Aidan McIntyre

Major: Music Industry; Economics

Graduation year: 2023

Hometown: Boise, ID

USC Organizations: Model UN, 840 West, Journal of Music Industry

Hashtag to describe yourself: #openbook

Favorite place on campus: The grassy area behind Thornton.

Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far.

Through lessons with Professor Richard Smith, I’ve been able to push my skills as a guitarist beyond my typical genres and expand my technical abilities.

What was your favorite USC GE class?

REL 134 Introduction to Buddhism is fantastic! Amazing professor, interesting subject matter, thoughtful assignments.

What is your favorite thing about being in Los Angeles?

Fairly close proximity to amazing national parks.

What is something you wish you knew when you were applying to college?

Trust yourself and trust the process. Don’t overthink your applications or essays, don’t hyperfocus on the details of schools, just trust your instincts.

What is your favorite thing about being a student at the Thornton School?

Amazing network of experienced and intelligent professors, and talented students and musicians.

Why did you choose the Thornton School? 

I chose Thornton because I could attend a top music institution while exploring my other academic interests within USC’s other diverse schools.