Ashi Punj

Class of
2019
,
Business Administration

Areas of Interest at USC and Marshall
1. Financial Services
2. Healthcare Industry
3. Traveling / Global Experience  
4. Soccer  
5. Trojan Family

What made you choose to attend USC Marshall?
The reason that I chose the USC Marshall School of Business is because it is one of the best business schools in the world. Marshall provides a vast range of resources and a strong network of alumni. In addition, I wanted to learn from the best, and Marshall has some of the most accomplished professor who have worked in the industry at the highest levels. Moreover, gaining a holistic educational experience was a priority for me, and here at USC I am able to surround myself with other diverse, ambitious and accomplished students. Above all, I wanted to be part of the Trojan Family.

Advice you wish you had known while applying to college:
One simple advice would be not to limit yourself. Even if you are unsure of your future plans coming into college, at Marshall there are so many opportunities to discover your passion and eventually a career. It is important to come in with an open mind and a hardworking attitude.

USC activities/general hobbies:
USC Activities:
1. Marshall Student Ambassador
2. CAP (Career  Advancement Program)
3. ExCEL (International Experiential Corporate Learning Program)

General Hobbies:
1. Soccer
2. Traveling

Why do you love Los Angeles?
Having lived in 2 different countries, and 4 cities across the US, Los Angeles is my favorite. The reasons being the weather, the diversity and Los Angeles being a cultural center.

What global experiences have you had in college?
Through the ExCEL program, I traveled aboard to London last spring break to meet and discuss with executives of top companies/governmental officials. I was able to enhance my knowledge and understanding of international business, developed a greater appreciation of cultural differences, and gained exposure to foreign business practices.  

What internship/employment opportunities have you taken advantage of at Marshall?
1. Northwestern Mutual, Financial Representative
2. USC Keck Medical School, Cancer Research
3. CHLA, Intern

Favorite USC Marshall class:
BUAD 280 - Introduction to Financial Accounting with Professor Julie Suh.

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Ashi Punj

Class of:
2019
Major:
Business Administration