Posted: February 28, 2017, 11:31am
In my opinion, one of the best ways to judge a university is to look at the university’s relation with the alumni. And USC has left no stone unturned in staying connected with the alumni and the alumni are so happy to stay in touch with their alma mater and their classmates. All this only goes to show that their time spent here at USC impacts their life every day in one way or another and that it is something that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
One of the things that I constantly advocate is that it is extremely important to talk to people outside of your academic circle. And by that I mean, it’s not enough if you just interact with your professors or your classmates. You need to get out of your comfort zone and talk to people from different majors, different schools or different specializations. Even to this day, when I’m talking to people from different majors, I feel a little out of place because I can’t really get my mind around what they’re trying to say. But one way of overcoming that is by asking tons of questions. That way they know that I don’t know what they’re talking about but at the same time, they know that I’m interested in what they have to say.
I had this brilliant opportunity of attending this dinner that was hosted by USC alumni at their house. This whole dinner was actually part of this bigger event called SCuppers weekend which was organized by the USC Alumni Association. It was an amazing experience and I met so many new people from different majors. During my conversation with a Marshall student, I learned a lot about real estate and the career opportunities. And I told them about my specialization and how ubiquitous networks are. Then I met another woman who is much older than all of us and she is doing her masters here. I can’t recall the exact name of her program but it’s basically about having a conversation in English with a person who does not understand English. Isn’t that really interesting? Then I met another girl who is pursuing her degree in cinematic school and she is currently working on her first book. We had some more interesting conversations at dinner and our hosts were so welcoming and lovely. It was so nice to hear about their experiences at USC and how they managed to stay in touch with the university.
I’m so grateful that they hosted us and I really look forward to being more involved with this organization in the future.
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Published on July 25th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017