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1st Annual KIUEL Choice Awards

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Last night KIUEL held the first annual KIUEL Choice Awards! Viterbi already holds various award ceremonies, but KIUEL wanted to create an award show completely dedicated to all of the amazing Viterbi Student Organizations. We handed out 11 awards which were awarded based on nominations and their end of the year reports. It was a great night to end the …

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My Favorite USC Traditions and Events

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

USC is a pretty old school – founded in 1880, USC has had plenty of time to accumulate its traditions and annual events. There are definitely some I don’t even know about given how diverse and populated campus is. But of the ones I know here are some of my favorite goings on at USC. LA Times Festival of Books This …

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My Advice to Freshmen

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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 …

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What I wish I knew Freshman Year

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My freshman year at USC was an incredible experience, transition, and memorable, and I thought it couldn’t get any better, but I was wrong. Freshman year is a time of transition, finding your self, pushing limits, and exploring your environment. While it was still an incredible year for me, there are still a few things I wish people had told …

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My Advice for Freshman Year

Emily 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 …

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Sarah’s Freshmen Year Survival Guide

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Entering college, I was told time and time again that the years would fly by. I didn’t believe them. High school seemed to crawl along, and I didn’t think college would be any different. I was wrong. Having just registered for my last fall semester as an undergraduate, I’m facing the terrifying realization that I will soon be a senior. …

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My Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

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Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I had the most fun weekend! One of my best friends from high school, Jenna, came to visit me at USC! This was her first time visiting me here and we had a blast. While she was here, we went out downtown to celebrate my roommate’s birthday, we visited Santa Monica and …

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Favorite Post Midterm De-stressors

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The best thing about midterms is the relief when they’re over, particularly when you have really busy weeks. I just finished three midterms this week and even though I was confident in my knowledge of the material, tests tend be stressful for everyone. Sometimes it can be difficult to wind down after all your tests are done. Here are my …

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Taking Classes Outside of Viterbi as an Engineer

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It was even more gorgeous and sunny than usual here in LA so I tried to spend lots of time outside! So even though this blog is all about Viterbi and my life as a Viterbi student, I thought I’d mix things up a bit this week and blog about …

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Why I Chose USC

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There were 4 main things I was looking for in my college experience. 1. Academics The first was that I wanted to go to a school with a rigorous engineering program because that was my intended study, but also had a good reputation for other academic programs like business and arts and sciences just in case I decided after getting to college that …

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Why USC Is the Perfect School for Me

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I’m currently in denial over the fact that in a little less than two months the semester is going to be over, I’ll start interning at Texas Instrument, and I’ll be classified as a senior. I’m not ready for my time at USC to come to an end. As I look forward to my final year as an undergrad at …

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The Trojan Family –– It’s No Joke !

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The process of applying to colleges, getting accepted, and finally choosing a school to attend is a long one, and to be honest I remember most of it as a blur. I’m from California and mostly focused on applying to California schools, so I took a road trip to visit different campuses I was interested in during my senior year. …

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Travel Tips for Out-of-State Students

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Hey everyone, Happy Spring Break! This week I’m traveling home to Portland, Oregon in order to have my wisdom teeth removed. Instead of giving you the gory details on my oral surgery I decided instead to share some travel tips for out of state students! I’ve always loved traveling, but I hadn’t done a lot of traveling on my own …

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Applying Theory: Chemical Engineering 444aL

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Throughout my time as an undergraduate so far, all of our chemistry classes have had lab sections attached to them, but none of the main chemical engineering courses have had a lab section attached except for introduction to chemical engineering and my nanotechnology classes. We’ve learned a lot of theory so far, but have not had a chance to apply …

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Get Pumped No Homework

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One of the coolest parts about the transition from high school to college is that a lot of your classes do not have homework. Well let me explain a little more. When you get to college, each class is run a little differently and good amount of classes do not have homework due each day, each class or even every …

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What is Chemical Engineering?

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Blogged while procrastinating doing my mass transfer homework. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to take the chance to explain a little bit about what Chemical Engineering means to me, and how my view of chemical engineering has changed over the past four years. When I first started I thought chemical engineers make chemicals.  What chemical engineers actually do …

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Spring Study Playlist

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I’m one of those people who’s always listening to music. When I do homework, when I walk to class, when (well, if) I go to the gym, when I’m hanging out with friends, if I’m driving anywhere. I’ve found one of the great things about going to USC, a school in LA (home of Hollywood and record companies), is that …

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Giving Back: Delta House of Pancakes

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One of the things I am most proud of my sorority for is our commitment to our philanthropy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the national philanthropy of Delta Delta Delta. As a whole, Tri Delta chapters across the nation have raised millions for St. Jude. 4 years ago, we were challenged to raise $15 million in 5 years. We …

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Operation VAMFA and National Engineers Week

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Welcome to the thick of E-Week 2015! I love National Engineers Week because the week is a celebration of engineering. This week, I’ve eaten at the E-Week barbecue and laughed at the E-Week talent show. And tomorrow night, I cannot wait for the Viterbi Ball! To me, E-Week is more than just fun, interesting activities. E-Week reminds me why I …

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