Ask An Ambassador – Now Until NOV 11th!

We just started our “Ask An Ambassador” Twitter event! From now until our #DiscoverUSC event on NOV 11th, Tweet us with any questions you may have about USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism or USC Admission#ascj

 

In the mean time, you can also check out our Instagram for our #CandidConvo series, in which pose questions to each other!

 

Introducing the first #CandidConvo with Ambassador Roberto who works in our @uscannenberg Admissions Office! #ascj

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We’ll even keep our Instagram Stories poppin’, just for you.

Catch you in the Twittersphere!
– Ambassadors Drew and Joy

Ambassador Jordyn Proves FOMO Can Motivate Us

At USC Annenberg, we’re proud that we have the chance to be budding professionals and demonstrate their skills through various campus outlets and outside internships. Our PRDJ Ambassador, Jordyn Holman, shared a few words in her article at the Daily Trojan that will really resonate with graduating seniors around this time of year!

Below is an excerpt from the Daily Trojan:

FOMO can be motivation, not isolation, for college seniors

 

Most adults will say that we need to disconnect. Yet, as some of us wind down our college careers in the next few weeks or come May for Commencement, millennials should use FOMO as a catalyst to soak in those college experiences. Like most things in the digital age, our undergraduate careers are fleeting. College passes by like a New York minute — even when you live in L.A.

We should want to document our “lasts.” We should accumulate the laundry list of the last football game, last lunch spent at Lemonade, last time sitting carefree in the Quad, last day of class, last finals season — OK, maybe not that one, but you get the point. This time next year, we seniors might not be living very close next to our friends.

Jordyn Holman for the Daily Trojan

🙁 Read More to reach the happy ending!
Your Admissions Ambassadors

 

Ambassador Admissions: Jordyn Holman

Our “Ambassador Admissions” Series on our YouTube channel gives you an inside look into our lives @uscannenberg and on campus!

In this week’s edition of ‘Ambassador Admissions’, sit down with PRDJ student journalist (and upcoming grad) Jordyn Holman as she discusses unique Annenberg events and how she uses articles to stay connected with her friends in Chicago!

Jordyn Holman

Major: Print and Digital Journalism
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Graduation Year: 2016
Jordyn Holman is a columnist and two-time editor at the Daily Trojan, as well as the former editor-in-chief of Intersections South Los Angeles and new host on KXSC Radio. Her involvement in campus media has earned her awards from the California College Media Association, LA Press Club, National Association of Black Journalists and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. This past spring semester, she was one of the 11 students selected to study abroad in London through the USC Annenberg London program.
You can follow Jordyn on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn

Jordyn has full control of the Ambassador Instagram this week, so stay posted!

-The Annenberg Admissions Ambassadors

5 Projects You Must Try at the Annenberg Digital Lounge

The Digital Lounge is nestled into the third floor of Wallis Annenberg Building (ANN). It’s a creative space where we can study with the best views of campus and participate in free Adobe Creative Cloud workshops to master programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. As a pioneer in the digital space, our school has a unique partnership with Adobe that grants all USC Annenberg majors and minors with access to the Creative Suite (It’s epic).

 

Here are five projects from the Lounge that you have to try (At least once!)

 

1) Create Your Own Blog and Personal Brand Using WordPress

Personal branding is a heavily discussed topic at Annenberg. What better way to enhance your personal profile than a customized blog (*cough cough, like the one you’re on right now*)? WordPress offers a free platform for its users to to create blog posts and pages. Here’s how to get started:

Introduction to WordPress.com

2) Analyze Data Using Google Analytics

From my interview experiences, being able to think analytically is crucial for pretty much every job I’ve applied to. Here is a video of how you can interpret data that will optimize and increase traffic to your website:

#OnTheDL: Google Analytics

3) Using Your Phone for Adobe Illustrator!

Leave Emojis behind! Start making art with Adobe on your phone!

Creating a Project with Adobe Mobile Apps & Illustrator

4) Why Only Look at Gifs When You Can Make Your Own?

It’s easy and deals with small files. What more can I say?

Adobe Photoshop: Creating .GIFs From Video Files

5) Incorporate YOUR Voice in an Animated Video!

Make a stunning animated video in minutes with Adobe Voice

Which projects are you most excited to try?

Your Admissions Ambassador, Amy Tseng

 

Ambassador Admissions: Amy Tseng

Our “Ambassador Admissions” Series on our YouTube channel gives you an inside look into our lives @uscannenberg and on campus!

In this week’s edition of ‘Ambassador Admissions’, go inside  Annenberg Advisement & learn about finsing your niche with COMM Major, Amy Tseng. You can read more about her below:

Amy Tseng

Major: Communication
Hometown: Vancouver/Taiwan
Graduation Year: 2017
This past summer, Amy interned at Scholastic as a Human Resources Business Partner Generalist. She has previously interned with Fox International Channels as a Marketing and Public Relations Intern and is currently a Research Assistant for several Annenberg PhD students. In addition to her involvement with Annenberg Ambassadors, Amy is an Event Runner for USC Program Board – Special Events Committee and remains actively involved with Alpha Phi Omega, JEP, and Christian Students @ USC.
Connect with Amy on LinkedIn

 

Amy might have a few jewels to drop on the Ambassador Instagram this week, so stay posted!

-The Annenberg Admissions Ambassadors