Undergraduate Minor in Occupational Science | Meet the Students
Crystil Quiroz ‘18
Crystil Quiroz ‘18
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Program: Minor in Occupational Science, Class of 2018
Major: Business Administration and Accounting Double Major
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.