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From your very first day in the Spatial Sciences Institute undergraduate and graduate programs, you become a lifelong member of the USC Trojan Family. Alumni can take advantage of benefits and stay connected throughout their careers.

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View photos of GIST Program and Spatial Science Institute events and activities.


Meet some of our successful alumni:

Nathan Novak

While still completing my thesis, I have landed my dream job! This came about by way of networking within the Geospatial community in which USC SSI has direct involvement.
(L-R) Yoav Rappaport (GIS Consultant, International Medical Corps), Matthew Abad (GIS Technician, International Medical Corps), Jack Dangermond (President, Esri), Kacey Pham, and Lydia Nandakumaran (Senior Resource Development Officer, International Medical Corps)

Kacey Johnson Pham

Kacey Johnson Pham chose the GIST program "mainly because of the flexibility in earning a degree online and the fact that the degree would come from USC."
Nancy Milholland

Nancy Milholland

Nancy Milholland's experience at USC was rewarding and helped her shift direction to a spatial science career.
Emily Frazier, M.S. GIST 2014

Emily Frazier

GIST program alum Emily Frazier is a Geographic Analyst at Nokia’s HERE Maps in Los Angeles.

Austin Davis

As a Research Geographer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), I help solve the nation's and military's most challenging environmental problems.

Andrew Stickney

The knowledge and skills I obtained at USC provided me a broader knowledge base that prepared me for my current position as a GIS technician for the Forest Preserve District of Will County in Illinois.

Michael Wahl

I'm now a GIS Specialist for the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii.

Mike Kellison

This was a perfect thesis project and was more rewarding than I could have predicted, as it has opened up doors to other opportunities.

Devon Munsell

My degree has turned my career around 180°. I went from having a job I wasn’t happy with to beginning a challenging career path that I am passionate about.

Corina Chung

Congratulations to MS GIST student on having her poster map accepted for the upcoming 2014 Esri Health GIS Conference Map Gallery.
U.S. Army Major Dave Staffel

GIST Master’s candidate and U.S. Army Major Dave Staffel

Major Dave Staffel was in Tanzania teaching English to Tanzanian junior officer cadets.

GIST Student’s Geospatial Tools Guide Typhoon Relief

GIS Integrates Aid and Emergency Response
Doug Daniels

Doug Daniels

The USC GIST program was the only one I found that allowed me to master my geo-spatial knowledge base while still allowing me to grow in my career at Google.
Dennis Nakasone

Dennis Nakasone

The USC GIST education provides the learning environment to better understand these new geospatial capabilities and find synergies with my aerospace background.