ITS and FBS staff connect for In Real Life Trojans Day

Staff enjoying the in-person meetup.

Almost 300 employees from USC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) and Financial and Business Services (FBS) took part in an IRL (In Real Life) Trojans Day in June.

Staff who attended the ITS-hosted event enjoyed live music and Korean barbecue and took tours of campus – even meeting Tommy Trojan in the process. Attendees were also offered a tour of the technical side of running the USC Shoah Foundation.

For many it was their first time back at USC and connecting in-person after working remotely during the pandemic. For others, it was their first visit to campus or to the Carole Little Building (CAL), where ITS is based.

Employees also gave back on the day, donating blood as part of an American Red Cross blood drive.

Doug Shook, ITS Chief Information Officer said, “It was great to be back together again to renew old acquaintances, meet new people, talk, laugh, eat, and enjoy the music and tours.”

Check out some pictures from the day below. More pictures are here, and watch a video of IRL participants reconnecting and having fun as they waited for lunch from the Kogi food truck. (Thanks to Mayra Moran and Anne Silva for the photos, and Veronica Garcia for the video.)

Taking a tour of campus.
Doug Shook, Chief Information Officer, ITS (left) and William Bourlier, Program Specialist, FBS Payment Services, donate blood.
Catching up at CAL.
Enjoying Korean barbecue from the Kogi truck.
Anita Pace, Managing Director of Technology, USC Shoah Foundation, with an artificial intelligence representation of a Holocaust survivor.