Andy T. Nguyen

Assistant Director

B.A. Sociology
California State University, Northridge

Living in Los Angeles for essentially my entire life, I had the unique opportunity of interacting and engaging with an immensely diverse community of people. After initially attending UC Riverside, I ultimately transferred to CSUN for my final years of college. Towards the end of my college experience, I learned my true passion was to pursue a career in higher education. The significance of earning a college education is extremely vital not only with regard to social mobility, but also to learning more about what you do best that makes a positive contribution to our society. After working in undergraduate admissions with The University of Texas at Dallas, I decided it was time to return home to sunny skies and meet future Trojans!

Why USC?
USC is a fervent promoter of an enriching learning environment and advocate for accessibility to higher education. The combination of world-renowned academic programs, electric athletics, and top-tier faculty allows USC to be truly a unique institution in one of the most vibrant cities around the world. The opportunities available at USC are designed for students to achieve academic, personal, and professional goals. By attending USC, students also have an incredible opportunity to experience hundreds of culturally diverse restaurants, trips to historic local attractions, and of course, long walks on the beach. Lastly, nothing beats SoCal weather!

Admissions Advice:
The college admissions process may feel overwhelming at times, which places even more emphasis on the utilization of available resources such as seeking guidance from an admissions counselor. It is imperative that you take out time to visit each university you are interested in. It is only through stepping foot on campus may you gain an actual vibe and sense of the university.

Movies: La La Land, Whiplash, & GoodFellas
Musical Artists: Kendrick Lamar, Frédéric Chopin, & Miles Davis
Food: Korean barbeque and tacos
Quote: “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant