A Central Intelligence Agency recruiting event held Tuesday at USC drew dozens of interested students, as well as a small group of protesters.
Advertised, promoted and run by USC students as part of a project for their marketing class, the event offered their classmates a chance to speak with CIA officers and learn about the government agency.
"We did a pre-campaign survey and found that 80% of students never consider working for the government," said professor Therese Wilbur, who teaches the class. "They're overlooking a huge career path."
But the CIA's on-campus presence angered a handful of students and community members who stood nearby holding signs and passing out fliers denouncing the agency's interrogations in the war on terror.
"The torture that has gone on in the CIA, the aggression and violence it promotes -- I don't see those ideals having a place at a university," senior Noelle Miler, 22, said. "It's important that there is a visible opposition."
-- Corina Knoll