My Summer Vacation to NYC & Amsterdam

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hello (current and future) Trojan family members! This summer has definitely not gone as expected. Initially, I was all lined up to intern at this small Austin company that teaches people how to install solar panels. Sounds really cool, right? Don’t get me wrong, it might have been really cool. But it definitely wasn’t fun, or a good use of …

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My Minor!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Major, Rhea, Students, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey USC! While I am first and foremost a proud Viterbi engineer, I wanted to write a post on my minor, since it’s pretty unique and, in my mind, encapsulates the flexibility of opportunities available here at SC. I have a minor in Healthcare Studies, a program offered by the Keck School of Medicine—it requires a bunch of basic science …

Spring Breaking in Lima

Nathan Curtis Abroad, Biomedical, Nathan, Service, Social & Diversity, Uncategorized 0 Comments

USC has this incredible program called Alternative Spring Break (ASB) that organizes groups of students and sends them around the world to volunteer. Traveling has always been my favorite thing in the entire world (pun intended) and I wanted to do something exciting over spring break, so I decided to apply for ASB. Out of the many possible ASB trips …

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Dining Hall Hacks

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Food, Housing, Suveena, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Dining Halls – an essential part of most freshmen’s day-to-day lives. The three halls on campus are Everybody’s Kitchen (EVK), Parkside, and Café 84 differ in the kinds of food they serve: EVK’s food leans toward comfort food, whereas Parkside incorporates international flavors and is more allergen-conscious, and Café 84 has a variety of more health-conscious options. Each is located on different …

Summer in Chicago

Clare Sargent Clare, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

After freshman year, I was more than ready to come home. I missed my friends from home, home cooked meals, and most importantly non-communal showers. What I didn’t anticipate was that after a week at home I would be downloading a countdown app to keep track of how many days it was until I returned to USC (31 days left …

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Changing My Major Three Times

Clare Sargent Civil and Environmental, Clare, Industrial and Systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Ever since eighth grade, I had thought that when I went to college I would major in Environmental Engineering. That year I had attended state science fair and received a recommendation to attend the Intel International Science fair for a project that studied different types of biomass and their biogas production. Basically, eighth grade Clare thought her entire life should …

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USC by Accident, Trojan by Choice

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Best of LA, Biomedical, Campus Events, Hikes, Involvement, Madelina, Research, Service, Social & Diversity, Study, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hi folks!  When you finally settle on a college, everyone will undoubtably ask you why you chose your school. When I first was accepted to USC, I didn’t have an answer to this question. Slowly but surely, however, USC won me over and I could not be happier to be a Trojan. I was not a Trojan fan from the start. …

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My Freshman Dorm: New North

Ian-2016 Dorm, Housing, Ian, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Well, well, well. You’re probably checking out these pages because you got in and you’re trying to make your decision. What can I say about Freshman Housing? It was, without a doubt, a new experience for me. It was me, my roommate, and a couple hundred of our closest friends in one building. Usually one says ‘closest friends’ sarcastically, but …

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Myanmar – The Land of Pagodas and Smiling Children

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Free Time, Madelina, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hello everyone! This past week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to several countries, which I will be posting about soon. The first, and the place where I spent the most time, was Myanmar. Read on if you’d like to hear a little more about this amazing experience. *** Also as an important note – an interesting engineering project …

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My Favorites 8,769 Miles Apart

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Madelina, Professional & Academic, Study, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hi everyone! This week I’ll be sharing with you all about some of my favorite USC traditions from home as well as some of my new favorite Singapore traditions here at NUS. They might be 8,769 miles apart, but it’s neat to see how people celebrate with the same school spirit in both places! USC Game Days At USC, there is …

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USC Bucketlist – The Best Events and Traditions at USC

Jordan-2016 Jordan, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hi guys,   This week I wanted to lay out a couple of things at USC that I think are truly special; while this list isn’t all inclusive, there’s a bunch of great starting points for you to see what events and traditions around USC are awesome! USC Gamedays Whether or not you are an avid football fan like myself, …

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Salutations from Singapore! :)

Madelina-2016 Madelina, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

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 ! …

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Trekking to Cal: The Weekender

Betty Betty, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

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 …

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The Struggle of Transportation

Sophie Sophie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 1 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 …