Spring Break: “Engineering +” in Guatemala

Shuntaro Nishi Chemical, Free Time, Involvement, Service, Shuntaro, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Already planning your next spring break? Want to travel outside of California and make an impact? Look no further! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is the program for you at USC! I decided to choose ASB Guatemala due to my lack of experience traveling outside of the nation and my love for working with children. Looking back on this trip, it …

A Wave Goodbye: Code the Change Retreat

Yingyu Sun Beach, Computer Science, Professional & Academic, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

I joined Code the Change during the spring semester of my freshman year and met some of the most interesting people I know here at USC. The people in CTC helped me not only learn more about web development but also gave me a community to become a part of. Code the Change is a student-run organization that helps build …

How One Club Changed My College Experience And My Life

Celeste Goodwin Biomedical, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Coming into college, there are an overwhelming amount of things that you can do with your time. You go to class, but in all of that other time you can do things like hang out with friends, explore LA, study, and join clubs! There are over 300 clubs on the USC campus, so you can do pretty much anything. At …

Kesem Reunion

nathan-2017 Nathan, Service 0 Comments

This past Sunday, I was finally able to attend my first reunion for Camp Kesem! I had a blast seeing all my campers again, and it was great being able to meet all their families as well. On the surface, Camp Kesem is a free-of-charge summer camp that is solely for children who have had a parent affected by cancer …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Rah Rah Theta Tau!

Suveena Thanawala Professional & Academic, Service, Social & Diversity, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been really hectic with starting school, getting acclimated to a new semester, and recruitment for the organizations I’m in. One of these orgs is a professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Theta Tau isn’t what most people think of when the words “fraternity” or “greek life” come to your mind; the focus is a little more …

Engineering Ways to Help Los Angeles’ Homeless

betty-2017 Betty, Entrepreneurship, Service, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

This blog is about the Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, but stick with me through the antidote. Yes! Engineering can help social issues too. When I went into engineering I thought I wanted it because I wanted to help people. I wanted to solved problems that meant something to me. I know what you’re thinking, aerospace engineering? Yeah, I slowly …

Community Service at USC

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Service, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the best parts of going to school at USC is the opportunity to experience life in a big city. Los Angeles is not like any other city in the world- it has this incredible mix of culture, with some stereotypical skyscrapers neighboring small family-owned corner shops, tons of vibrant neighborhoods and cultural centers. LA’s Koreatown has the best …

A Little Kesem Magic

nathan-2017 Nathan, Service, Social & Diversity 0 Comments

We’re Camp Kesem, we have fun, laughing, playing in the sun. Camp Kesem’s the place to be, we’ve got Magic 1, 2, 3! When I was a counselor for Camp Kesem USC, I might’ve chanted this song 3 dozen times over the course of a week. But it never got old. Every time we sang the chant, the campers and …

The Excitement of Getting Accepted: into the Organization of your Dreams

anya-2017 Anya, Involvement, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Opening an email letting you know you’ve been accepted into the organization you’ve been waiting to hear from is one of the most exciting feelings. I experienced that excitement last Tuesday when I opened the email decisions for USC Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an incredible organization that works with local elementary schools and kids in the nearby communities. I …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …