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Banking on big things in New York

by Alexis Young
Nan Lin, who will work for Citibank after graduation, has enjoyed traveling with the USC Trojan Marching Band. (USC Photo/Lillian Insalata)
Nan Lin, who will work for Citibank after graduation, has enjoyed traveling with the USC Trojan Marching Band. (USC Photo/Lillian Insalata)

After graduating from USC, Nan Lin will start a job at Citibank in New York. Luckily, making big moves is second nature to Lin, who hails from the small town of Jiaxing, China.

A double major in accounting and business administration (cinematic arts), Lin wasted no time getting involved when she arrived on the University Park Campus. She dropped off her luggage, headed straight to orientation with the USC Trojan Marching Band and completed one week of band camp. Lin has enjoyed traveling with the band and performing for alumni in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

Lin had a chance to connect with even more Trojan alumni while interning at the accounting firm Deloitte and Touche in New York and at OpenGate Capital, a private investment and acquisition firm. She also participated in the Career Advantage Program at the USC Marshall School of Business, which paired her with Trojan alumni who serve as mentors.

At USC, Lin was a resident assistant for two years. She enjoys creating programs, being a peer counselor and baking for her 70 Troy Complex residents.

She also served as a past membership director and is a current mentor for the Trojan Investing Society, and she was a member of the USC Marshall Case Team, which allows students to apply classroom lessons to real-life scenarios.

Because she had a double major, Lin wasn’t able to study abroad, but she didn’t let that stop her from traveling often and volunteering in each country she visited, including an orphanage in Peru and with organizations throughout the United Kingdom and South Africa.

She is excited about graduating and moving to New York, but she’s also going to miss USC.

“I really appreciate people who gave me advice and unconditional love, time and effort,” she said. “Older alumni and even younger alumni or my peers were willing to share and help me to grow in the last four years.”

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