When we asked our current Admission Ambassadors and Tour Guides what the Admission Center can best be described as, the number one answer they responded with was “a family.” Working at the AC is more than just a paid campus job – it is joining a campus community where you can meet other friendly, motivated and personable students involved in all parts of USC. Outside of the office, our student staff members like to attend events together – everything from local hikes around L.A. to campus festivities – and that close camaraderie between our staff truly makes the AC community a family within the Trojan Family. Here are some thoughts from current students (and a few graduates!) about the tight-knit community that makes up the Admission Center:
I have loved working at the AC because I’ve met an amazing, diverse group of friends who continuously inspire me to pursue great opportunities.
Being a member of the AC has been by far the best thing I’ve done in college. I’ve developed great life skills and met some of the best people in the world and I know I have the best job at USC.
I found friends, a home, and a family. It helps me develop professionally and as a person.
Joining the Admission Center has by far been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. What I tell people on all of my tours is to make sure you are joining clubs and organizations that allow you to meet inspiring individuals you might never have met otherwise. I have gotten to learn the ins and outs of all things USC, whether it’s engineering, athletics, film, business, communication, you name it. But more importantly, I have made best friends who are living examples of USC’s diversity in academics, campus life, and tradition. And I’m tearing up. Love this office.
From my first tour at USC, I knew I wanted to become a tour guide. However, I didn’t know that upon entering this prestigious group of students, I would also be given a family. I’ve learned valuable life skills from working in the office and have honed my public speaking skills, but most importantly, I’ve made some of my best friends through the office. Over the summer we have busy schedules giving multiple tours a day and answering questions to hundreds of prospective students, but we also spend priceless hours bonding. They say that birds of a feather flock together; I’m just really grateful to have found special people that I want to flock with.
The AC is the best thing that could have happened to me at USC. I have never once felt like I’ve “gone to work” since the beginning of my sophomore year, and that’s because I’m excited to show up at the AC every day because of the conversations I know I’ll have, the people I know I’ll meet, and the amount of wisdom I know I’ll gather.
Having always wanted to work in the Admission Center, being lucky enough to be hired and begin to work with such dedicated students has been nothing short of phenomenal. Not only have I picked up tangible professional skills and learned how to adapt to unexpected situations, but every day I am rewarded by showing someone how USC can be the best decision they make.
- Troy Camp
- SoCal VoCals
- Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE)
- USC Office of Orientation Programs
- Association for Computing Machinery
- USC Ice Girls Figure Skating Squad
- Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG)
- Advanced Persistent Threat Computer Security Club
- USC Panhellenic Council
- Problems Without Passports
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Annenberg TV News
- Neon Tommy
- USC Residential Student Government
- USC Undergraduate Student Government
- Design for America at USC
- Daily Trojan
- Undergraduate Research: USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Undergraduate Research: Keck School of Medicine of USC
- USC Office of the Provost
- USC Marathon Team
- SC Outfitters
- USC Helenes
- Trojan Knights
- Trojan Scholars Society
- And many more…
This was my first “real” job. The amount I’ve learned even in just one year is seriously astounding. Each day I’m pushed to higher levels of professionalism and dedication by my fellow ACers. So the skills I’ll take with me after I leave can help me in any field. I’m so proud to tell people I work in the Admission Center; it’s one of my greatest accomplishments thus far!
Working at the AC has given me some of the most amazing friends. Not only am I excited to go to work and see all these people, they inspire me everyday to work harder and excel in life. I have gained professional skills that most people do not explore in college and I’m so grateful for this amazing opportunity.