Inside USC Rossier Blog


Not just another face in the crowd

When I was little, I wanted to move to New York City and become a Rockette. Seriously. The kids I knew wanted to be teachers, doctors, baseball players, or scientists. I aspired to be in the world’s most famous kick line in one of the world’s largest cities...

Connecting with classmates

As I mentioned in my last post, there is a con to taking an online course: When you attend class time, you have to stare at yourself alongside all of your classmates as you discuss the topic for the week. (I will say that this prompted me to give myself a really cute haircut…

Can Technology Enhance Social Relations?

I’ve often wondered what sort of impact technology will have on social relations.  Over the past 5 years or so, we’ve seen online social networks become incredibly popular, text messaging replace calling, and emails being the common form of written communication...

Learning from your classmates

I attended USC for my undergraduate degree, so I am accustomed to small classes of 8-12 students where each lecture depends heavily on class discussion.  The online format has not diminished the quality of my interactions with classmates.  If anything, the online format has enhanced...

Putting on my surprised face

I don’t like surprises. Gift exchanges and Secret Santas are completely lost on me. I like to know whose names everyone drew before the day we open presents. My husband threw me a “surprise” 40th birthday party last year. Please don’t tell him that I knew. Apparently...

 

Tech savvy?

When I first started considering the MAT@USC some of the first things that went through my mind were “An online program?  How will they know it’s me?  Will employers take me seriously if I’ve done an online program?”  Although I was looking forward to saving on time and gas...