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How I knew USC/Marshall was right for me

People often ask me how I ended up at the University of Southern California having been raised in southwest Florida.  When I began my college search I had no idea where and what to look for.  At first I thought I wanted to go to school up in the northeast at a small liberal arts college, my main motivation was to play football for another four years, which is a passion of mine.  After several visits I soon realized that I could not handle the frigid climate, as I had grown accustom to the tropical climate of my native state.  This narrowed my search to schools in relatively similar climates.  Another major fact for choosing the type of university that I wanted to attend was something my college counselor told me, he said “you can make a big school feel small, but you can’t make a small school feel big”.  imagesAnd this really hit home for me because I wanted all the opportunities and networking capabilities that a large university had to offer.  I was also looking for a sense of community, and the trojan family was one of the very best.  USC also offered me the college experience I had always dreamed of, prestigious academics with a vibrant social life.  Once I made an official visit to USC I immediately fell in love with the campus.  I just simply knew that this was were I wanted to spend the next four years of my life.  images-1During the application process I choose to apply to Marshall because of the specific programs that it had to offer.  Growing up I feel in love with story telling, therefore I immediately applied to the Business and Cinematic Arts joint program.  Once accepted the choosing Marshall and USC was easy.


Posted on November 21, 2013 by John


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