Lisa Swank

Previous Industry: Oil & Gas / Energy
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Intended Industry: Theme Parks / Entertainment
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Hometown: Houston, Texas / Mexican American, Scandinavian

Email Address: Lisa.Swank.2020@marshall.usc.edu

What surprised you most about Marshall?
The camaraderie. This was also a big reason as to why I decided to go to Marshall over other schools I got into. Everyone here is collaborative and willing to help. I had always heard about the Trojan network, but you never really know how incredible it is until you start leveraging it.

What do you wish you'd known before attending business school?
That most of your time and energy won't be in studying and going to classes, it will be with clubs and networking for your future career. I am more busy now than when I had a full-time job.

What leadership positions do you hold at Marshall?
Current I am AVP Finance for Wine Club, AVP Themed Entertainment for Marshall Hospitality & Gaming Club, and AVP Community for Business in Entertainment Association, a Forte Fellow, and MBA Ambassador.

Favorite USC Marshall Experience:
To date, my favorite Marshall experience has been TAM day during orientation week. I think this felt like the first time that I actually got to see my cohorts working in teams to accomplish a common goal. Also, GO CORE C!

Favorite USC Marshall Core Class:
Strategy Class with Professor Fiss

Which clubs are you involved in?
BEA, MHGC, GMA, AFA, Wine Club, LMBA, Outdoor Club

Core:
C

Why did you choose Marshall?
It was the place I felt most at home.

In the end I was struggling between USC and UCLA and was writing all these T-charts with pros and cons and no matter what I wrote, I always felt this gut feeling that USC was it for me. I think the huge deciding factor for me was the amount of interaction and help I got from the administration and students. I just knew the school was doing something right.

Languages:
English, Spanish

Undergraduate:
Rice University

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Lisa Swank

Previous Industry: Oil & Gas / Energy
Intended Industry: Theme Parks / Entertainment
Hometown: Houston, Texas / Mexican American, Scandinavian