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Applications for the 2015-2016 Staff are now closed.



Below are some commonly asked questions

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, each VSA has a variety of skills that they contribute to the team.   They use their skills to form creative ways to sharing their Viterbi Life with prospective students.
Communication and interpersonal skills, computer programming, peer leadership, organizational involvement, academics, project development and enthusiasm for USC and the Viterbi School are all considered.   Selection is competitive and we look for a well rounded staff and a variety of skills.
Examples of VSA events include: Meet USC (weekly meetings with prospective students and families), Discover USC (Open House Programs), Explore USC (admitted student event), Preview USC (admitted student event), Welcome Week Event etc.

Other responsibilities include: weekly staff meetings, fall and spring retreats,  development of Viterbi Voices, public social media accounts, weekly blog and feature topic posts, and contribution to video and audio productions.

Completed online applications must include a photo, answers to a variety of short answer responses. Applications are due no later than April 3, 2015.  See question: “Is there an interview?”
In addition to the application, there are 3 rounds of interviews before final selections are made to the staff.  Applicants register for a panel style interview, so be sure to have your calendar ready when applying!  Early applications receive priority for interview sign-ups.  Applications are due no later than April 3, 2015. See question: “What does the application include?”

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