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I really dislike using the word “unprecedented.” Mostly because I seem to use it everyday.  This challenging time that we are all experiencing isn’t good for anyone, let alone high school seniors and families as you go about exploring colleges and wish you could visit.

I wish you could visit too!  In fact, I wish I was on campus…. but here we are.

New Virtual Events Almost Every Week

Considering we will not be having visitors for the rest of the application season, we have worked hard to create a slate of virtual events to help you better know the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  We want you to get to know our students and engage in topic-specific discussions.  We want you to learn from our faculty and begin to better understand your possible future discipline(s).  Most importantly, we want to help you prepare for your application to USC with guidance and helpful information from our admission officers.

Virtual Events 

Virtual Events 

Virtual Events 

Virtual Events 

Virtual Events 

Admission Info Sessions

First Year Applicant information sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday and select Saturdays. Transfer Applicant information sessions are held every other Friday.

Each session is limited in capacity to aid in discussion and to make sure we get all of your questions answered.

Student Live Chats

Every other Sunday a unique panel of current USC Viterbi students gather to share their stories and experiences relative to a specific topic.  Panels on research, cultural identities, interdisciplinary studies, and student organizations are scheduled for the rest of the year.

Go To Student Chats

Faculty Roundtable Discussions

Each of our academic departments will assemble a stellar panel of faculty to discuss the majors in their area, the research being performed, as well as take live questions from the audience.  This is an excellent way to drill deep into each program.

Go To Faculty Rountables
Paul Ledesma

As Executive Director, Paul oversees Undergraduate Admission for all programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He was born and raised in southern California and is a lifetime Dodgers fan. He enjoys traveling (Italy may be a second home), discovering new restaurants in LA (tacos anyone?), and while he may not qualify as a bonafide movie-buff, he loves movies (especially comic book movies). 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, daughter, and rescued pup and kitty in Redondo Beach, CA. (well, maybe not the cat so much) Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his