Rocco Blum

Senior Assistant Director

B.A. Political Science and French
University of Southern California



As a high school student in New York, traveling nearly 2,500 miles from home to attend USC initially seemed like a crazy idea for me. However, the more I learned about the Trojan Family, the more I wanted to become part of such a rigorous and supportive academic institution. My time at USC allowed me to explore all my interests, from politics to language to music, and even discover new ones that I didn’t know I had. As an admission officer, I hope to enable future classes of high school students to unlock the boundless possibilities of a USC education, just as I did.


Why USC?

USC has something for everyone. With students involved in extracurricular organizations, community service, internships, and everything in between, there is never a dull moment on campus. Your years as a member of the Trojan Family will stimulate your mind, nurture your passions, and prepare you to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world.


Admission Advice:

Let your voice shine through your application, and don’t be afraid to share your strengths, passions, and experiences in your own distinct way. Simply put, your application should reflect the unique and interesting person that you are!


Favorite Snack: Goldfish crackers
Favorite Movies: The French Connection, Casino Royale
Favorite TV Shows: 30 Rock, The West Wing
Favorite Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle