All I can say is that there’s no other school like USC. Between classes, after classes, and on the weekends, there are always things going on.
1. Every Wednesday as I walk to chemistry, my routine has become to pass by the farmer’s market right outside my residential building and try a bunch of their fruit. I now have a new favorite fruit: persimmons. Just a little further there are sometimes people handing out free Nesquik chocolate milk. On Fridays, a comedy club puts on performances on Trousdale.
2. A week ago, Mary Lambert (the female singer in Macklemore’s Same Love) came and gave an intimate performance in Bovard Auditorium, which of course is free to all USC students.
3. Just before that, I had the honor of hearing Bill Clinton speak at Bovard.
4. Last week, the CFO of Tesla Motors came and spoke to anyone who wanted to come and listen.
5. On my way to chemistry this week, there was a small puppy adoption going on on Trousdale.
6. This Wednesday, I got to see a screening of a food documentary that changed the way I look at food companies, health corporations, food advertisements, and food companies in relation to different ethnic groups.
7. This past Thursday, on my way to my Spanish class, I got to take in the vastness of the stage being set up for Conquest, which is USC’s night to get the whole Trojan family pumped for the USC vs UCLA game on Saturday.
What other school brings a huge Ferris wheel into the quad and lets people ride for free? What other school puts on a huge fireworks show on campus to get people pumped? What other school has 5-time Grammy winners come perform for the student body?
USC does this. USC makes you feel like there are no limits. Everything is possible and within reach. Want to get an internship? Talk to a professor. Done. Want to explore different classes? Talk to your advisor. Need help writing a resume, interviewing, public speaking, or looking for advice in the career field? The Student Union Center is open and there for the specific purpose of helping YOU. It’s there, and it’s free. Easy.
The bottom line is that USC is more than an institution that offers classes. It is a giant key there to unlock any door that you have the desire to open. I’ve come to realize more and more that it’s a place for me to explore and fall in love with new subjects and activities. It’s a place where you can really enjoy life while excelling in it. Every school tells you that there are no boundaries to what you want to do, but at USC you really realize and believe that you really can do the grandiose, world changing things that make an impact on this world.