Dave Letzter

Class of
2022
,
Business Administration
,
Economics

What are your areas of interest at USC and Marshall?

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Public Policy
  4. Law

What made you choose to attend USC Marshall?
The prestigious and far-reaching Trojan Network, 4-year business education, flexibility of classes/credits, Los Angeles, surrounded by high achieving and career oriented peers, and the opportunity to build a network for myself on the west coast.

What advice do you wish you had known while applying to college?
Make a list of things that are important to you when you think of "college" and rank them. This could include but is not limited to location, price of tuition, academics, and campus life. Which school aligns with what you consider most important? In the end only you will know what is best for you and your situation. This list should not necessarily make the decision for you, but it will help your gut in determining where your next 4 years will be spent.

What are your USC activities/general hobbies?
I am a Marshall Student Ambassador, member of Trojan Investing Society, VP of Project 32 (a student-led tutoring organization that works with the local K-12 magnet school across from the village), and member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. My general hobbies include playing intramural basketball, following professional and collegiate sports, and exploring Los Angeles beaches and restaurants.

Why do you love Los Angeles?
The weather, restaurants, beaches, and day-trips/weekend-trips in and around the area.

What global experiences have you taken part in at USC? Please list all Marshall International Trips you have attended, include program name(s) and location(s).
LINC Spring 2019 - Madrid, Spain

What internship/employment opportunities have you taken advantage of at Marshall?
I connected with alums within the Trojan Network last spring and am currently interning for the 24/7 Investment Group of Raymond James in Beverly Hills, CA. This group provides a plethora of services including asset management and financial planning to professionals, business owners, multigenerational families, divorcees, and young families. I am more than willing to share my experience to prospective Marshall students interested in finance-oriented careers outside of Investment Banking and mainly in relation to Portfolio Management and Investment Groups!

What is your favorite USC Marshall Class?
BUAD307 Fundamental Principles of Marketing. I had a great professor who opened my eyes to a major component of the business world. While I may not pursue marketing as a career path, I am grateful to have had such a positive experience in a class outside of my main interests.

Dave Letzter

Dave Letzter

Class of:
2022
Major:
Business Administration
Economics