Environmental Engineering: Making an Impact

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When I first heard about engineering I always associated it with building cars, designing buildings, as well as creating the next big tech device. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I first heard about environmental engineering, and I was quickly drawn to it. By definition, environmental engineering is “the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting …

Top Five Favorite Places On Campus

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At a campus like USC, it is hard to pick one favorite location. So I will tell you about my top five favorite places on campus from studying, to eating, to simply hanging out! Tutor Campus Center This is one of my favorite study spots on campus! I come here often in between classes to read, study, or finish up …

Spring Semester: Back with a Bang

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Hey everyone! I recently got back from a very restful winter break back home in Dallas. I enjoyed quality time celebrating the holiday season with my family over some delicious home cooked meals and constant laughs. I even got a chance to show one of my CED Circles mentees around Dallas, while she was in town. All in all it …

Fall Semester Highlights

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This semester has been one for the books! I have taken some of the most interesting classes since I started at USC, while also exploring this beautiful city. Here are just 10 of my favorite memories from this semester: Day at the Museum with SHPE There really is no better feeling that being able to give back to the local …

A Tale of Two Internships

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  It might be midterm season, but that just means it’s job hunting season as well. Just this past Wednesday I dusted off my blazer, tweaked my resume, and made my way over to the Fall Viterbi Career Fair. There were almost 200 companies in attendance! From Facebook to NASA, there was a company for everyone. Viterbi has provided me …

SHPE Means Familia

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There are over 850 different student organizations on campus, but out of all of them my favorite has to be the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). I still remember walking down Trousdale during the Involvement Fair my freshman year, in awe of the immense amount of student organizations on campus. These clubs ranged from ordinary to extraordinary. That day …

Third Time’s a Charm: Junior Year

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Hey guys, welcome back! Summer’s over! Which means back to life, back to reality. After concluding my summer research internship at UC Berkeley, I got the chance to go back home for a week. I ended my summer back home in Dallas enjoying home cooked meals, lots of rest, and of course the Texas heat. But just as I was …

My Summer in Bear Territory

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I have spent the last six weeks of my summer at UC Berkeley or as many people refer to it: Bear Territory. What is a Trojan doing here you ask? I am here as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation! The program is called ReNUWIt (pronounced RE-NEW-IT) which stands for Re-inventing …

Setting Sail with SHPE

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There are over 850 student organizations at USC, from SCOutfitters to Dux Ryu Ninjutsu to the USC Auto Club! But amongst all of these hundreds of amazing organizations I found SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. SHPE is a national organization whose mission is to “empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world …

How California Stole My Heart

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What’s life like for a Texan in California? Well, it’s amazing to say the least. I love Texas, but California, Los Angeles in particular, has stolen my heart. Everything about Los Angeles reminds me of why I decided to go to USC. You cannot beat the atmosphere of one of the largest cities in the nation. It is the perfect …