Never Too Late: Finding Your Passion as a College Student

Madelyn Douglas Computer Science, Electrical, Internship, Madelyn, Major, Professional & Academic, Study, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

An alternate title for this article could be “Yes, I Changed My Major Junior Year and Will Graduate on Time”, but I’ll get into that later.  Sometimes it can seem like everyone has it together in college, with their dream job at their dream company and a major taking them along that path.  Well, believe me, many of us start …

Why I transferred

Alice Gusev Alice, College Applications, Electrical, Transfer, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

My first year and a half of college, I attended the University of Washington Seattle. I met some of the best friends of my life, and had some really awesome adventures. I’m from Seattle, so it was nice being close to home and seeing my family often, but something was missing. I always had a life-long dream of living in …

What They Don’t Tell You About College

Cami Amein Cami, Electrical, Involvement, Major, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

What people don’t tell you about college. Being close to ending my fourth semester of college has made me realize, I really had no idea what was in store for me. Everyone told me about being independent, surrounded by like minded individual. I think somewhere along the way of trying to find the perfect fit where I could become the …

Why USC Was Right For Me

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My sister is about to start her descent into the college application process as a rising high school senior, so now, most of my phone calls home are about picking schools, majors, essay topics, and everything else college related. It got me thinking about my own experience with picking schools and how on earth I ended up at USC, a …

Why I Chose Computer Engineering

Luz Camacho Computer Science, Electrical, Luz, Students, Study, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I’ve been asked a quite a few times over my college career why I decided to go into my major, Computer Engineering. The question comes from everywhere, friends, family, fellow peers, and even professionals. So I thought it useful to finally sit down and take a moment to reflect on my major and what made me choose it begin with. …

Why I Was Scared of Being an Engineer

Cami Amein Cami, College Applications, Electrical, Major, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Being a senior in high school is not easy. There is so much pressure to know where you are going to college, what you want to study, basically everything else about the rest of your life and don’t forget to get good grades in all your classes. For people who thought they had it all planned out, good for them, ...

What it’s actually like to be an undergraduate researcher

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That’s my roommate! In high school, dance class was an everyday activity for me . So when I got to college I didn’t know how to keep dancing seeing as my classes revolved around engineering. Luckily for me I had awesome roommates in the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (check out their website: https://kaufman.usc.edu/) who let me into the studios …

It’s My Last Semester?!?

Shayna Goldberger Electrical, Shayna

I blinked and somehow ended up in my final semester of college. As cliché as it sounds, it feels like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm in New/North, nervous and excited (but mostly nervous) about what was going to happen. Well, seven incredible semesters later and here I am. Though everyone keeps asking about my post-grad plans, …

10th Anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of EE!

Michelle Electrical, Internship, Michelle Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being the student speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering! It was a wonderful reception, and I was so excited to meet the namesake of USC’s amazing EE department, Dr. Ming Hsieh. I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when I listened to Dean Yortsos, Provost Michael …

What Classes do Electrical Engineers Take?

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So it’s hard to believe, but we are now past the halfway point of the semester. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the remaining of my semesters here at USC, which can be a little daunting considering I’m a junior now! For a quick update, I’m taking three electrical engineering courses: Linear Systems, Probability and Statistics for EE, and Physical Electronics. …

The Importance of Office Hours

Shayna Goldberger Electrical, Professional & Academic, Shayna Leave a Comment

So now that I am an upperclassman and old experienced, I feel entitled to be giving out advice about collegiate life to anyone and everyone. This is my biggest though, especially because I desperately needed it in the beginning of my USC career. As a confused, nervous freshman I thought professors were scary people with PhDs that would rather be …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna Leave a Comment

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

Best Parts of Being a College Student at SC!

Michelle Electrical, Food, Free Time, Michelle, Museums, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! The semester is almost over, it’s and kind of crazy to think that I’m going to be halfway done with college! This got me thinking about the amazing time I’ve had so far here at SC, and what my favorite parts are as an engineering student in the middle of LA. Of course, I love being an electrical …

From Blueprint to Building Things!

Madelina-2016 Biomedical, Electrical, Madelina, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share with you all about my favorite class this semester here in Singapore. There’s a lot of great choices to choose from, as I’m taking all engineering courses this spring (which clearly means my course load is really cool). However, I think my favorite so far has been my biomedical electronics class, BN3401. In …

10/10 Would Recommend Classes at USC!

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Hey guys! So I’m really enjoying my semester so far, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite classes! I’ve discovered that my most interesting classes usually tend to be my engineering courses, and this is 100% true for my EE courses! My favorite part about my EE courses is that the theoretical and practical parts of engineering are …

Fall 2015 Semester Recap!

Michelle Best of LA, Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Finals week is in full swing now, and I’m taking a quick break to look back on this amazing semester! It feels like just yesterday everyone moved in and was getting used to their new courses… time really does fly when you’re having fun! I’d like to share some of the highlights of my semester, so let’s get …