University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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About Us
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Meet Our Trojan Family

Crystil Quiroz ‘18

Crystil Quiroz ‘18

Minor in Occupational Science program

Major: Business Administration and Accounting Double Major

Hometown: San Diego

What brought you to USC?
The love of the Trojan Family!

What made you decide to pursue the occupational science minor?
I first heard about the Occupational Science minor at the USC Involvement Fair my freshman year when I stopped by the OT table.  I had no idea what Occupational Science was, but the idea of “meaningful activities” and “living a well-balanced life” sounded beneficial to me. I figured it would help give me another holistic approach and perspective to living life. 

How do you feel your OS minor has/will help you with your future schooling and/or career?
It has been my experience that a lot of the companies I have interviewed with are very intrigued when I tell them I am an Occupational Science minor.  While on the surface Business and Occupational Science may not be related, applying the ideals and tools learned from my minor to my major has given me a unique perspective that set me apart from others.  Through the minor, I have learned about creativity, time management, and interpersonal relationships, all of which companies value very much in their employees.  Furthermore, the minor has personally given me the tools and knowledge to reduce stress and live a healthier, well-balanced life.

What do you think is the greatest invention of mankind?
Computers - as an aspiring accountant, computers and the different types of programs created because of computers has revolutionized the profession.  It truly was a creative invention.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Paris! I love art and dream of seeing the Louvre and other historical sites.

Caroline Kim ‘18

Caroline Kim ‘18

Minor in Occupational Science program

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Los Angeles

What brought you to USC?
My dream job in high school was to be a doctor at CHLA, which is affiliated with USC, so I made it my goal to go to USC for undergrad and grad school to eventually work at CHLA. After some changes in career path, now I know that God brought me to USC to discover OT!

What made you decide to pursue the occupational science minor?
After deciding to drop pre-med, my friend told me I should check out occupational therapy. So, I went to an occupational therapy info session. During the meeting, I knew 100% that I wanted to pursue occupational therapy. It was the perfect balance of all my interests for my future career. The next day, I went to the OT advisor and began planning out my prerequisites for OT school. I saw that most of the prerequisites fulfilled the OS minor, so I added the OS minor.

How do you feel your OS minor has/will help you with your future schooling and/or career?
Having an OS Minor is an amazing opportunity and a great blessing because I get to take courses that give me a glimpse into what I’ll be studying in OT School. Having an OS minor has helped me discover areas of OT that I’m extremely interested in and it gets me excited thinking that this is just a small taste of what OT school will be like. I also get to have amazing OTs as professors that not only share their journey and experiences with me but have also become my role models.

If we opened your fridge, what would we see?
Trader Joes salads for everyday of the week, all types of fruit, Panda Express left overs and tons of hot sauce.

How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who feared and loved the Lord with all my heart and lived every day to glorify His name.

You can check out my video and see what a typical day looks like for me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO-YvtQkM2A