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Marshall Transfer Success Program (TSP)

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 fall 2021.

  • 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 Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

Expectations

  • 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, August 20, 9am-12pm PST: TSP Welcome
    • Wed, August 25: Getting Involved
    • Wed, September 1: Career Planning for Transfers
    • Wed, September 8: Strategies for Success in Marshall Courses
    • Wed, September 15: Positive Well-Being and Building Community
    • Wed, September 22: Career Insights in Business
    • Wed, September 29: Next Steps

*Please note that the six sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:50pm PST. Please make sure to avoid scheduling classes during this time. 

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

 

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Meet the Fall 2021 Transfer Ambassadors!

Caitlin

 Caitlin Ciano

Major: Accounting

Year in School: Senior (Graduating Dec. '21)

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Where did you transfer from? The George Washington University and Irvine Valley College

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

Where have you interned? Deloitte, KKDLY 

Transfer Advice: You belong at USC! Do not get intimidated by other people's accomplishments, focus on your own journey!

hilda

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

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

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

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

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. 

 

  

verena

Verena Girgis

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Applied Analytics

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Cypress, TX

Where did you transfer from? University of Houston

What are you involved in on campus? Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE), Operations Management Association (OMA), Lemonade Day, Robert J. Coury Applied Leadership Program

Where have you interned? Morning Brew, RippleMatch, iXperience, Capgemini

Transfer Advice: Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone - talk to everyone you meet, you might make a lifelong connection!

 

Questions? Contact Us!

Marshall Transfer Success Program