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Listen to Parents of our Students on the Podcast

By October 19, 2018 2 Comments

Parents of high schoolers – this one’s for you.  You are often the unsung hero of the college admission process.  Parenting through college admission is a challenge.  How do you help, but not overstep?  How do you encourage, but not push?  How do you secretly get them to be excited about your alma mater?

USC Viterbi Parents Give Advice

Last week was Trojan Family Weekend here at USC.  In addition to a number of other activities (Concert by Berlin, Football Game, Sitting in on Classes, Parent Seminars, etc) we had hundreds of our current USC Viterbi Parents join us for Breakfast With The Dean.  We thought it would be fun to set up our podcast mics in the back and grab a few to chat.

Parents of freshmen through seniors talked about their experience with the college admission process, their students’ current activities and accomplishments, and advice for parents going through admission this year.

Give the episode a listen and let us know your thoughts.  What questions are you still grappling with?  How we can we help you better understand the process and hopefully bring the stress level down?

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Paul Ledesma

About Paul Ledesma

Paul serves as the Director of Undergraduate Admission at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He was born and raised in southern California and is a lifetime Dodgers fan. He enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants in LA, and while he may not qualify as a movie-buff, he loves movies more than one should. He studied Psychology for his bachelor's degree, minored in Public Management, and was active in leadership for community service groups Troy Camp and Dance Marathon while attending USC. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in Redondo Beach, CA.

2 Comments

  • Avatar Rod Crum Sr. says:

    Paul,

    My son, Rodney Crum Jr. is a Senior in High School in Chugiak, Alaska and National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. He is a smart kid and scored 1530 on his SAT. He is interested in pursuing an Engineering degree and is visiting Campus next Wednesday. I’m Retired military and currently working at LA AFB. Would love to find out more about your Engineering program and look forward to meeting you!

  • Paul Ledesma Paul Ledesma says:

    Rodney – I am not sure if you received my other message, but I replied to your other comment on my other post. I recommend setting up a campus tour for that morning and give me a call at 213 740 4530. I have some limited availability that morning.

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