Just Do It – Study with Desire!

Madelina Biomedical, Madelina, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everyone – Happy February (and Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!) In the spirit of the season of love, here’s a cool quote by Da’Vinci about LOVING studying!  “Study without desire spoils the memory and retains nothing that it takes in.”       – Leonardo Da’Vinci  This week we’re talking about study spots (which after my last post about Cambodia …


The Dust that Never Settles and the Fire that Always Burns

Madelina Abroad, Madelina, Service, Social & Diversity, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Cambodia is a country of dirt streets and motorcycles and sandals and burning trash and dust-filled skies and houses made of wood and hammocks hung from Bamboo trees and chickens and leaves painted the rustic red-brown of volcanic clay. After decades of conquest – raided by Thailand and Vietnam, inhabited as a colony by the French, and bombed by the …


Salutations from Singapore! :)

Madelina Madelina, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hello everyone, I hope this email finds you enjoying a wonderful start to second semester – this spring is shaping up to be super duper exciting! I hope all of you have an amazing second semester filled with lots of surprises and blessings Salutations from Singapore! (English) 來自新加坡的問候 ! (Chinese) सिंगापुर से बधाई ! (Hindi) salam dari Singapura ! (Malay) …


Trekking to Cal: The Weekender

Betty Betty, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Every year, USC students travel up to northern California when the Trojans play Stanford or Cal and this year Maria, Hannah and I road tripped to Berkeley, CA! This was my first weekender trip every and going with them made the 6 hour drive seem like nothing. My best friend goes to Berkeley so she let us crash at her …

Bikes on campus

The Struggle of Transportation

Sophie Sophie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …

OS Topics

Summer Series: OS

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I decided to take Operating Systems this summer, as I knew I was going to be in Los Angeles and figured it couldn’t hurt to knock out one of the “heavy hitter” classes in the curriculum while I was here. Between Ponder (see Part 1), my other projects (Parts 3 and 4), and this class, I’ve definitely had my hands …


Chevron Round 2

Hannah Hannah, Internship, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Missed the last chevron experience? Check it out here. Or keep reading! Back for another summer in Bakersfield California at Chevron as a Reservoir Engineer, I have so much to share.  Reservoir Engineering is a branch of petroleum engineering that analyzes drainage problems during developing, expanding, and producing oil or gas from a reservoir.  The goal is to maximize efficiency …

freshman year 3

My Advice to Freshmen

Archana Archana, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Okay, is anyone nervous about starting college? Don’t even worry. I was, too. Here are a few things I wish I knew when I came to college. 1. Get involved. Some of my closest friends and the coolest people I’ve met were found due to the organizations I got involved in. I joined a few clubs that appealed to my …

USC Game Day

My Advice for Freshman Year

Emily Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s really weird for me to think that in a few short weeks, I’ll be a junior in college. It’s something people say over and over again that the time will fly by, but it’s true. Some days I think back to orientation and I can’t believe that was almost two years ago. Of course, other times it also seems …