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

Understand your transfer credit

Review your Transfer Credit Report to ensure all intended coursework has transferred to USC. Be sure to submit all official transcripts to the Articulation Office before the end of your first semester.

Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor if you have any questions or concerns regarding your transfer coursework.  

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Apply for the Transfer Success Program (TSP)

TSP is a 6-week program that helps incoming transfer students maximize their time at USC Marshall and build a community among other transfer students. Although open to all transfer students, TSP is intended for students who are historically from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and who identify as first generation (or first in their family) to go to college.

Through a series of weekly sessions, participants will be introduced to topics such as: 

  • Getting involved 
  • Academic support services 
  • Career resources 
  • Building relationships with faculty 

For more details, please visit the Transfer Success Program webpage.

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Get Involved

During Welcome Week, attend New Student Welcome and the USC Involvement Fair to find out more information about how to get involved with 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.

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Meet with your Academic Advisor regularly

Meet with your Academic Advisor regularly to discuss your academic goals and performance, receive assistance in understanding the Marshall undergraduate curriculum, and obtain information about the various opportunities on campus.


Be sure to schedule your Mandatory Advising appointment with your Academic Advisor when it’s time to register for the next semester.

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Schedule a meeting with a Career Advisor

Log onto Marshall Career Source, and make an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss how your academic and career goals align, start planning for ways to find an internship, and begin exploring the different industries in business.

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Attend various Marshall-Career Related Events

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 Recruiter Reception - a professional networking event open to Marshall sophomores, juniors and seniors. This event brings USC recruiters and students together in the fall and spring semesters.


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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Get to know the Marshall faculty

Make it a routine to visit your professors’ office hours regularly.


Sign-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 280, BUAD 305, 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

Explore a global opportunity by applying for the Transfer International Experience (TIE) program.


Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss how you can study abroad through Marshall’s International Exchange Program.

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Find a Mentor

Apply for the Career Advantage Program (CAP).  This mentoring program provides sophomore, junior, and senior-level undergraduates the opportunity to be paired with a Marshall alum who can assist them in developing their professional, interpersonal, and networking skills for a full academic year.

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