Julia Gossner

Previous Industry: Consulting
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Intended Industry: Consulting
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Hometown: Connecticut, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles

Email Address: Julia.Gossner.2020@marshall.usc.edu

What surprised you most about Marshall?
The alumni network! Everyone talks about the strength of the Trojan family, but it is truly incredible when you begin to experience it first hand. As a Marshall student, I have been able to meet unbelievable alumni whom, despite being executives of massive international corporations, are willing to take time out of their day to chat with me about my own professional development. That level of commitment and support within the Trojan network simply can't be matched.

What do you wish you'd known before attending business school?
Besides knowing how to use a financial calculator, I wish I had known just how many different opportunities, clubs, and events were available. I had an idea of several organizations I was interested in joining, but once I got to campus I was shocked by the sheer volume of options. I definitely became very involved quickly and there is never a dull moment. However, it may be helpful when starting business school to really think about what you want to become involved in so you can maximize your time and get the most impact out of your experience.

What leadership positions do you hold at Marshall?
I am the Associate Vice President of Career Development for Marshall Consulting and Strategy Club as well as the Associate Vice President of Human Capital Consulting for the Leadership and Organization Club. I also represent Core C as their Academic Core Rep on Marshall Graduate Student Association. I participate as a Marshall Ambassador and am on a number of different case competition teams including Deloitte Human Capital, Deloitte Supply Chain, and Ernst & Young.

Favorite USC Marshall Experience:
I competed on behalf of USC Marshall for the National MBA Human Capital Case Competition hosted by Deloitte and HP at Vanderbilt University. My incredible team and I were able to win 1st place for the third year in a row for USC- coming home with $10,000 in prize money. We received so much support from former alumni, second-year students, and the Marshall Business Competition Program which made it a truly special win. It was not only a huge success, but I became like family with my teammates and had an absolute blast in Nashville celebrating with hot chicken and line dancing. I'll never forget that experience!

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:
Strategy with Peer!

Which clubs are you involved in?
Marshall Consulting and Strategy Club, Leadership and Organization Club, Marshall Graduate Student Association, Graduate Women in Business, Marshall Wine Club, Marshall Ambassadors, Marshall Business Competition Program, and Marshall Eatz.

Core:
C

Why did you choose Marshall?
The community. It is a very close-knit school that is built on collaboration to achieve success. The Trojan Family mentality is real and palpable, and simply can't be replicated elsewhere. I knew by attending Marshall I'd leave with not only an MBA but a lifelong network that genuinely wanted me to succeed. Additionally, the school mirrored my values -- celebrating diversity of thought, supporting female leadership in business, focusing on group success, and contributing to the community. In the end, the Marshall community made me feel valued, welcomed, and like I belonged. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Languages:
English

Undergraduate:
Northeastern University

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Julia Gossner

Previous Industry: Consulting
Intended Industry: Consulting
Hometown: Connecticut, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles