Changing Engineering Majors

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Over four years ago, I filled out the application to USC and somewhat-confidently selected “Computer Engineering” as my major.  I liked computers, and math, and robots, so it seemed logical. Although honestly, I had no idea what engineering really was. But astronauts and scientists and world leaders were engineers, so I wanted to be one too.  Then, I took Introduction to …

USC Bucket List Class: Sailing

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Being a second semester senior means getting first choice of what classes I’m getting to take.  And this semester I’ve chosen to take Nautical Science 101, more commonly known as Sailing! It’s a great addition to my engineering schedule which includes Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollutants, and Wastewater Treatment Design. During this course, we have lectures on safety, terminology, and how to sail …

Looking Ahead to Senior Spring Semester

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I don’t know how this happened, but it’s my last semester here at USC! After a wonderfully relaxing (and warm) winter break at home in Florida, I’m back on the (still nice and warm) West Coast. I spent a lot of time with family, and studying for my Engineer in Training (EIT) exam which I took at the beginning of …

The Highlights of My First Semester as a Senior

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Somehow, this amazing semester has come to an end. But between studying for finals, the anticipation of flying home for break, and my excitement about my schedule next semester, I don’t have time to be sad! But I do have time to reflect on how many awesome things I got to experience this semester. There are too many to count, …

Viterbi Networks, Connections, and Friendships

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Hi everyone! Can’t believe it’s finally fall in LA, we had our first cold day today!  Fall always brings new experiences, and something new that I’m doing this fall is interning with Webcor Builders in Downtown LA, less than a ten minute drive from my apartment.  It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I can’t wait to get more into …

From Summer Internships to Post-Grad Planning

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Somehow this week is my fourth and final undergraduate fall internship week! I swear I was just headed to my very first one with my freshman academy class. Lucky for me, as a senior this week means lots of networking with companies I am familiar with, as well as reflecting on the work that I’ve done in the past. As …

My Last (and Best) Fall Semester

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We’re only two weeks into my senior year at USC and I feel like I’ve already made so many new memories: I drove down to school from San Francisco, moved into my first apartment, made 60 wonderful new friends as a Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor, and just had an amazing labor day/gameday weekend. I can’t even begin to imagine how the …

Building in Wisconsin: My Summer Construction Internship!

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Today marks the last day of an amazing two months interning at MSI General Corporation, a design/build general construction contractor in Southeast Wisconsin.  It’s been an amazing experience, and it went by way too fast! In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten to visit different construction sites that we’ve worked on, seeing projects from the beginning stages up until their …

Looking Back on Spring Semester and Forward to Summer!

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Somehow I’m already finishing my spring semester of junior year (even though I swear it just began)! It’s been an amazing semester and I’m sad to see it end, but I’m also incredibly excited for the start of the summer. This semester I got to take 5 upper level civil and environmental engineering classes, which was an awesome new experience. I got to …

Dear Freshmen: Leave Your Comfort Zone!

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It’s one of the most exciting times in your life: the beginning of college! There are so many new opportunities and people, it can be hard to just pick a few to work into your life. But one of the best things about freshman year is that you can try tons of new things, and if it doesn’t work out, then …

How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

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I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …