Applications Closed!

The application to join Spark Board is now closed. Due Sept 9th, at 11:59 PM.

Our application process

Our goal in recruitment is to find our future leaders and teach them to grow and lead USC's entrepreneurial spirit from within our organization. We do this by having multiple genuine conversations and interactions with our applicants. We want every interaction to feel like one student talking to another, so don't be worried about looking or sounding professional. You also DON’T need to have any previous experience with the entrepreneurial or startup space before applying — just be yourself and tell us about your passions + eagerness to grow with others!

The complete application process consists of three rounds:

Helpful Steps

Timeline & Links

Application opens Aug 25 - Sept 8

Entrepreneurship Expo Aug 30 @8 PM-9 PM, HOH 1

Info Session #1 Aug 31 @8 PM-9 PM, JFF 414

Info Session #2 Sept 7 @8 PM-9 PM, HOH 1

Application closes Fri, Sept 8 @11:59 PM

Read About Recruitment

For the best chance of getting in and knowing if we’re a good fit for you, be sure to familiarize yourself with what we do by exploring these recruitment articles, and our blog.

Referrals, anonymity, and confidentiality

Three different board members will read each written application without knowing the identity of the applicant. Our app scoring system determines whether you move on to 1:2 interviews.

We deliberate over applicants by name after each round of interviews. Deliberators may not discuss or advocate for/against applicants they know personally or have worked with previously. If you know someone in Spark, they can't advocate for you, so don't bother asking them for a referral or recommendation!

Who can apply to Spark Board?

We are not accepting applicants graduating before Fall 2024.

Eligible graduation dates begin with Fall 2024 and onwards.

Is there a membership fee?

Nope! Spark's community and Spark Board are both free to join. Our mandatory board retreat is $50, but Spark can cover fees if necessary.

Check out our FAQ for more questions or reach out at gosparksc@gmail.com.