University of Southern California
Letter from the 2014-2015 USC Quest Liaison
Greetings and welcome to the USC Quest Scholars Network Chapter page! My name is Vickie Trinh and as I enter my senior year at USC I cannot believe how much I have experienced in the last 3 years. USC honestly has it all – sunny weather, a driven student body, awesome faculty, and a lively campus. Hollywood, Santa Monica Beach, LA Live, and Little Tokyo (just to name a few) are all within our radius. USC prides itself on being multicultural with the largest number of international students amongst all U.S. universities. The university has over 150 majors and minors and 850 student organizations. Whether you are interested in joining the Quidditch Team, taking a class at Catalina Island, teaching at local elementary schools through the Joint Education Project, or volunteering at the USC Keck Medical Center, everyone is bound to find their niche. Interested in greek? USC has one of the largest greek communities in the West Coast! Being involved in research out of the classroom, immersion into the Los Angeles community, and opportunities for internship and travel provide for a well-rounded education.
Students are held closer together by the Trojan Spirit and being part of the Trojan Family. Every fall, students storm the LA Coliseum in cardinal and gold, accompanied by The Spirit of Troy (USC’s marching band), to cheer the Trojan Football team on to victory. USC has a strong athletics department with intercollegiate and intramural teams for a multitude of sports. In fact, USC has won more medals at the Olympic games than any other university in the world (287 total)!
The USC QSN Chapter was established in 2011 will see the first graduating class of USC Quest Scholars this year (2014-2015)! Our chapter focuses on developing a strong network by allowing upperclassmen to assist first-year students and sharing resources/knowledge. With strength in academics, social life, resources, and location, I could not see myself at a better place. Fight On!
Your Quest Liaison,
Vickie Trinh ‘15