Join VSA

Viterbi Student Ambassador applications are due March 15th

Apply Now To Be a Viterbi Student Ambassador

All completed applications must include a photo, your USC Resume, Course History, as well as answers to a variety of short answer responses. All applicants must register for a panel-style interview as part of the application process – so be sure to have your calendar ready!

Early applications receive priority interview sign-ups!

Watch the video to learn more about what being a VSA means. Keep scrolling where you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and thoughts from current VSAs!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is VSA?

    VSAs share their experiences and stories to provide prospective students a real honest perspective on student life. From blogging to videos to events to social media, VSAs are helping potential USC Viterbi students learn more about what college life is like.

  • What do VSAs do?

    Share their student life. Blogging, podcasts, student panels, videos, lab tours, department tours, events and more, the types of events and activities are endless. From working with prospective students in high school to admitted students to transfer students, you’re helping to share what #ViterbiLife is like.

  • What do I need for the application?

    Applications require a photo, signing up for an interview, and uploading academic history and USC Career Transcript. Applications launch Sunday, February 23rd and are due along with signing up for an interview time on Sunday, March 15th. First round group interviews will be held from March 23rd through April 3rd, 2020. Second round interviews will be held from April 13th through April 24th and the final interviews will be on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

  • What’s the time commitment?

    Being a VSA is as much a time commitment as you want it to be. VSAs are heavily involved in other student organizations and activities so they work with the flexibility of their schedule to become as active as they want to be with VSA.

  • Are there mandatory activities/events?

    The following are required for all VSAs: bi-weekly blogging, 2 full day admitted student events, fall and spring retreat, participating in social media.

  • Who should I ask if I have more questions?

    For specific questions, email Paul Ledesma at

“I love being a VSA because everyone involved—my peers, the faculty and administration, and even the students and parents that come to visit USC for the first time—have pushed me to become a better person and leave an impact on the Viterbi community. “

– Natalie, ’19

“I love being a VSA because not only do I get a chance to talk to incredibly talented high school students about the best school in the world, but I also get to do creative projects like producing and hosting our podcast, designing social media campaigns, and editing videos about student life!”

– Rhea, ’19