Share your #ViterbiLife with prospective students.

VSA’s work hand in hand with the Viterbi School of Engineering Admission staff year-round by helping to plan events, design publications, and act as liaisons to prospective students and their families.  Each VSA brings a unique set of qualities and talent to the staff. As a result of the spectrum of events and duties in which a VSA will participate, these skills vary widely.

Selection is competitive and we look for a well rounded staff and a variety of skills, including leadership and communication. Communication and interpersonal skills, computer programming, peer leadership, organizational involvement, academics, project development and enthusiasm for USC and the Viterbi School are all considered.

Minimum VSA Responsibilities

  • Weekly Staff Meetings
  • Fall and Spring Weekend Retreats
  • Meet USC: weekly meetings with prospective students and families
  • Discover USC: planning and implementation of 2 weekend Open House Programs
  • Admitted Student Events (Explore USC, Preview USC, etc) throughout Feb.-April
  • Welcome Week Event: staffing and implementation
  • Individual meetings and tours with prospective students and family members
  • Further development and contribution to Viterbi Voices
  • Contributions to public social media accounts (Instagram, Snapchat etc.)
  • Blog & Feature Topic writings on a regular schedule
  • Contributions to video and audio productions throughout the year
  • Serve as ambassador for USC and the Viterbi School of Engineering

Applications are due no later than April 3, 2015. All completed applications must include a photo, as well as answers to a variety of short answer responses. In addition to the application, there will be three rounds of interviews before final selections are made to the staff. All applicants must register for a panel-style interview as part of the application process – so be sure to have your calendar ready when applying! Early applications receive priority for the interview sign-ups.

Please direct questions to Paul Ledesma, Director of Undergraduate Admission at