The Marshall Connections Program (MCP) is a first year experience program that helps students get connected and engaged with USC and the Marshall School of Business.
The Marshall Connection Program is designed to assist new freshmen (domestic and international) and new transfer students transition to USC Marshall by helping them nurture relationships with Marshall faculty, staff, classmates, and business professionals. The program provides networking and leadership opportunities and creates awareness of academic and career support programs to enhance student success. MCP has five basic principles that emphasize the purpose of the program and are used to encourage student success at USC Marshall:
CREATE a network of peers within Marshall
CONNECT with Marshall faculty and staff
DEVELOP leadership skills and gain experience
MEET professionals in the field
INSTILL a strong sense of community
The Marshall Connection Program provides these opportunities throughout the academic year (fall & spring) to allow students to begin to develop a network and community of peers, faculty, and staff as well as to formulate life goals and career plans. Through MCP, Marshall students have the chance to connect with each other in smaller, more intimate settings by having meals with Faculty Mentors, participating in Marshall & Beyond (a networking dinner planned by and for first-year students), getting to know the Peer Advisory Board members, attending programs that introduce students to topics such as being business savvy, networking, career services, and participating in events designed specifically for transfer or international students.
Check your USC email regularly for invitations to and information about upcoming MCP events or contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising.