Meet our MS in HR Management Ambassadors
The Ambassador Program is designed to allow prospective students to connect with graduates of the online Master of Science in Human Resource Management program. Our alumni Ambassadors are proud Trojans who excelled in their studies and have volunteered for the opportunity to speak with prospective students about their unique experience at USC.
After reviewing our Ambassadors’ profiles, if you would like to request to speak with an Ambassador, please click the “Request to Connect” button and fill out the form. Please be mindful of the ambassadors’ time, and request to connect only if you are ready to speak with them in the coming week(s). Please note that depending on the nature of your questions, your admissions advisor may reach out to you first.
Our Ambassadors can speak directly about their experiences in the program. If you have questions about admission to USC Bovard College or the application process, please contact our Admissions team directly here, or by calling 877-426-8273.
Paul Idos ’19
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Industry: Financial Services
Job Title: Assistant Vice President, Sr. HR Analyst
“The MSHRM program develops leaders that think strategically and equips them with the concepts and practical applications to become valued contributors to their organization. The program introduced me to a robust and diverse network of HR professionals from across industries. I was able to interact with professors that have been pioneers for the HR industry. The Trojan community is truly unlike any other.”
Gretheel Olvera ’20
Location: Irvine, CA
Industry: Higher Education
Job Title: Human Resources Engagement Consultant
“I found my HR tribe within the MSHRM program. The relationships built extended further beyond the classroom and paper writing. I now have a support system both professionally and personally. Along with an education that has further propelled my career, I graduated with a close group of friends that I can always call on, even after our time in the MSHRM program.”
Mark Morgan, J.D. ’19
Location: Flint, MI
Job Title: Director of Human Resources and Compliance
“My time at USC was nothing short of incredible. At USC Bovard College, I was able to interact with top-tier HR practitioners, build an excellent network of HR professionals, and attend one of the best universities in the world. The degree also propelled me to advance in my career. My time at USC Bovard will continue to pay dividends as I move forward in the future.”
Denise Ibarria ’19
Location: Irvine, CA
Industry: Consumer Goods
Job Title: Human Resources Manager
“Within the MSHRM program, I have met some amazing like-minded professionals who are always willing to collaborate and extend their network. We take pride in being Trojans and contributing to the success of us all. I highly recommend this program for those seeking career and leadership growth, along with benefiting from a supportive community.”
Lisa Frazier ’19
Location: Washington, D.C.
Industry: Human Capital Consulting
Job Title: Senior Human Capital Consultant
“I wanted to change careers without having to start at the bottom. This degree allowed me to do that. The program also helped me identify areas of strength that I was able to leverage when making the transition.”
Matt Barron ’18
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Title: Manager, HR Business Partner
“The professors and my classmates pushed me to think more strategically and encouraged me to look internally at the employee and teammate I wanted to be. Each week I learned something that I could apply that advanced the practice of HR at my organization – a new process, program, or philosophy that added value right away.”