Jennifer Cox

Assistant Director

B.S. Business Administration, Songwriting (minor)
University of Southern California



I hail from Boston proper, and even though nothing beats a hot cup of New England clam chowdah, I decided to make the move across the country because I knew USC was the perfect fit for me. During my time as an undergrad, I sang in an all-female a cappella group and worked as a Resident Assistant and student Admission Ambassador. Now as a proud Trojan alumna, I feel so lucky to have the privilege of reading applications and guiding high school students through the ins and outs of our admission process.


Why USC?

It’s impossible to pick just one thing, but one of the best parts of USC is the students! We have Trojans from all over the country and all over the world who come from widely different backgrounds and have different passions. Students at SC often double major or have a minor, and pursue multiple interests by joining some of our 800+ student organizations. You might befriend a neuroscience major with a business minor who has a passion for the arts and is on a dance team. No matter what the major or minor is, USC students are supportive of each other and create a true sense of Trojan Family.


Admission Advice:

Find out as much as you can about each university you’re applying to. While a campus visit is a great way to get a feel for a school, it’s not always possible to book a flight or miss classes. Do some research on your own: USC’s Admission Center has around 100 student Tour Guides and Admission Ambassadors who are happy to take your call, answer your questions, and talk about their student experience; many of our student orgs have Facebook pages or their own websites; The Daily Trojan, our student run newspaper, publishes articles online and often covers events happening on campus. If you’re able to come to campus, try walking around on your own to see if you could imagine yourself as a Trojan. Whichever schools you’re applying to, be informed so you’re able to find the right fit for you.


Movie: Pitch Perfect, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music
Musical Artists: Too many to choose, but I can never get enough Stevie Wonder
Food: 3-way tie between curly fries, cronuts, and pizza
Quote:Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead