Dornsife Trojan Talk
By USC Dornsife Admission
Created by the USC Dornsife Office of Admission and Student Success, the Dornsife Trojan Talk podcast is for any student interested in the University of Southern California's liberal arts college. Hear from staff and current students about the real experiences that shape their USC stories. Hosted by Mark (Senior Asst. Director of Admission) and Anusha (Economics/Mathematics major). Fight On!
Applying to USC Dornsife
We’re back for Season 2! Kicking off the same way we started in Season 1, we’re joined by two current USC Dornsife students about what it’s like to apply to USC Dornsife as a prospective student. Application tips, tricks, and advice by those that know best!
September 29, 2021
Our hosts talk with some of our International Dornsife Ambassadors about their experience applying to USC Dornsife and how they adjusted to life in the United States.
September 29, 2021
Transfer: Transitioning to College Series #2
In the second of our four-part series, join us as we talk to two USC Dornsife transfer students about their transition to college. Learn about what the move to USC was like, how they found community, and even great places to check out in Los Angeles!
August 2, 2021
Freshman: Transitioning to College Series #1
In the first of our four-part series, join us as we talk to two USC Dornsife students about their transition to college as freshman. Learn about what the move from high school to college was like, how they found community, and even great places to check out in Los Angeles!
July 27, 2021
Transfer Student Journey
On this episode, our host talks with Noel, the co-director of the Dornsife Transfer Ambassador Program (DTAP) along with three current Dornsife transfer students about their journey to USC. Hear about the application process along with what students did to get acclimated to their new campus environment. This episode is for both prospective and admitted transfer students.
April 6, 2021
Why Did I Choose USC?
You’ve been admitted to USC… congratulations! Now you're probably wondering, how do I choose where to go for college? This podcast episode features three current students sharing their college decision journey, and what steps they took to find their fit at USC Dornsife.
March 29, 2021
Freshman Science Honors
The Freshman Science Honors Program (F.S.H.) is an alternate learning program that includes special events, small labs, academic support, and a lively student community. F.S.H. staff and students join our hosts to talk about the basics of the program and what value it can bring to new students.
February 28, 2021
Thematic Option Student Panel
On this episode, Mark talks with three freshman Thematic Option students (Allison, Alisha, Matt) about their experience so far in the T.O. program. Topics include ways to discover the program, favorite classes, adapting to a virtual environment, and much more!
February 22, 2021
Thematic Option (T.O.), an alternate general education program based in interdisciplinary learning, is one of the most intriguing experiences offered at USC Dornsife. Join our hosts, along with Executive Director Dr. Rich Edinger and Dornsife student Samantha, in a discussion about T.O., the community built in the program, and information about the application and informational sessions.
February 22, 2021
Applicant Frequently Asked Questions
On our final episode of 2020, hosts Mark and Anusha go through the most frequently asked questions received at our Fall virtual events. If you have a question as a prospective student, you’re likely to hear an answer here!
November 4, 2020
Experience Dornsife Outside the Classroom
Classes and majors are great but what do our students do outside of the classroom? If you have an interest in research, study abroad, service learning, or internships, this is the episode for you! Join us along with our guests Colleen, Sofia, and Tommy as we discuss the variety of experiential opportunities available at the Dornsife College.
October 26, 2020
Looking for advice on how to prepare your application to be a Pre-Health student at USC? Are you considering a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy or other health professions? Join us along with our guests, G and Jo, as we discuss classes, opportunities, and the preparation they took to thrive as Pre-Health students at USC Dornsife.
October 19, 2020
Major to Career
The big question on everyone’s mind when they choose a major to apply to is about the careers they can pursue after graduating. We talk with co-host Anusha about her USC Dornsife major and how she is connecting Dornsife experiences and resources to her future career. We are also joined by Octavio Avila, Director of the Dornsife Career Pathways office, who talks to us about the approach prospective students can take to the career development process.
October 12, 2020
Tackling the Application
We know that the college application process can be a stressful time, so we're here to help! Our guests are Zion and Sahil, two current USC Dornsife students who recently went through the application process themselves. Join us as we talk about USC Dornsife updates, new additions to the Common Application, and strategies on how to best navigate the process.
September 30, 2020