The Trojan Family
The USC Trojan Family is a diverse, global network of hundreds of thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, partners, friends and fans. This unique, genuinely supportive community is among the most loyal anywhere. The term “Trojan Family” is more than a phrase: “It represents a promise, a commitment to support that is lifelong and worldwide.”
In addition to being part of the USC Alumni Association, all alumni of the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting are members of the USC Marshall Alumni Association, one of the world’s leading and most influential business-networking organizations.
The USC Marshall alumni network of more than 82,000 graduates across over 90 countries is composed of business and accounting alumni with experience in a wide variety of industries, professions and regions. This association provides lifelong benefits, connections and access to the USC Trojan Family and beyond. It provides graduates with an inside track in a competitive business environment, access to career advancement opportunities and resources and diverse ways to serve our community.
Alumni Participation Rate
Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact and positions our school for excellence.
Win-Win: Gifts from alumni help the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting remain competitive leaders in global business education. Alumni support is part of a proud tradition at USC and not only benefits students and faculty, but also increases our alumni participation rate. As our ranking increases, the value of your degree increases as well!
What is a "participation rate"? It is the percentage of alumni who provide financial contributions to the university during the year. This is not a measure of the size or amount of the gift, but rather the number of graduates who give. The percentage is calculated each and every year. In addition to providing financial support to the University, this participation directly affects how we are ranked against our peers. U.S. News & World Report uses the alumni participation rate as the only indicator of alumni satisfaction when it publishes its annual ranking of colleges and universities.
Dean's Strategic Fund: The dean relies on the annual support of alumni, parents and friends to the Dean’s Strategic Fund. The fund helps to keep USC Marshall at the cutting edge of discovery, globalization and engagement. It gives the dean the "ability to green light initiatives that take students out of their comfort zones and spark the school's intellectual agenda." By making a contribution of any amount to the Dean’s Strategic Fund, you are supporting both students and faculty to achieve academic excellence.
Join us today to help shape the future of business and the future for our students, faculty and school.
Connections, Leadership, and Service
Alumni are engaged with the school and the University in a wide variety of ways – through programming, online and career development opportunities and support. Benefits of staying connected to the Marshall and Trojan Families include:
- Volunteer, leadership and service opportunities
- Lifelong learning relationships
- Opportunities to strengthen your portfolio
- Speaking engagements
- Career development
- Access to outstanding USC students, thought leaders, potential employees and employers
- Interaction with leaders in their professions and in their communities
- Opportunities to make valuable contributions to USC, business and society
Innovative Programming: From conferences and discussions to homecoming festivities and networking functions, the USC Marshall Alumni Association inspires and empowers alumni to build relationships, participate in their local communities and take their personal and professional lives to new heights. Thousands of alumni take part in fascinating, far-flung activities each year. Visit our online events calendar and sign up to join us at a gathering near you.
Dynamic Online Forum: Now more than ever, staying connected is absolutely critical to reaching your next step. Through the enormous growth of mobile devices and the popularity of social media, USC Marshall alumni have reunited with former classmates, expanded their networks, and made meaningful connections around the world as never before. Be a part of the online conversation when you login today.
Leadership and Support: The Trojan Family is active and connected around the world thanks in large part to the incredible dedication and efforts of our alumni leaders, including our executive committee, board and committee members, luncheon leaders, and USC Marshall alumni regional representatives.
Alumni provide extraordinary support to their alma mater.
Alumni are connectors, opening doors for USC Marshall and USC Leventhal faculty, centers, research, students and fellow alumni.
Alumni are generous, not only listening, sharing and helping one another and their community, but also providing essential support to the Trojan Family. They demonstrate this through their involvement in a wide variety of activities, such as mentoring, guest speaking, hosting students at work, hiring students and alumni and making valuable contributions to the School that help keep USC Marshall on the cutting edge of discovery and innovation.
Alumni are Trojans for life.
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On behalf of the Trojan Family, thank you for contributing to the value of the network. Fight On!
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