Eric Ossola

Previous Industry: Finance
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Intended Industry: Finance
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Hometown: Washington, D.C., USA
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Previous Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Email Address: eric.ossola.2021@marshall.usc.edu

Pronouns:
he/him/his

What surprised you most about Marshall?
The Trojan Network is one of the most marketed aspects of USC MBA, but I didn’t realize how helpful it truly is until I arrived on campus. If you are wearing a USC t-shirt, people will stop you on the street or in the grocery store to say “Fight on!” Most if not all alumni you reach out to try to be as helpful as they can be, whether they know you or not.

What do you wish you'd known before attending business school?
You hit the ground running. Classes move at a fast pace from the first week, and for some industries, so does recruitment. While you’re busy in class, you have a relatively short amount of time to explore your professional options.

What leadership positions do you hold at Marshall?
Co-Director - Marshall MBA Ambassadors, AVP of iTrek - Jewish Association of Marshall Students, AVP of USC Relations, Entrepreneurship and Venture Management Association, Marshall MBA Ambassador

What is your favorite USC Marshall experience:
Making great friends every step of the way. Business school helps you learn professional skills and get a job, but the most valuable part of Marshall is the community. You make lifelong bonds with ambitious, creative, and supportive people here at Marshall.

What is your favorite USC Marshall core class:
Contemporary Issues in Competitive Strategy

Which clubs are you involved in?
Marshall Finance Association, Entrepreneurship & Venture Management Association, Jewish Association of Marshall Students, Marshall Net Impact, High Tech Association, Marshall Soccer Club

Core:
B

Why did you choose Marshall?
When I began the MBA application process, I had no idea where I would ultimately choose to go. However, the current students and alumni I spoke with at Marshall made me want to be a Trojan. It’s worth taking the time to meet current students and/or alumni during the decision-making process to see if the culture is right for you. Marshall was the right fit for me!

Languages:
English

Undergraduate:
George Washington University

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Eric Ossola

Previous Industry: Finance
Intended Industry: Finance
Hometown: Washington, D.C., USA
Previous Location: Washington, D.C., USA