My Study Tips

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Hi everyone! Finals are fast approaching, so as the semester winds up, I’m going to share some of my study tips that I’ve learned over the last four years. Find a place where you’re comfortable. – The fastest way to kill productivity is to always be worrying about how your chair is too stiff, or the desk is too low, …

Women’s Club Ice Hockey at USC

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Hi everyone! The year is really winding down, and since I’m about to graduate, I’m feeling very nostalgic for all the fun things I’ve had a chance to do in my four years here.  This weekend, I’m actually in Las Vegas for an ice hockey tournament.  Since it’s the last time I’ll be playing for the USC women’s club team, …

Staying Healthy in College

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Hi everyone! This week I’m going to talk to you about trying to stay in shape while in college.  It can sometimes be a struggle because there are some really busy semesters where it seems like I just can’t find the time to get to the gym or cook a decent dinner! However, I’ve found that keeping up some moderate …

Back Where We Belong: Rose Bowl Champs!

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Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter break – I certainly did! I had a few weeks at home of relaxing with friends, family, and dogs.  Just after New Year’s, my roommate and I went up to Pasadena to watch USC compete in the Rose Bowl.  For a little backstory, I have been a USC football fan since …

Housing From Freshman to Senior Year

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Hi! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about where I’ve lived throughout my time at USC.  I’ve done a little bit of everything in terms of housing from the traditional freshman dorm, to a large apartment with lots of roommates, to a smaller apartment.  I’ve really enjoyed all the places I’ve lived near campus, and I …

Acing the Technical Interview

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good week.  Since it is the middle of fall, we are right in the middle of recruiting season for jobs and internships!  I thought I’d share some of my tips for interviews/job applications, specifically for software engineering jobs. Get involved with student projects – I have found that my interviewers really …

Concert Venues in Los Angeles

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Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well.  This week I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite things to do in Los Angeles – go see some live music.  So far this year I have attended/am planning to attend three concerts, and they’re at some pretty amazing venues. Miike Snow (Shrine Auditorium/Expo Hall) – The Shrine is …

A Typical Summer Day in Seattle

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Hi everyone! I hope your summer is going well.  I’m just wrapping up my last week at my internship, so by this time, I pretty much have my summer routine down.  Here’s what a typical day this summer has been like for me: Breakfast  – While many software engineers don’t get into work until 10 or 11 am, I like …

Looking Back a Few Years: Why I Chose USC

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Hi everyone! Now that I’m coming close to completing my third year at USC, I thought I’d share a little bit about how I chose which college to attend.  I had a couple things in mind that I wanted out of a university, and luckily, USC fit all of those things for me! The first thing I was really hoping …

Freshman Housing: Birnkrant Residential College

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Hi everyone! This week I’m going to tell you about one of the best decisions I made when I was getting ready for college (aside from picking USC of course).  That decision was to live in Birnkrant Residential College! Birnkrant is a dorm on the North end of campus, right in the middle of where most of the freshman dorms …

Spring Break: Resting, Catching Up, and Looking Forward

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Hi everyone! Last week was Spring Break, and it was much needed to rest, get ahead on some homework, and do some preparations for the summer.  Don’t worry though – even the work I did was pretty fun! First, I took some time to get ahead on homework.  I read Ovid’s Metamorphoses for my Classical Mythology class, which was full of …

Fight On! – ‘SC Game Days

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Hi everyone! This week we’re going to be telling you all about some of our favorite USC traditions.  Mine is a classic, and it’s one I’ve been celebrating since I was born – USC football game day! I’ve been a USC football fan for my entire life, and I have been coming to visit campus on Saturdays in the fall …

Building an Operating System in CSCI 350

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Hi everyone! This week we are all going to be talking about some of our favorite classes that we’ve taken at USC.  One of my most interesting classes has been CSCI 350: Introduction to Operating Systems.  It’s one of the most famous classes that CS majors have to take because it’s known for being a lot of work.  I ended …

Best of the USC Campus

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Hi everyone! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about my favorite places on campus.  I spend a lot of time on campus studying, eating, and hanging out with friends, so it helps that campus has something to offer everyone!  Here are some highlights: Studying When I’m not studying at home and I really need to buckle …