University of Southern California

Kinsey Kuhn
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Graduating Year
2016
Major
Business Administration and Accounting

Areas of Interest at USC and Marshall:

  1. Community Service
  2. Professional Development
  3. Diversity
  4. Social and Environmental Responsibility
  5. Study Abroad Programs

What Made You Choose to Attend USC Marshall?

While other students had made their college decisions at the beginning of senior year, I struggled to find the school that was right for me. I toured a dozen universities but it wasn't until partway through my second semester that I visited USC. The people that I met from Marshall and other schools within the university were so enthusiastic about USC and seemed to form a community that welcomed people from many different backgrounds, each with their own unique story to tell. In addition, Marshall's focus on global leadership was unlike any school that I had visited. The opportunity to go abroad in my freshman year was an opportunity that no other school offered, and I was ecstatic to later that year travel to Istanbul, Turkey.

Advice you wish you had known while applying to college:

A school is more than the sum of its academic programs: it is built upon the ambitions of its students and the community fostered by alumni, professors, administrators, and students. When I was searching for a college, I looked primarily for a school with strong academics and competitive degree programs. But while I couldn't see myself at other schools during campus tours, I realized why when I came to visit USC. The students at the university weren't just going after a degree: they were pursuing the skills, connections, and experiences necessary to build a uccessful career and fulfilling life. I wish I had known sooner that this is what I should have been looking for all along.

USC activities:

Marshall Student Ambassador; Helenes (women's service organization); Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs; Marshall Business Network; Career Advantage Program; SCOutfitters. Hobbies: Art, tennis, flute, jewelry making, hiking, camping, skiing, exploring L.A.

Why do you love Los Angeles? I grew up in a relatively small town, and I love the fact that there will always be something I haven't done in L.A. When you live in a city of so many cultures, it's almost like traveling to a different country when you explore Koreatown or Little Tokyo; there is always the opportunity to try something new. The weather is also beautiful so much of the year and while the proximity of the beach can be a bit distracting, it's a great way to relax after a stressful week.

Share a definitive freshman moment at USC:

When I entered the Blue Mosque on my LINC trip to Istanbul, I was struck by the beauty not only of the space, but suddenly reminded of the immensity of the opportunity that had been given to me through the Learning about International Commerce program. How many college freshmen have the chance to learn about global business firsthand in Turkey, network with company executives, and explore the Hagia Sofia and Grand Bazaar? It was truly the experience of a lifetime: one made possible only by the Marshall School of Business.

Favorite USC Marshall class:

BUAD 307 (Marketing) with Rex Kovacevich: this class has so many applications no matter what you are studying and the professor's enthusiasm can't help but get you excited about the subject matter.

 

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