tsp spring 2022

Marshall 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. 

Benefits of Joining

  • Gain access to a community of peers at Marshall that can be a continuous source of support during the program and throughout your time at USC;

  • Receive personalized assistance in regards to academic and career goals from Marshall staff, including Academic Advisors, Career Advisors, and Marshall faculty;

  • Be introduced to university resources as you transition into USC Marshall;

  • And strengthen key skills needed to succeed as a Marshall student and business professional.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an incoming transfer student at USC Marshall School of Business or Leventhal School of Accounting for spring 2022.

  • Although open to all transfer students, TSP is intended for students who are historically from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds, or who identify as first generation (first in their family) to go to college.

  • Must complete the online application by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.


  • If selected to participate in the program, you must be available to attend all of the sessions* and events noted below (accommodations  can be made on a case-by-case basis):
    • Fri, January 7, 9am-12pm PST: TSP Welcome
    • Tues, January 11: Getting Involved
    • Tues, January 18: Strategies for Success in Marshall Courses
    • Tues, January 25: Career Planning for Transfers
    • Tues, February 1: Career Insights in Business
    • Tues, February 8: Positive Well-Being and Community Building
    • Tues, February 15: Next Steps

*Please note that the six sessions are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:40pm PST, pending room reservations. Please make sure to avoid scheduling classes during this time. 

For any questions, please email transfers@marshall.usc.edu.


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Hilda Chaya

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Cinematic Arts

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Where did you transfer from? Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College

What are you involved in on campus? Marshall Women's Leadership Board, Marshall Entertainment Association, Trojan Vision

Transfer Advice: Take your first semester easy, listen and prioritize yourself. 


Charlene Huang

Major: Business Administration

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Where did you transfer from? UC Riverside

What are you involved in on campus? Marshall Student Ambassadors, Descent Magazine, International Student Assembly

Where have you interned?  Andersen, CalUp, Just Like Media

Transfer Advice: Don't be afraid to reach out to your career and academic advisors!




Christopher Kress

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Applied Analytics

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Belvedere, CA

Where did you transfer from? College of Marin

What are you involved in on campus?  Trojan Investing Society, Intramural Basketball, Chess Club

Where have you interned? Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, GenCap Portfolio Management, JMP Securities, Preserve Partners, Main Street Research

Transfer Advice: Focus on getting into a rhythm of studying that makes sense for you. 


Valerie Lui

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Communication Design

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Hong Kong and Alameda, CA

Where did you transfer from? San Jose State University (SJSU) and College of Alameda

What are you involved in on campus? Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE), 3D4E, AIGA

Where have you interned? Upright, Teach For Hong Kong

Transfer Advice: Take things one step at a time and don't hesitate to reach out for help!


Kevin Yu

Major: Business Administration and Accounting

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Where did you transfer from? MiraCosta Community College

What are you involved in on campus? Beta Alpha Psi, Leventhal Transfer Program

Where have you interned? Sapere Aude Consortium

Transfer Advice: In a positive way, nobody cares that you're a transfer. 


Questions? Contact Us!

Marshall Transfer Success Program