Marshall Transfer Success Program (TSP)



TSP is an 8-week program that helps incoming transfer students maximize their time at USC Marshall and build a community among other transfer students. 

Benefits of Joining

  • Gain access to a community of peers at Marshall that can be a continuous source of support during the program and throughout your time at USC;

  • Receive personalized assistance regarding academic and career goals from Marshall staff, including Academic Advisors, Career Advisors, and Marshall faculty;

  • Be introduced to university resources as you transition into USC Marshall;

  • And strengthen key skills needed to succeed as a Marshall student and business professional.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an incoming transfer student at USC Marshall School of Business or Leventhal School of Accounting for Fall 2024.

  • Although open to all transfer students, TSP is intended for students who are historically from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds, or who identify as first generation (first in their family) to go to college.

  • Must complete the online application by August 9, 2024 at 11:59pm.


  • If selected to participate in the program, you must be available to attend all of the sessions* and events noted below (accommodations  can be made on a case-by-case basis):
    • Friday, August 23: Fall 2024 TSP Welcome (~9am-2pm)
    • Week 1 Session, August 27: Getting Involved​ at USC
    • Week 2 Session, September 3: Career Planning for Transfers
      • Week 3- No TSP (Marshall Career Fair)
    • Week 4 Session, September 17:Strategies for Success in Marshall Courses
    • Week 5 Session, September 24: Positive Well-Being
      • Week 6- No formal session 10/1- Small Group Connections with TSP Ambassadors throughout the week
    • Week 7 Session, October 8:Alumni Insights Panel
    • Week 8 Session, October 15: Next Steps​​​​

*Please note that all six program sessions will occur on Tuesday evenings from 5:00pm-6:50pm PST, pending room reservations. Please make sure to avoid scheduling classes during this time. Students who are admitted into the program will be notified by Tuesday, August 13.

For any questions, please email transfers@marshall.usc.edu.


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2023-2024 Transfer Success Program Ambassadors:


Ali Alban

Major: Business Administration 

Minor: Law and Technology

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Lake Balboa, California

Where did you transfer from? Santa Monica College

What are you involved in on campus?  USC Women's Club Soccer, The Consulting Club, Family Business Society

Where have you interned? Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman as Business Management Intern

Transfer Advice: Do not compare yourself to others around, just follow your own path and everything will come into place. 


Chris Andrade

Major: Business Administration with Finance emphasis

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Diamond Bar, California

Where did you transfer from? Mt. San Antonio Community College

What are you involved in on campus?  Trojan Investment Society (TIS), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), USC Veterans Association

Where have you interned? Morgan Stanley - Wolfslau Group (wealth management)

Transfer Advice: Actively engage with peers you meet through the Transfer Success Program. Some amazing friendships were forged there, thanks to the mutual recognition we had from the program. Another crucial tip is to immerse yourself in various activities, programs, and clubs from the beginning of the semester. Opportunities tend to dwindle as the semester progresses, so it's important to join a variety of clubs and programs early on, to maximize your options for the future. 


Allison Flores

Major: Accounting

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Glendale, California and Calgary, AB

Where did you transfer from? UC Santa Barbara

What are you involved in on campus? Accounting Society, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Troy Philippines, USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Trojan Investing Society, Techie, Transfer International Experience (TIE)

Where have you interned? EY and William Blair

Transfer Advice: Never be afraid to reach out to someone in your class who you think you've talked to before or have come across with, they are probably thinking the same thing about you - reach out first!





Mariam Hagopian

Major: Business Administration

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Glendale, California

Where did you transfer from? Glendale Community College

What are you involved in on campus?  Core Consulting Group, Marshall Business Student Community (MBSC), BusinessSC, American Marketing Association (AMA), USC Admissions Office - Transfer Ambassador Program, Norman Topping Scholars, Armenian Student Association 

Where have you interned? City of Glendale as Social Media Marketing Intern

Transfer Advice: Take that risk and do whatever you are scared of, the worst answer you can get is a no!


Nicole Liu

Major: Business Administration and Accounting

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Mainland China and San Marino, California

Where did you transfer from? Pasadena City College

What are you involved in on campus? Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)

Where have you interned? PwC and Crowe

Transfer Advice: If you got accepted, don't doubt yourself when you are here. They chose you for a reason and you belong here. 


Crystal Madumere

Major: Business Administration and Accounting

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Northridge, California

Where did you transfer from? Santa Monica College

What are you involved in on campus? Black Student Association, Sirens A Capella, Leventhal Transfer Program, Marshall Student Ambassador

Where have you interned? EY and Amazon

Transfer Advice: Try saying hi or starting a conversation with someone new everyday. 


Tara Shinde

Major: Business Administration

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Where did you transfer from? University of Illinois Chicago

What are you involved in on campus?  Trojan Venture Society, Music Meditation Club, TroyLabs, FinTech SC (started own organization), Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), First-Generation+ Success Center

Where have you interned?  William Blair as Investment Banking Project Management Intern and PwC as Consulting Intern

Transfer Advice: Put yourself out there! Join clubs, introduce yourself to professors and classmates, and take advantage of all the resources USC and Marshall have to offer!


Juan Pablo Wilson

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Economics

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Where did you transfer from? City College of San Francisco

What are you involved in on campus?  Lambda Theta Phi, Consulting Club, Music Meditation Club, Marshall Business Student Community (MBSC)

Where have you interned? Aflac and Premier Nutrition - Post Holdings

Transfer Advice: Believe in yourself, in your ability to succeed, and in your ability to persevere, even when you feel like all odds are against you. Also, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help if you feel yourself struggling, falling behind, or alone. 


Kevin Yu

Major: Business Administration with Entrepreneurship & Innovation emphasis and Accounting

Minor: Applied Analytics

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: San Diego, California

Where did you transfer from? MiraCosta Community College

What are you involved in on campus? Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Leventhal Transfer Program, Volunteer Center, Alpha Phi Omega (APO)

Where have you interned? Sapere Aude Consortium, SILREAL, and Silverline Construction

Transfer Advice: In a positive way, nobody cares that you're a transfer.


Questions? Contact Us!

Marshall Transfer Success Program