Xuying (Sandy) Chen

Previous Industry & Function: Music industry, marketing & business development
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Intended Industry & Function: Music industry, marketing & business development
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Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
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Previous Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

Email Address: xuying.chen.2022@marshall.usc.edu

Pronouns:
She/Her/Hers

What surprised you most about Marshall?
What was really surprising about Marshall is how nice everyone is. I came from a background where "seriousness" is quite a scary thing to deal with, but everyone here is so welcoming, enjoy telling jokes, and are genuinely being friendly.

What do you wish you'd known before attending business school?
The mental stress from balancing among school, recruiting, and life. At some point it is crucial to understand that you simply can't do everything all at once, and sometimes you have to make very hard decisions to prioritize and make trade offs. Make sure to manage some time for taking mental breaks if you needed, taking care of family issues or personal matters, doing what you need to stay healthy physically and mentally. Stress relief is such an important factor of success in business school!

What leadership positions do you hold at Marshall?
Marshall Ambassador

What has been your favorite USC Marshall experience?
My favorite Marshall experience so far is my core study group. We have formed such a tight knit and genuine friendship during this very difficult time of COVID-19 with people all around the world. We make sure to touch base at least on a weekly basis and help each other in this very fast paced studying and recruiting process.  We are supportive of each other so I feel like we can lean on each other about not only professional and academic matters, but also personal issues as well.

What is your favorite USC Marshall core class?
Contemporary Issues in Competitive Strategy with Professor Peer Fiss! Absolutely my favorite so far. Even in a virtual environment, Professor Fiss was engaging, passionate about the subject, and really insightful. It was a tough class but I have learned so much.

Which clubs are you involved in?
Business of Entertainment Associations (BEA), Graduate International Student Club (GISC), Marshall Wine Club, Marshall Pride

Core:
B

Why did you choose Marshall?
I chose Marshall because some of the most important people in my personal and professional life are Trojans and Marshall Alums. They have demonstrated, in many aspects, what it takes to be a Trojan: always be kind and help others in need, live up to the resilient Trojan Spirit (Fight On!), and be extraordinary. I chose Marshall without hesitation to be a part of this amazing school.

Languages Spoken:
Chinese, English, Spanish (beginner)

Undergraduate University:
Loyola University New Orleans

Sandy Chen

Xuying (Sandy) Chen

Previous Industry & Function: Music industry, marketing & business development
Intended Industry & Function: Music industry, marketing & business development
Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Previous Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China