Who Are Our Students?

Students from USC’s online Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology come from diverse career backgrounds — but they all share a common goal to build the interdisciplinary perspective to work across teams fluidly and drive innovation from conception to realization.

Student Breakdown


average age






7+ years of experience

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Meet Our Students

Abdalla Emam

Lead UX Designer
Equinix Inc.

Abdalla specializes in SaaS product design and works in data center solutions and cloud services. He’s using this degree to refine his creative design and business skills to eventually become an innovator inside — and outside — his organization.

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Colleen Brogran

Instructional Designer
McKinsey New Ventures

Colleen has helped develop content strategy for a variety of different organizations, such as the Museum of Modern Art and McKinsey. For Colleen, the master’s degree is equipping her with a forward-thinking mindset to help her achieve her dream of leading digital learning at museums and founding an incubator for creators-in-residence.

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Darrell Porcher

Strategic Lead

Darrell has worked at a variety of top-tier organizations — including Sony and Microsoft — in the areas of customer service and insights. Going forward, he would like to develop and implement initiatives of his own and is using this degree to build the innovative skill set and mental framework to do so.

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“I’m studying alongside classmates who have the drive, aspirations and expert skill sets that complement my own and consistently have interactions that challenge what I thought I knew.”

-Darrell Porcher, Spring 2018 Class

Jake Spurlock

Software Engineer
Condé Nast

Jake is a software engineer for Condé Nast and has been immersed in the digital publishing world since graduating from college. Jake is leveraging his degree to network with like-minded peers in a rapidly evolving industry and get ahead of the interdisciplinary jobs of the future.

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Allen On

Deployment Leader
Johnson & Johnson

As a business leader at Johnson & Johnson, Allen aspires to better understand the end user of his company’s products and build the creative problem-solving skill set to improve the lives and experiences of patients and consumers. He is using this degree to expand his design and technology thinking to keep his company on the cutting edge of the industry.

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