Students save money by leaving early

first_imgAttending USC without financial aid costs at least $41,000 per year, not including books and other expenses. Graduating a semester early can save students thousands of dollars and give them a chance to either begin working earlier or just take a break.Ceremony · Students from the class of 2009 walk on Hellman Way on May 15, 2009 for their graduation. The main graduation ceremony for the USC class of 2011 will begin at 9 a.m. on May 13, 2011. – Daily Trojan file photo Although rare — less than 1 percent of students leave USC early — Associate Registrar Matt Bemis said graduating early is “definitely not unheard of.”Leher Pathak, a junior majoring in communication, transferred to USC as a sophomore and plans to graduate after this fall semester to save money. Pathak said graduating early will relieve financial stress on her family.“I had enough credits from my old school. I could have spread out my courses to just two classes senior year, but decided not to because it saved money,” Pathak said.Pathak said she originally had no intentions of graduating early.“Even now, it’s not something I’m super excited about because I’m going to miss all my friends,” Pathak said. “I’d love to be here for the entire time, but it’s not practical, so I have to go for it.”Nora Sassounian, a junior majoring in international relations, will also graduate a semester early by using AP credits to satisfy unit requirements.Like Pathak, Sassounian too said she did not originally plan to graduate early.“I definitely had not planned an early graduation,” Sassounian said. “The idea came to me fall of junior year while I was prepping for the LSAT and realized I had a lot of credits. I talked to my parents and decided it’d be a nice break personally and financially to graduate early.”Sassounian took a full course load at USC, averaging 18 units each semester, and will use the semester off as a break, since she plans to attend law school in the fall.Sassounian said she doesn’t feel like she will be “missing out” by graduating early because she plans to attend school in the fall. She also said she still had “the undergraduate experience.”“During my years at USC, I’ve done a pretty good job of taking advantage of opportunities,” said Sassounian. “I lived on campus two years, I was president of my sorority and I really made the most of my time here.”last_img read more

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XLMedia to be led by Rakuten’s Stuart Simms

first_img Submit Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Rakuten‘s Stuart Simms has been confirmed as the new chief executive officer for digital performance marketing services provider XLMedia, replacing Ory Weihs from October 2.Weihs is due to continue his position as CEO until Simms’ arrival, and thereafter will remain on the board as a Non-executive Director of the Company. From the date of Simms’ appointment, Weihs will continue to support the Board, whilst also allowing him to pursue other business interests outside of XLMedia.Simms brings with him a wealth of experience in the performance marketing sector having previously held several board and senior executive positions, including as Chief Executive Officer, of Rakuten Marketing. Prior to his time at Rakuten, Simms held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Fits Me, a consumer data and analytics company acquired by Rakuten in June 2015.Following its acquisition, Simms assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Rakuten Fits Me, overseeing the integration of Fits Me into the enlarged group.Chris Bell, Non-executive Chairman of XLMedia, celebrated the new appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Stuart to XLMedia and believe he is ideally placed to help deliver the next phase of our growth.  His extensive knowledge of the performance marketing arena and technology makes him an ideal candidate to lead our business and both myself and the Board look forward to working with him.“I would also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to Ory for his outstanding contribution to XLMedia, a business he established in 2008. We are also pleased Ory will be remaining with the business as a Non-executive Director allowing the Board to continue to benefit from his expertise.”During his time at Rakuten, Simms was tasked with carrying out a substantial transformation and re-structuring of the business, resulting in a return to growth. To achieve this, Simms drew upon the group’s in-house technology and integrate acquisitions, accelerating both revenue and profit growth.As well as confirming Simms’ appointment, XLMedia has also confirmed that Inbal Lavi, currently Chief Executive Officer of XLMedia’s wholly owned subsidiary, Webpals Systems S.C.Ltd , has resigned from Webpals Systems in order to pursue other business interests. XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020last_img read more

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