Alexandra Gurley's acceptance letter. Courtesy of Alexandra Gurley As a senior in high school in New York, attending USC was my ultimate dream. After a particularly competitive year of admission rates for out of state students and the feared “thanks, but no thanks” letter from USC, I still held on to the hope of being a Trojan. I was accepted into some other great schools across the country...
In a series of columns, alums of USC Annenberg share stories of their time at the school, discuss their career, and offer advice to students.
When I help my daughter move into her USC dorm room this August, it’ll be 30 years since my mother did the same for me. Like me, she was a USC grad ecstatic about her daughter carrying on the Trojan Family legacy. Only now is the deep meaning...
I have to track down two to three experts and convince them to do an interview on national television. Where do I start?
I’ve volunteered to be a bar mentor for this round of bar takers, and I want to encourage your success. Preparing for the bar is intense, and requires as much time and effort as you can manage.
In less than two years after graduating from USC in 1992, I landed the job I always aspired to: a full-time reporter at the Los Angeles Times. At the age of 23. And less than two years after that, I was laid off as part of the newspaper's first round of job cuts, along with all the other reporters who worked in local bureaus for the newspaper's Valley edition.
In a new series of columns, USC Annenberg alumni have shared stories from their time at the school, discussed their careers, and offered advice to students. In this special edition, some columnists offer words of wisdom to the class of 2015.
PR is among those rare industries that leaves many on both sides of the ubiquitous “What do you do for a living?” question stumped. Truly stumped. Though I won’t admit to it myself, I’ve heard many a PR colleague acquiesce after a confusing back-and-forth cocktail party conversation to say, “I work in advertising."
No matter what generation of Trojan you were, everyone could agree that USC does an incredible job of providing students with invaluable opportunities — from speaking with notable guest lecturers, to the use of state of the art media labs, to connections to internships and beyond. The opportunities at USC are limitless.