Michael Gulotta

Senior Associate Director

B.A. History
Loyola University of New Orleans

M. Ed. Guidance/School Counseling
Louisiana State University

I am a proud son of Chalmette, Louisiana, a pleasant suburb located just a few miles outside of New Orleans. I started my career as a high school counselor in Louisiana before joining the USC Office of Admission in 2007. After five wonderful years, I had the opportunity to join the Admissions team at American University in Washington, DC, and spent two terrific years in the nation’s capital before returning to USC in 2014. I love running, watching Seinfeld reruns, and telling people about how much I love the New Orleans Saints.

Why USC? 
USC is a place that isn’t afraid to take risks. It is a university that is always looking for creative and innovative approaches to higher education, and it is such an exciting place to be.

Admission Advice: 
I love working in college admissions because it provides the opportunity to work with students at such an exciting time in their lives. As I get farther removed from my own college years, I realize more and more that there is no better time than the college years to take risks, so whatever your interests may be, seek out universities that will give you the chance to pursue them. Use the college admission process to think about all the possibilities that lie ahead.

Food: Boiled Crawfish
Favorite Quote: “Pigs have flown! Hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super Bowl!” Jim Henderson, the voice of the New Orleans Saints, after Garrett Hartley’s field goal in the NFC Championship Game sent the Saints to their first Super Bowl appearance.
Book: Once a Runner by John L. Parker