University of Southern California

Clubs and Organizations

This is a place where meeting people – and making lifelong connections – is not just encouraged; it's contagious.

Whether it's involvement in student government, student consulting projects, business associations like the Asian Business Association or the Trojan Real Estate Association, USC Marshall's 35 student-led organizations provide forums where you can connect with others who share your passions. Our student organizations build leadership, encourage teamwork, and sharpen networking skills. Associations also provide a context where students can interact with employers, faculty, alumni and peers who provide guidance in areas such as academic coursework and professional pursuits.

Beyond Marshall, USC has over 500 student organizations that run the gamut from the academic, to the cultural, performance, political, recreational, religious/spiritual, residential, service, and social. No matter your passion, you will easily find yourself as a member of our vibrant student community.

Meet the Marshall Ambassadors

Leadership

Leadership at USC Marshall is central to our mission and philosophy

Marshall Case Team (MCT)
Case competitions here and abroad hone critical business skills and expose Marshall students to cultures and business practices around the world; they represent the kinds of learning opportunities that set Marshall graduates apart as effective leaders. Marshall undergraduates successfully compete in a broad range of case competitions throughout the United States and the world. USC Marshall hosts its annual Marshall International Case Competition, the largest international case competition of its kind.

Read more about the Marshall Case Team

The mission of Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG) is to improve the academic, professional and social lives of all undergraduate business students. MBSG is focused on creating programs, activities, and other similar services for undergraduate business students. We are the primary link between the students and administration at Marshall and are responsible for developing quality programs that will promote interaction between students, faculty, and alumni. MBSG programs and activities aim at creating a strong and unified community within Marshall and give students direct access to the best alumni network of any university in the world.

Advising

Advising

  • 12 Academic advisors help students develop a program of study
  • 9 Faculty Elective Advisors help students find the electives that best match their career interests
  • Marshall’s Peer Tutoring Program provides free tutoring in a number of core classes
  • Marshall Connections Program (MCP) helps to integrate first-year students to life at Marshall

Community

 

More than 60% of USC students volunteer in the University's community outreach programs, providing educational, social, and health services that strengthen the surrounding neighborhoods and offer rewarding personal experiences.

Community Engagement

USC Marshall is a community leader with many student-led programs that give back to the community. One example, Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI), an undergraduate student-led consulting group, has worked with 76 clients and completed 87 semester-long projects, in which students logged more than 17,000 hours of community service, since its founding in fall 2006.

USC Marshall encourages students to travel the globe to gain new experiences and to understand the role social entrepreneurs play in society and the key challenges they face. To gain skills in achieving social change with a global mindset, we established the USC Marshall Global Business Brigades (GBB) chapter, which has traveled to Panama since 2009 to assist local farmers and business owners. Through GBB students are immersed in communities that need business savvy as they empower members by presenting sustainable business models. To learn more about GBB, please visit the GBB website:

In addition, undergraduate students have joined together through MOVE to organize Marshall Community Service Day, which connects USC Marshall students, faculty and staff with volunteer sites around Los Angeles for a day of public service.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) was created with the idea that participation in ASB activities would significantly change student lives as well as those of community residents. ASB has evolved into an intensive five-to-six day community service-learning program designed to introduce students to diverse communities and the impact of key social issues in multiple locations. Recent Volunteer Center trips and themes include:

  • Thailand (volunteer at a refugee orphanage)
  • India (work with a non-profit to empower women and teach microfinancing)
  • Isla Mujeres (effects of eco-tourism)
  • Guatemala (culture and development)
  • Utah (Navajo Nation and cultural preservatism)
  • Salinas, CA (environmental conservatism)
For more information about ASB, please visit: http://sait.usc.edu/volunteer/get-involved/alternative-break-program.aspx

Student Success

Student Success

You come to college to start a journey. At Marshall, our goal is to support you every step of the way.

Marshall’s personalized academic advising helps you set academic and professional goals – and then keeps you on track to meet them. Our advisors connect you with key faculty mentors, work with you to integrate academic and career planning and provide you with critical resources to take you to your next step.

At Marshall, we believe that peer support is equally essential to your success. Our highly effective peer-tutoring program includes expert assistance in micro and macroeconomics, statistics, finance, operations management and accounting. Peer tutors are selected in consultation with faculty and given extensive training and professional development throughout the semester.

I Love LA

Sarah Friedman Class of 2011

I’m so lucky to be able to experience everything that LA has to offer, being part of a young city where people are always doing exciting things. Being able to explore Hollywood, the beaches, the mountains, the LA Live entertainment center downtown. I actually didn’t have a car my first two years here, but I was always able to get around, whether by carpooling with a friend or with the Zip Car program on campus or with public transportation.

Top Free things to do in LA

  • See a TV show Taping
  • Hike in the Palisades
  • See the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Walk the Venice Beach Boardwalk
  • Visit the La Brea Tar Pits
  • Scope out the Getty Center
  • Stroll down Historic Olvera Street
  • Visit Chinatown
  • Enjoy street performances at the 3rd Street Promenade

Welcome to an outdoor – and indoor – paradise. If L.A. doesn’t have something you’re looking for, it probably doesn’t exist.

No matter what you like to do in your spare time, you will never tire of the cultural and leisure activities our beautiful city affords.

The balmy moderate year long temperature provides a great backdrop for enjoying all that LA has to offer, whether it’s stargazing at Griffith Observatory, listening to music on Sunset Strip, hanging out at the beach, skiing in the mountains, visiting our many museums, or dining out, its’ always easy to find new and exciting things to do. In the thriving multicultural environment of LA, where more than 200 languages are spoken, Marshall embodies the global melting pot.m