Emphases: Just a Little Something Extra!

Jacob Toney Chemical, Jacob, Major, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

When I started at Viterbi, I heard a lot of talk being thrown around about different emphases within engineering majors. I knew there were several different options within my major, but wasn’t really sure what the significance of an emphasis was. In fact, I really didn’t know anything at all about engineering emphases aside from the fact that they existed. …

We are all made of stardust and other things I learned in PChem

Vanessa Pangbourne Chemical, Vanessa, Viterbi Class

Hi everyone! This week we have all been writing about classes. As midterms have started, classes have picked up and the semester is in full force, more and more of my time has been dedicated to my classes. With that, I wanted to write about my favorite class I have taken at USC: CHEM 430 (Physical Chemistry). Chem 430 has …

A Man of Many Majors

Timothy Marino Chemical, Industrial and Systems, Major, Study, Tim, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I have a major update for all of you: I have, once again, switched my major. This past week, I officially switched my engineering discipline from Chemical (Petroleum) Engineering to Industrial and Systems (Operations) Engineering with a minor in Petroleum Engineering. For those of you that know my storied history of switching majors within Viterbi, I realize this …

Exploring LA

Vanessa Pangbourne Best of LA, Chemical, Food, Vanessa

Heeeeeelllooooo friends! This semester one of my resolutions was to explore LA more. With only 3 semesters left (OMG WHAT?! I know) I realized I have yet to explore some of the best areas of LA so these past weekends I have made it a goal to get out and explore more. Murals!! The first week back, a few of …

FriendSHPE, LeaderSHPE… InternSHPE?

Vanessa Pangbourne Chemical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Social & Diversity, Vanessa

Greetings friends!! How’s it going? I hope you’re doing well. Today I am here to tell you all about the SHPE National Conference that I attended last weekend because it was a wild time. First, you may be wondering, Vanessa, what is the SHPE National Conference? Let me tell you! SHPE is the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (read Camila’s …

I’m Tired: A Systematic Evaluation of 8:00AMs

Timothy Marino Chemical, Professional & Academic, Tim, Viterbi Class

This semester, I have four 8:00AM classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I know what you’re all thinking: “Tim, we already know this – you mentioned this in your blog last month!” Though I know you all have been religiously keeping up with everything I’ve written to date, I’ll jog your memories by saying that at the time I wrote …

When the going gets tough, the tough get help from their ~support systems~

Vanessa Pangbourne Chemical, Professional & Academic, Social & Diversity, Vanessa, Viterbi Life

This week has been a rough one, friends. I had many a midterm, caught the flu, had a homework assignment that took over 12 hours to complete, not one but two meetings at the crack of dawn, and a class conflict. After many nights sleeping not enough for a functioning human, everything got too much and I realized I couldn’t …

Volunteers Around the World

Timothy Marino Abroad, Chemical, Service, Tim

I’d like to use my blog this week to talk about a really cool organization I’ve been part of since my first semester at USC – Volunteers Around the World (VAW). VAW is an international humanitarian institution devoted to improving the standard of living for those who live in some of the most poverty-stricken communities across the globe. With its …

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend

Timothy Marino Beach, Chemical, Hikes, Tim

This past weekend, I did something cool. After class on Friday, I, along with many other Trojan football fans, travelled up to San Francisco for the Cal football game. Although this was the original intent of the trip, however, I didn’t actually end up tailgating or going to the game. Instead, I swapped my football jersey for my camera and …

It’s Fall, Y’all

Vanessa Pangbourne Campus Events, Chemical, Music, Professional & Academic, Social & Diversity, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Vanessa Leave a Comment

The fall semester is now in full swing with Involvement Fairs, Game Days, and for some midterms have already started. Every year fall always feels super hectic since every week is packed. A lot has happened since the summer and even the start of the semester. Here’s a ~fun~ recap of what I’ve been up to! I flew home from …

Beating the Sophomore Slump

Timothy Marino Best of LA, Chemical, Tim, Trojan Spirit

It’s football season. Good news: the novelty of the gameday experience has yet to wear off. Even better news: it likely never will. Though this doesn’t mark that significant of a change from freshman year, gamedays are back better than ever. What is slightly different this year, however, is that the Trojans are projected to be a top-tier team with …

Navigating the Working World

Timothy Marino Chemical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Tim Leave a Comment

Well, it’s been a busy summer.  Since making my way back home to Calgary in mid-May, I’ve been interning as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a boutique investment company called AltaCorp Capital, Inc.  Despite the job’s focus being slightly different than that of my region of study, this opportunity has taught me a great deal about finance, and, given …

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

Sophie Chemical, Internship, Sophie, Viterbi Summer 1 Comment

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 …

A Picture a Day Keeps the Boredom Away!

Shuntaro Nishi Abroad, Chemical, Free Time, Shuntaro, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Viterbi Summer, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone!! I am currently writing this blog post finishing up my Viterbi Study Abroad in Rome. I am definitely feeling a mixture of emotions right now as I pack my stuff in this place I called home for seven weeks. During this trip, I decided to start a project during my trip in Rome of taking a picture once a …

Spring Break: “Engineering +” in Guatemala

Shuntaro Nishi Chemical, Free Time, Involvement, Service, Shuntaro, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Already planning your next spring break? Want to travel outside of California and make an impact? Look no further! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is the program for you at USC! I decided to choose ASB Guatemala due to my lack of experience traveling outside of the nation and my love for working with children. Looking back on this trip, it …

My Alaskan Adventure

Sophie Chemical, Professional & Academic, Sophie, Why USC Leave a Comment

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 …