3rd Internship Summer, 2nd Chevron Internship, 1st Time in Houston

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Internships… they’re a pretty big deal if you’re looking for a full time job after you graduate. Viterbi does an awesome job of preparing you for the job hunt, and providing a wealth of opportunities to snag that dream internship. This summer is my third internship in college, and I’ve gotten all three through the Viterbi Career Fair in the …

My Alaskan Adventure

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What does Alaska have to do with USC, you ask? Well, because my plane tickets and hotels were funded by our petroleum engineering department! Last May, I attended the Western Regional Conference for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in Anchorage, Alaska. SPE is one of many engineering professional societies that have a student chapter at USC. You can read …

Luke, Come to the Parkside

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If it isn’t apparent by the title, I absolutely love Star Wars. I always carry my stylish R2D2 mug with me. My R2D2 mug has been with me since since high school. I’ve drank coffee from it in my home in Denver, my freshman dorm in Parkside IRC, my internship apartment in Bakersfield, and my sophomore apartment at Cardinal Gardens. …

Gamedays: More Than Just Football

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Like many USC students, football gamedays are a highlight of my fall semester. On Saturdays when there is a football game, the whole campus will come alive. I’m not the most avid football fan myself; usually I have to ask how were ranked that day or if there’s any news about the players and whatnot. But as much as gamedays …

Studying Hot Spots

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One of the things that helps me study, especially during finals weeks when I have to study for hours at a time, is switching up my study spots so that I’m always in beautiful place. Here are a few of my favorite places. Mudd Hall Mudd Hall is home to some classrooms, a big hall downstairs, the philosophy library upstairs, …

Round 2.5 – Spring Semester

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Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, so I’m definitely sad winter break is over. I had a wonderful time snowboarding with my friends and family at couple different mountains (Copper, Breck and good ol’ Loveland if you’re reading this as a fellow Coloradan). I also got to pond skating at Evergreen Lake, which is something I’ve wanted to …

The Great Outdoors and SC Outfitters

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As someone from Colorado, I grew up hiking and camping all my life. I absolutely love the outdoors and have continued to go out hiking and camping as much as possible in college. Although our campus is gorgeous, it’s nice to get away from city life and get some fresh natural air. Getting to hiking trails and camp spots can …

The Struggle of Transportation

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When you walk around SC’s campus, you’ll notice three main modes of transportation for students: walking, biking, and longboarding. Each of them has their pros and cons, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks about each.   Walking is, obviously, the easiest, safest option. It’s easy to dodge rogue bikers and longboarders. You don’t have to lock up …

An Internship After Your Freshman Year?

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I’ve already talked a few times about my internship this year, because it was definitely the most exciting thing I did this summer! But believe it or not, it’s already time to start looking for an internship for Summer 2016. Searching for an internship can be a lot of work, and it starts early in the school year. Especially as …

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Viterbi Impact Program

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Viterbi has many strong professional societies, design teams, and competition teams. However, my favourite Viterbi organization that I’m involved in is the Viterbi Impact Program (VIP), our main volunteer force. As a member of VIP, you can volunteer for either Iridescent or Mission Science, two similar organizations that allow college students to teach science and engineering to local elementary school …

Back At It: Start of Sophomore Year

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Although summer was absolutely amazing, I’m super excited to get back into the swing of things for school. When I last posted, I was just ending my internship at Aera Energy and about to drive back to my hometown in Denver for a couple weeks. Unfortunately my trusty ‘99 Jeep Grand Cherokee had some mechanical issues and I got stuck …

Summer Internship with Aera

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This summer I’ll be working for Aera Energy in Bakersfield, CA! Aera Energy is an upstream oil and gas producer, which means it finds oil fields, plans how to effectively produce from the field, drill the wells, and the sells the crude oil and natural gas to other companies. It was last semester in October that I was offered the internship, and I …