Freshman Students

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By the end of your first year, we recommend you:

Get involved

During Welcome Week, attend New Student Welcome and the USC Involvement Fair to find out more information about Marshall Student Organizations and USC Campus Activities


Attend all Marshall FYE events to hear from your fellow peers about how they have made the most of their USC Marshall experience.


Join the Robert J. Coury Applied Leadership Program to identify and develop your strengths and values as a leader.

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Utilize Marshall Career Services

Log onto Marshall Career Source, and complete your profile. If you need assistance with navigating the site, check out our Marshall Career Source 101 Videos.  Look for emails about registering for the First Year Experience: Career sessions. 


Attend various Marshall Career Workshops. Topics include creating your resume, conducting informational interviews, networking strategies, and more. For additional details and to RSVP for a workshop, please log onto Marshall Career Source.


Attend the Marshall Career Conference in the Spring Semester. The event is a half-day series of speakers, panels, and workshops designed to help you explore career opportunities, develop clarity in your career planning, enhance career search skills, and network with education and industry leaders.

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Meet with your Marshall Academic Advisor

Schedule your Mandatory Advising appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and performance, assist you in understanding the Marshall undergraduate curriculum, and inform you about the various opportunities on campus.

Check your USC email around registration time for more details.

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Get to know the Marshall faculty

Start establishing connections with your professors by visiting their office hours, and signing-up for a “Meal with a Faculty Mentor.”

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Take advantage of Marshall Academic Resources

Attend core review sessions for key Marshall courses including ECON 351x, ECON 352x, BUAD 306, BUAD 310, and BUAD 311. For the most up-to-date schedule, please view Marshall Academic Resources.

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Jumpstart your global experience

Begin learning about global business by applying for Learning about International Commerce (LINC), or participating in the Global Leadership Program (invitation only).

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