Networking: Should You Care?

ankur-2017 Internship, Life After Graduation, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Networking. You hear about it everywhere. In class, from friends, and online. It’s what your advisors tell you to do. It’s what your friends say they’ve done. And it’s probably something that you don’t understand. I know when I came into college my first semester, I didn’t understand it. So I’m writing this to the first-semester version of myself. I …

Shayna Goes Abroad Part 4: Entering Midterm Szn

Shayna Goldberger Abroad, Shayna 0 Comments

The past few weekends have been a blur: I went to Philippines for some ~fun in the sun~; was backstage at Hong Kong’s premier (read: only) music festival, Dragonland, where all my middle school favs were gathered (Mike Posner, Carly Rae Jepson, Iggy Azalea, and the Black Eyed Peas); and celebrated my 21st birthday! All in all, not a bad few …

What’s In My Backpack?

ankur-2017 Ankur, Uncategorized 0 Comments

One of the biggest changes I experienced going from high school to college was no longer having to carry everything around with me during the day. See, I used to to be that kid. The kid with the stack of papers and textbooks that he carried around with him from class to class. Well, coming into college, I decided that …

Preparing for a Summer Overseas

nathan-2017 Abroad, Nathan 0 Comments

This summer, I will be studying abroad in Rome, Italy for six weeks with Viterbi Overseas! I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for summer break in my life. For this blog, I’m going to talk about the program and why I decided to study abroad during the summer. Expect some blogs about my actual abroad experience in the …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

Viterbi Ball 2K17!

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Free Time, Shana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Engineering week, or E-week for short, is one week out of the year where Viterbi students come together to celebrate everything Viterbi and engineering. The week is put on by KIUEL (Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life) in coordination with various Viterbi orgs. E-week start out off with the kick-off carnival (aka FREE FOOD), and has events throughout the week …

How to Assess Value

Naish Naish, Trojan Spirit 0 Comments

     Finding the value in anything can be difficult. As quantitative people, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians most commonly turn toward the single most indisputable method for establishing and ranking anything in the world: quantitative assessments, or metrics. Metrics are great for analyzing large amounts of data, for predicting consumer choices, or for improving day to day life processes by …

Internal vs External Motivations

ankur-2017 Ankur, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

So, you’re going to college! You’re excited to take that next step, potentially move somewhere different, and meet new people. And somewhere in there, you’re going to be taking new classes, having conversations with incredible professors, and exploring your interests – academic or otherwise. But between all the new opportunities and incredible people, everyone eventually starts thinking about a few …

Staying Healthy in College

ellen-2017 Athletics, Ellen 0 Comments

Hi everyone! This week I’m going to talk to you about trying to stay in shape while in college.  It can sometimes be a struggle because there are some really busy semesters where it seems like I just can’t find the time to get to the gym or cook a decent dinner! However, I’ve found that keeping up some moderate …

NAE Grand Challenges + My Spring Break Plans!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Study, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! With Spring Break just around the corner (has it already been half the semester already?!!), a bunch of friends and I have been discussing just what we’re up to over break. A lot of college students like to take that week and hang out with friends, whether that be through a road trip, a group vacation, or even …

Retreat Weekend: 5 Things That Are Worth Driving 8 Hours For

Jose Hernandez Jose, Service, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Morning everyone, This past weekend I got to go back to my hometown for a few days. Even though I live relatively close to USC, I don’t tend to go home very often. The 6-8 hour round trip in traffic can definitely be a drag. However, I chose to make this drive because of something that’s really important to me. When I was a sophomore …