Reflecting on Freshman Year: 5 Ways College Has Changed Me

Nathan Alvarez Campus Events, Free Time, Involvement, Nathan, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

The fact that I am moving back to campus in a few weeks blows my mind. I still clearly remember how it felt opening my acceptance letter over a year ago. I was not sure exactly what to expect when coming to college, which I now realize makes sense because everyone’s experience is so different that it’s hard to explain …

Tracking the Old and Meeting the New: College Track Meets

Nathan Alvarez Campus Events, Free Time, Nathan, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

In high school, I was super involved with my cross-country and track and field teams, and that’s how I met some of my best friends. Suffering through long practices every day is a great way to bond with people, so that’s why I was so excited to hear that a couple of my old teammates were coming to race at …

APAA, The Try Guys, and More!

Shuntaro Nishi Campus Events, Free Time, Involvement, Shuntaro, Social & Diversity, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Through a student organization I was able to meet an alumni that was kind enough to invite me to the Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) Gala. I came into USC focused on joining so many organizations, but a culture-based association never crossed my mind. Feeling very out of place as scholarly students and alumni surrounded me, I decided to just …

Tales of a Food-Loving Engineer

Natalie Monger Campus Events, Food, Natalie, Students, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Sometimes, I plan my school days around food. For example… “Okay, so, after I grab my warm breakfast from RTH Café, I’ll go to SAL for office hours until I finish the second homework question. Then, I’ll skip over to Campus Center and have a pizza for lunch. Maybe I will get ice cream with a friend when classes are …

25 Slices of Advice for Incoming Freshmen

Natalie Monger Campus Events, Computer Science, Natalie, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Dear incoming freshmen, Congratulations! I can’t wait to see you on campus soon. In celebration of you as you join the Trojan family, I’d like to share some of my greatest pieces of advice for freshmen. Most of these I learned (the hard way!) during my freshman year. So, I’d like to make your transition smoother with some pieces of …

AthenaHacks! An Interview With One of the Founders

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Computer Science, Involvement, Shana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Female empowerment. I’m so here for it. Female empowerment in tech… IM SO HERE FOR IT. A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to attend AthenaHacks, Southern California’s FIRST and ONLY all female Hackathon created for women by women (and USC women nonetheless!). Ladies from universities all across So-Cal came to USC for 2-Days filled with hacking, innovation, …

It’s hard being a woman in engineering, but Viterbi will always have your back.

betty-2017 Betty, Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Sorry for the long title, but I had a pretty transformative experience last week I wanted to write about because it literally just confirmed why I love Viterbi, and why every woman should go here. So like I’ve blogged about A LOT before (since this has consumed my life), I’m starting a company! And we’re starting it with the Viterbi …

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 …

A Day in the Life of an Overly Involved Student

betty-2017 Betty, Campus Events, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Happy Engineers Week!!!! Engineers week is a week to celebrate being an engineer and give back to the community by spreading the love and passion of engineering to others. I’ve written 3 posts about Engineers Week at USC already: Engineers Week 2016 Engineers Week Planning Has Begun Engineers Week at USC So I decided why not share what it’s like …

Market Madness!

nathan-2017 Campus Events, Nathan, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hump day is beloved by many around the globe, for a variety of reasons. Here at USC, there is a very special reason why Wednesdays are so great: the farmer’s market. Every Wednesday, a variety of shops, markets, and pop up food places hit USC’s McCarthy quad. Whenever I walk through the quad, I’m like a little kid in a …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

nayely-2017 Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Nayely, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Campus Events, Service 0 Comments

Hello everybody! I hope this lovely Thursday evening is treating everyone well. Every Wednesday, USC has a farmers’ market on McCarthy Quad. The food is always delicious, the fruit is always fresh, and the people are always kind. Starting this semester, the farmers’ market will not give out plastic bags (hooray for the environment!) To help deal with this, the …

Hidden Figures

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Campus Events, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …

Spring Semester “Resolutions”

Suveena Thanawala Campus Events, Suveena, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

In the spirit of a new year, I thought it might be cool to share the things I want to work on for this semester! They’re not exactly resolutions, but rather lessons that I’ve learned in the last year, and how that relates to things I’ll be doing (differently) this semester. If you’ve read some of my other blogs, you …

Lumos! and Other USC Events

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Campus Events 0 Comments

Last weekend my friend and I went to USC’s Special Events Committee’s Harry Potter-themed event. It was called Lumos! A Night in a World of Magic and, may I say, I was truly magicked away. The night started off with some good old fashioned butter beer, which was as creamy and whimsical as one would expect. Then we went in …

Happy Homecoming!

Bria Bria, Campus Events, Trojan Spirit 0 Comments

It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year: homecoming! Homecoming at USC is little different than it was at high school. It’s still the game that all of the alums come back for and USC does a lot of events and tailgates and such for milestone reunions. It’s pretty cool to see banners that say “USC Class of 1956 …

How To Emotionally Cope with Missing the Thursday Night Football Game Because You Procrastinated All of Your Friday Homework

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Shayna, Sports, Trojan Spirit 0 Comments

So it’s the once-a-year Thursday night football game, and you can’t enjoy it because you need to finish your homework. Though this perhaps could have been avoided with some better time management skills, here we are. These are some ways to help yourself deal with arguably the best gameday experience of the year (all of the gameday fun minus the …