Meet the MBA Class of 2023: Hilary Clark, USC (Marshall)

Hilary Clark

USC, Marshall School of Business

Strong mind and right hook. Jackie Onassis meets Scrappy-Doo.”

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Fun Fact About Yourself: I’m known as the Queen of Chartz in the Twittersphere.

Undergraduate School and Major: Finance, NYU Stern School of Business

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Managing Editor, Bloomberg TV

What word best describes the Marshall MBA students you’ve met so far and why? Tenacious.

What makes Los Angeles such a great place to earn an MBA? It’s one of the world’s biggest media markets and the heart of the entertainment industry. It’s also a great place for new beginnings.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of USC Marshall’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Network, network, network. I’ve only been in LA a month and have already made some valuable contacts in the industry I want to pursue.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at USC Marshall? Marshall Wine Club. I need to raise my standards.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Managing a team in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and London by age 25.

How did COVID-19 change your perspective on your career and your life in general? Life is too short to spend your time at a job that doesn’t challenge you. There are always reasons to not do something, ignore most of them.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point and what do you hope to do after graduation?  It would be to work in the film industry: budgeting, financing or any aspect of the pre-production process.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Columbia, NYU, University of Washington

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into USC Marshall’s MBA program? The admissions team is looking for what is unique about you. A good life story will carry you further than test scores.


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