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Q: Is there a way to “stand out” in the application process?  I heard I need to really shock you all.

Q: How much experience do I need in engineering before applying?  I heard its a lot

Q: Is there a best answer to “Favorite Snack?”  I heard its Flaming Cheetos.

Join us for an extra special episode with Paul, Maya, and a panel of current Viterbi students. Nick, Natalie, Jevon, and Taylor ask Paul, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Viterbi, questions about myths and best practices for applying to Viterbi. Is there an easiest major to be admitted to at Viterbi? Is there a best topic to write about for your essay? They answer all of these questions and share their personal stories in this podcast. If you are a prospective Viterbi applicant, this episode is recommended to answer some of the questions you might have.

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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