Summer of Boat Tours and Blood Analyzing

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Students, Study, Viterbi Summer, Work Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Now that the fall semester started I wanted to give a little update on my summer. This summer I lived in Santa Clara, CA where I interned for Abbott Laboratories at their Diagnostics Division. As a little overview of what Abbott is/what they do, they basically do every aspect of the BME industry. Last year I worked for …

Summers as an Engineering Student: Research, Internships, or Cabo?

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Hi everyone! As the end of March approaches everyone is looking forward to the summer and the end of midterms/finals. I remember two years ago being a freshman and stressing out over what I was going to do over the summer. The big question thrown out there during this time of the year is “where are you working this summer?” It …

Pacemakers and New Beginnings

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! It has been quite some time since I posted an update so I thought I would take this post to go through my last half of 2016 and start of the new school year. I took a semester break from school for the fall 2016 session to work as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op with St. Jude Medical, a …

Dog Parties, Weddings, Research, and St. Jude Medical: My Summer 2016

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! We are about halfway through summer and so far it has been pretty exciting. For the first half I worked in my research lab, the Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering, here at USC. I work with fabricating tumor microenvironments and my partner and I made some great progress on our project! While working at my lab these past …

Hogwarts, People Watching, and Lattes: My Favorite Spots Around Campus!

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Hey Everyone! Spring semester is in full swing as we are approaching the fifth week of classes, so today I wanted to talk about my favorite spots on campus. We have such a beautiful campus so if was hard to narrow down my favorite spots, but I got it down to my favorite places to grab food, study, and get …

Springing into Spring Semester

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Hi everyone! I hope everybody had an awesome break and are excited to start a new year. This winter break I went back to my hometown Fresno (Fresyes), CA. Over break I had a few movie nights with friends, went to the beach, and hung out with my best friend Jasper Jarvis (my pug). Overall, my break was super relaxing …

LA Favorites!

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Hey Everyone! So today I wanted to talk about all the things I love about LA. My last post focused on Downtown, but today I’m going to branch out a little bit! Coming from a relatively small city, it was a pretty big change moving to Los Angeles but so far I have loved exploring and finding great spots around …

Career Fair, Networking, and Internships…Oh My!

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Hey everyone! School has gotten pretty crazy since the last time I posted. Midterms are here which means long nights at Leavey Library, lots and lots of flashcards, exam reviews, and multiple Starbucks runs (we have a 24 hour Starbucks right on campus!) This Saturday, October 3rd, was also my 20th birthday! I woke up to a dozen and a …

STEM to STEAM: Corpus Callosum at USC!

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Hi everyone! So it is finally midterm season and everything is starting to fall into place for the semester here at SC. Most, if not all, organizations on campus are in full swing so I wanted to talk about my favorite organization within Viterbi. There are a ton of different organizations in Viterbi ranging from professional societies to different design …

Pugs, Petri Dishes, and Ice Cream Cakes: My Summer 2015

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This summer I spent some time back at home, went on some trips, scooped some ice cream, and ended back at SC working in a biomedical lab. After classes were over, I went back home to Fresno (FresYes), California. Fresno is located directly in the middle of California’s Central Valley. If Fresno were a movie, it would be a cross …

Use your Extracurriculars to De-Stress

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Engineering is a tough major, and occasionally feeling stressed is inevitable. When I feel stressed out and overwhelmed, my first instinct is to binge watch Netflix while wearing a facemask and drinking a Ground Zero milkshake. This is fine every now and then, but why not kill two birds with one stone (don’t actually harm any animals, just be efficient). …

Best Hidden Spots on Campus

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USC has a big campus, so it is easy to overlook certain areas if you’re just walking to class or passing by. We all know that VKC is awesome looking, and that Doheny Library is basically Hogwarts, but some of my favorite areas on campus are not as obvious or noticeable. Here are my top three hidden spots on campus: …