Freshman Students

By the end of your first year, we recommend you:

Get involved

During Welcome Week, attend New Student Welcome and the USC Involvement Fair to find out more information about Marshall Student Organizations and USC Campus Activities

Attend all Marshall FYE events to hear from your fellow peers about how they have made the most of their USC Marshall experience.

Join the Robert J. Coury Applied Leadership Program to identify and develop your strengths and values as a leader.

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Utilize Marshall Career Services

Log onto Handshake and complete your profile and career interests. If you need assistance navigating Handshake, email Look for emails about registering for the First Year Experience: Career sessions. 

Attend various Marshall Career Workshops and Events. Topics include creating your resume, conducting informational interviews, networking strategies, and more. For additional details and to RSVP, please log onto Handshake and click on “Events.”

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Meet with your Marshall Academic Advisor

Schedule your Mandatory Advising appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and performance, assist you in understanding the Marshall undergraduate curriculum, and inform you about the various opportunities on campus.

Check your USC email around registration time for more details.

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Get to know the Marshall faculty

Start establishing connections with your professors by visiting their office hours..

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Take advantage of Marshall Academic Resources

Attend core review sessions for key Marshall courses including ECON 351x, ECON 352x, BUAD 306, BUAD 310, and BUAD 311. For the most up-to-date schedule, please view Marshall Academic Resources.

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Jumpstart your global experience

Begin learning about global business through Learning about International Commerce (LINC), or participating in the Global Leadership Program (invitation only).

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