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11 Struggles for People with Unique Names

Former USC international student Hue La discusses the challenges of having a commonly mispronounced name. Story by: Hue La Some 98% of the people I’ve met in the States pronounced my name incorrectly on their first try. My name, Hue, is pronounced “hu-ay,” instead of like the word “hue.” Although my name is fairly simple Read more

Jumpstart Your U.S. Job Search

Landing a dream job in the U.S. may not be as impossible as you think. Check out these pointers from the Career Center to give yourself a head start on the job search. Story by: Charlotte Chang “What are you doing after graduation?” The question plagues seniors on every corner of campus. Navigating the immigration Read more

Coffee with ‘SC Celebrity Bokyung Byun

‘SC celebrity Bokyung Byun was described by her colleagues as a guitarist who “performs with fleet-fingered, delicate precision, and expressiveness”. As of this academic year, Bokyung is attending USC Thornton’s doctoral program in Guitar Performance through the prestigious International Artist Fellowship Program. As an International Artist Fellow, Bokyung has been identified as one of the most outstanding young artists from Read more

Coffee with ‘SC Celebrity Wesley Chu

Wesley Chu is a pianist, but he is also kind of a rock star. By age 5, he had completed the entire Canadian Royal Conservatory Examinations curriculum, and was performing for the likes of Nelson Mandela. Wesley was recently selected for the USC International Artist Fellowship Program, through which he joined Thornton School of Music’s Read more