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Viterbi Student Ambassador applications open February 17th, but for now…


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Just like Viterbi Student Ambassadors, Explore Hosts share their USC experiences with prospective students! By hosting newly admitted students overnight, Explore Hosts have the opportunity to show off what they love about USC, and help prospective students get a feel for what it's like to be a Trojan.
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Want to be a Viterbi Student Ambassador?

VSA applications will be available right here on February 17th! Keep scrolling to find out what it means to be a VSA!

Check Back Here On February 17th to Apply

Watch the video to learn more about what being a VSA means. Keep scrolling where you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and click below to get your application started now! Application are accessed after logging into myviterbi.

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.

  • 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. “


“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!”