Ruiqi Li

Class of
Business Administration

What are your areas of interest at USC and Marshall?
Economics, Performing Arts (Dance and Music), Consulting, Cinematic Arts

What made you choose to attend USC Marshall?
As someone who attended high school in Orange County, I have always felt welcomed and emotionally connected to the Trojan Family. I didn't know what career I wanted to pursue right out of high school and USC had incredible flexibility in terms of switching major. I think this ability and opportunity for me to explore my academic and professional interests before deciding on a major is what brought me here.

What advice do you wish you had known while applying to college?
"What fits you is the best for you". I think I was distracted by college rankings when I was applying to college and I didn't think about what I actually wanted to get out of my college experience. I wish I had conducted a more thorough research of how the colleges I was applying fits and caters to my academic and professional interests. I also wish I had talked to more current students to learn about the colleges beyond what was available online.

What are your USC activities/general hobbies?
Marshall Student Ambassadors, Dance (Hip-hop, Latin, Ballroom), Music (Drumming, DJing, Festivals).

Why do you love Los Angeles?
I love the variety of things to do in LA. I'm a huge foodie and I have been exploring LA restaurants and coffee shops since my first year and there is still so much to experience almost 4 years later. As an international entertainment hub, almost every artists would choose to have their concert in LA and there are endless opportunities to attend movie premieres, TV show filming, and live theatre.

What global experiences have you taken part in at USC? Please list all Marshall International Trips you have attended, include program name(s) and location(s)
GLP: Beijing and Shanghai, China

What internship/employment opportunities have you taken advantage of at Marshall?
In chronological order:
Kalliste Zoe Production, Marketing Intern
LPL Financial - Madrid Retirement Advisors, Finance Intern
USC Annenberg Associate Dean's Office, Project Management Intern
Live Nation Entertainment, Partnerships and Promotion Intern
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Cyber Risk Advisory Intern
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Incoming Associate

What is your favorite USC Marshall Class and why?
BUAD 311 is my favorite Marshall class because it allowed me to apply everything I have learned at that point to real world scenarios. I liked how we studied how companies like Zara handled their supply chain and the class made me think about businesses in a more complex and three-dimensional way.

Ruiqi Li

Ruiqi Li

Class of:
Business Administration