Schedule Everything.

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

College students always talk about not having enough time. I know I’ve definitely done this, and I know basically all my friends have, too. Balancing friends, family, classes, homework, a social life, extracurriculars, and sleep somewhere in the middle is always a challenge, and it’s one that doesn’t get easier as you get further through college. I mean, I’m three …

Inspiring Entrepreneurship at USC

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Doing something new is always hard. I think that’s a fact of life, no matter who you are or where you are in it. There’s always someone telling you it can’t happen, something blocking the way, and some obstacle to overcome. But overcoming those challenges makes doing something new worth it, and it’s that idea that’s at the core of …

The Book Club

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Between trying to manage classes, clubs, friends, family, and everything in between, everybody in college prioritizes. What you prioritize, and what you decide to spend your time on, is often harder to decide on that what classes you’ll be taking. But no matter how you structure your priorities, it’s pretty likely that a few things end up getting left by …

The Rise of Troy (East)

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Students, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

When I was deciding on what to do for housing for sophomore year at USC, had a lot of options: Gateway on Figueroa, the Lorenzo, houses on 27th and 28th Street, and USC Housing among them. Ultimately, I decided to go with USC Housing, and I decided to live in Troy East Apartments. Compared to Parkside Arts and Humanities, the …

Summer Schedules

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Computer Science, Free Time 0 Comments

Not being in a formal internship program meant that I had to figure out ways to lock myself down and focus on the goals I had for that day. Without a regular 9-5, it’s really, really easy to do nothing, lay in bed, and just watch Netflix all day. To curb that and attempt to be productive, I decided that …

All Summer Sixteen

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Biomedical, Computer Science, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

I spent most of the summer back home in Chicago. While I wasn’t doing a formal internship, I’m really glad to have had the time “off” – I think it’s important to take time every so often to recenter and really consider what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. College goes by really quickly, and it’s too easy to …

Say Hello

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

When you get on campus, what’s the first thing you should do? Okay, sure, you unpack, you say bye to your parents, and you collect your dorm room essentials from the bookstore. But after that? The answer: start saying hi to EVERYONE. Be aggressively social and meet as many people as humanly possible during your first year of college. When I …

“Views from the 6…0048”

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

I’m not from here. I’m not from Los Angeles. I’m not from Southern California. I’m not even from the western half of the United States. I’m from a suburb 45 minutes northwest of Chicago called Libertyville. A largely upper-middle class, primarily white, conservative neighborhood. So when I came out to USC, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Sure, I got …