University of Southern California

Michelle Kim
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Graduating Year
2015
Major
Accounting
Hometown
Irvine, California

Areas of Interest at USC Marshall:

1. Accounting

2. Professional growth

3. Greek life

4. Interesting classes

5. Trojan family

What Made You Choose to Attend USC Marshall?

USC has all of the qualities that I wanted in a four-year university. During my first visit to the school, I fell in love with the campus and the overall positive energy and vibe. I knew that as a USC student, I would have the ultimate college experience and challenge myself academically, but still manage to have fun and be involved in activities outside of the classroom. I chose Marshall after learning about all of the endless opportunities, resources, and networks that I would have as a Marshall student. I knew that Marshall was considered to be one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation. Lastly, I loved that Marshall offered many unique programs such as the Learning about International Commerce (LINC) program, which provides students with international opportunities as early as freshman year. 

Advice you wish you had known while applying to college:

The college application process can be very overwhelming, but don’t stress out too much. Senior year goes by pretty quickly so enjoy as much of it as you can. 

USC activities/general hobbies:

USC activities: Member of Alpha Phi sorority, Marshall Student Ambassadors, Accounting Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta honor society

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, visiting art museums, traveling

Why do you love Los Angeles?

There is so much to do in Los Angeles. I love visiting LACMA and The Getty, because I love art history and going to art museums. I also enjoy hiking the Hollywood sign, exploring Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, and spending the day at Manhattan Beach. USC is also located close by Downtown LA and LA Live, which are both great for going out to dinner with friends, shopping, or just exploring and hanging out. Many firms and companies also have offices in Downtown LA and as a result, recruit directly from USC Marshall. 

Share a definitive freshman moment at USC:

My favorite freshman year moment was experiencing my first USC home football game. Seeing the campus covered in cardinal and gold, tailgating hours before kickoff, proudly wearing my USC game day gear, and cheering along with thousands of other fans in the Coliseum was absolutely insane.   

Favorite USC Marshall class:

My favorite USC Marshall class so far is BUAD 311: Operations Management. Even though it was challenging, this class taught me a lot about how businesses operate and how to make operations more efficient. It taught me to think outside of the box and to think about concepts and ideas that most people don’t ever consider. My favorite moment in the class was when we had a guest speaker who was once a VP of Operations of a Fortune 500 company. He talked about his personal experience in operations management and taught us a great deal about the industry. 

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