A Perfect Day for a Trojan

By Jackie Kim

As a four-year senior at USC, I’ve had my fair share of good days and bad days. I’ve appreciated the dynamic lifestyle that USC has allowed me to have in the past three and a half years; I’m grateful for the disparities and new developments that came in waves throughout my USC career—each day was a whole new experience and gave me fresh insights on feeling fulfilled and content. I want to create a hypothetical perfect day in the life of a Trojan and share it with you—the day below is a short reflection of my time at USC, condensed into a single day.

8:00 a.m.—Wake up and go for a jog around campus, starting at the entrance on Watt Way and Exposition, next to the Coliseum. Run down Vermont, next to the beloved Taco Bell and Smart & Final and finally end up back near the Parkside area.

8:45 a.m. – Walk to Nekter next to the Architecture building and Mudd Hall, where everyone takes their LinkedIn/ Senior photos. Get a classic Trojan bowl—filled with acai berries, banana, strawberries, and arguably the best granola in the world.

9:00 a.m. – Shower at home and head to 10 a.m. class on the $30 Penny Board (skateboard) that was bought on the USC Free & for Sale Facebook page.

12:00 p.m. – Grab lunch at Good Karma Café at Dean’s List Café. This vegan lunch is all you can eat for $10, and only happens between 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

1:30 p.m. – Attend meetings for volunteer student organizations, and start homework for the night at Leavey Library.

4:00 p.m. – Head over to USC Dentist across the street to get braces tightened.

5:30 p.m. – Attend daily Mass at the Caruso Catholic Center.

6:30 p.m. – Get happy hour margaritas and Mexican food with friends at La Barca restaurant on Vermont Ave.

9:00 p.m. – Go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and grab a Baked Bear on the way back.

10:00 p.m. – Go to on-campus work shift at IRC Parkside.

Featured image by Ken Lund on Flickr

Jackie graduated from USC with a double major in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Information Technology Program. She has lived all over the world, from Korea to Singapore, to various parts of America. She is a big fan of learning languages, and she is hoping to learn her sixth one soon. Jackie was involved in various international campus organizations such Global Brigades at Marshall and Model United Nations. She loves playing ice hockey, playing traditional Korean music and socializing with people in her free time!