Dominique Young

Assistant Director

B.S. Family Studies
Miami University (OH)

M.ED, Counselor Education (Dual emphasis Clinical Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling)
Penn State University



Originally from Ohio, I attended Miami University (OH) where I earned my B.S. in Family Studies and Urban & Regional Planning. I then went on to complete my M.ED in Counselor Education with dual emphasis in Clinical Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling from Penn State University. After graduating from Penn State, I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where I worked as a Career Specialist for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA). I have held various positions in higher education, as well as at different nonprofit agencies. Most recently I served as the Admissions Specialist for The Physician Assistant Program at Morehouse School of Medicine. I love to help students in the college search process and my dream job is to become the Dean of Admissions and to receive my Doctorate degree from USC.


Why USC?

USC has always been a dream school of mine to either attend or work at for numerous reasons, and one reason is because of its commitment to providing large-scale possibilities with small-scale touches. I love that the university is in the heart of LA and the school pride and sense of community you get through being attached to this wonderful university. I am truly enjoying my time here as a professional staff member, and I look forward to growing and one day completing my Doctorate from this university.


Admission Advice:

Always do your research! Don’t be afraid to explore your possibilities and choose the best option that works for you. Remember to sell yourself in the best way possible—don’t just focus on saying what we want to hear! Lastly, always  remember to proofread and ask questions whenever you can’t find the answer.


Favorite Food: Wings and crab Legs
Favorite Show: Martin
Favorite Musical Performer: Jay-Z & J. Cole
Favorite Quote:May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.” — Shawn Corey “Jay-Z” Carter