James Kasim is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of California. With a background in real estate, James Kasim spent four years as an adjunct professor teaching real estate at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.
USC has had a storied history. It opened in 1880, before there were electric lights and paved streets in Los Angeles. The original student body was a mere 53, with 10 people on faculty. In the following four years, USC opened its first dormitory, the school of music, and held its first graduation. In 1885, the state’s first college of medicine was established. In 1904, the college’s first Olympic athlete brought back a bronze metal. In 1912, USC’s sports teams were dubbed the Trojans, which has stuck to this day. In 1922, the school fight song, ‘Fight On’, was composed by a dental student for a contest. In 1924, the first international relations school was opened, the first in the United States. In the following few years, the college of engineering found its feet, the college started its first radio broadcast, the first filmmaking school started, and in 1930, the college was ranked third in the country in international enrollment. During wartime, in 1945, USC opened the biokinesiology and physical therapy departments, the drama department, and a few years later, its first doctoral offerings in social work. In the ’70s and ’80s, the college boomed, opening the USC credit union, information sciences institute, and school of gerontology, and creating a Mexican American alumni association.
After 2007, there was a new boom, when USC created an Institute of Humanities and Ethics, as well as founding a global scholars discovery program. Today the school has a more than-41,000-member student body, a diverse range of programs, schools, and clubs, and both undergraduate and graduate programs.