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We have a truly diverse group of business students that excel and are passionate in different areas, and there are outlets for each of these areas out of the classroom. However, the real bond is the "Trojan Family" and the relationships built at USC transcend the classroom, and even campus, to a strong network of alumni who care.
I think that making internships mandatory for graduation would stress the importance of real-world learning to students and give them an advantage over other business programs in the country. Because we are situated in Los Angeles, we compete with students from around the world for local jobs and internship experience can be the difference between getting the job and not making the cut.
Because we are situated in Los Angeles, we have access to many opportunities that students at other universities don't. We are situated in one of the major financial centers of the world, which gives us ample avenues for employment. Another major benefit that we enjoy specifically at USC: the Trojan Family. The alumni bond at USC is one of strongest in the country and USC alumni go above and beyond to support graduates from their alma mater.
There is too much focus on international students for the sake of being international. Sometimes the language barriers are too high to reap the benefits of diversity.
The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) is a great experience that not only bonds students together, but also allows us to challenge and learn the concepts brought up in the classroom. We also have a wide arrange of speakers from different companies present to us in class. Most importantly, we are encouraged to network with professionals and our peers.
Our business program is a phenomenal one, but I would like to see a bit more creativity in some of the required classes. Our upper-divisions are challenging and inspiring, where our lower-division classes could use a boost.
The diversity of the student body offers a great opportunity to learn globality and experience different business cultures. The different externship programs give student a chance to work and study in a different country for a semester. The emphasis on teamwork and career planning is enormous.
The most basic business courses, and probably some of the most important courses in the curriculum are taught by less experienced or less awarded professors. While this is probably typical for a large research university, I think that these courses have a potential to be more than just large weed out courses and more of keystones to future learning in our undergraduate careers.
Small classrooms allow us to interact with professors and develop a relationship with them. Professors are very knowledgeable in the subject they teach and are always available when we have questions other than the subject they teach. The social events help develop networking skills; there are always events with firms coming to network with students and recruit.
There needs to be more situations based learning in lower division classes. The most valuable and memorable classes I have had at USC all involved mock situations based on real life scenarios, however there not only weren't enough of these classes in my education, but they all came too late to be valuable in future classes.
I think that the entrepreneurship program and the student exchange program make the Marshall business program unique. The entrepreneurship program does a good job of taking students out of their comfort zone. Classes are not structured like any other classes I have taken. The exchange program offers many choices to students and allows students to become more open-minded.
The grading policy is weak. There should be a standardized system across all classes, but all too often, it varies from professor to professor.
There are an abundance of opportunities if you choose to pursue them. These include career fairs, mentor programs, study abroad, information sessions, clubs, leadership roles, and helpful advice from intelligent people throughout the business school. It comes down to your desire and motivation to succeed in and out of college.
Underclassmen should be taught about career paths earlier on. There were many jobs I didn't know existed and now feel like it's too late to pursue them.
It's a family atmosphere. Counselors want to see you succeed, and they know how to succeed because they have been there before. Professors are already successful in their specific areas of expertise. Students have already reached numerous amounts of success in their lives. Being around successful people breeds more success.
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