classes - probably Strategy for the content.

Favorite USC Marshall experience:

So far - it has to be Admit Weekend in April. It was a great balance of academics, career, community, and socializing. Fast-paced action packed days and plenty of time for laughs with new friends in the evenings.

What you wish you knew before attending business school?

Do your homework - know exactly what are you getting into (no one can prepare enough for Core - it's intense!). And better yet, know which company relationships your prospective school and career services group has - and make sure it aligns well with your industry focus.

Which clubs are you involved in?

  • Associate Vice President, Community Relations, High Tech Association (HTA)
  • Core C Rep, Leadership Club (L&O)
  • Marshall Ambassador
  • C4C Board Member, Tailgates