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Student Stories
Nick Cerdera

Reaching out

Glenside, PA
Major: Urban Studies and Planning


Seeking help with your studies at a major research institution may seem intimidating at first. But as Nick discovered, reaching out is the key to academic success. USC allows students to specialize in a particular field while pursuing their other interests.


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“There are so many resources and opportunities at USC, you just need to grab them. If you display interest, people will help you excel.”

“Only at USC would you find an urban planning student [who is] taking a class in occupational therapy [and] is part of a business organization on campus.”