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The Good Eats in LA

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie, one of my absolute favorite things about LA is the food. There are a ridiculous (read: wonderful) number of restaurants in this city and every type of food you could imagine. Including some you can’t (Korean BBQ tacos? What will they come up with next?). With that here’s a roundup of my favorite restaurants and/or food …

EmilyThe Good Eats in LA
USC ASCE at the 3rd set of locks

My Trip to Panama!

Kelly Civil and Environemntal, Kelly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I just back from my big trip to Panama this Sunday, and it hasn’t even really sunk in that I was just there. I had so much fun going to another country, and it was definitely a nice break from the consistent routine of school. So why I did I go to Panama? As I have mentioned in …

KellyMy Trip to Panama!
USC Homecoming 2014

Fall, Football, and Family: Homecoming 2014!

Molly Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Being raised in the SEC, football has always been an important part of my life. It’s a time of the year where my family comes together once a week to eat wings and celebrate our teams’ victories. So when I came to USC, I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect. But whatever my expectations were, they were completely blown away by the …

MollyFall, Football, and Family: Homecoming 2014!

First Meet USC

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Engineering Leave a Comment

Last week on Friday I had my first meeting with potential students. It was already a pretty hectic day since I had three midterms this week and a physics homework due in a couple hours. To make matters worse, I ended up doing the wrong HW set, but luckily my professor was nice enough to give me another chance. Side …

FrankieFirst Meet USC

Hello World: Class of 2015

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, As a senior, graduation peeks over the horizon, eager to thrust us into the world of professionalism and adulthood.  And that is so exciting!  I am ready to make my mark in the world.  Create value in a traditional market and give more back to society than I consume.  A number of things are on the table.  While …

MarkusHello World: Class of 2015
Fred Hutchinson with Rainier

The Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Emily Emily, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Okay, so I didn’t have this internship experience this last summer. I actually had this opportunity the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. I spent six weeks at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is in Seattle. It’s part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, partnered with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to study and prevent …

EmilyThe Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Engineering Quad!

Making Connections at the Career Fair

Molly Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the semester again: career week! That means that USC is putting on multiple events where students will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, and hopefully secure jobs and internships! My favorite thing about career week is the fact that Viterbi has its own events just for engineering students to talk to employers interested in …

MollyMaking Connections at the Career Fair

Plans for the Future

Frankie Chemical Engineering, Frankie, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Plans for the Future. As of now, thats all they are. As a sophomore, there are only so many opportunities out there as an engineer since most companies are looking for Juniors or Seniors. I am not saying that their aren’t any opportunities, but as a sophomore engineer, you will be starting your major specific engineering classes, and there is …

FrankiePlans for the Future

Getting Paid to See Elton John: My Work Study Job

Kelly Kelly, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the most unique things about my college experience is my work-study job. Work-study is a federally funded program that allows students to work part time to earn money for college expenses. Since I qualify for work study, I made it my top priority to find a work study job my freshmen year. During welcome week, I attended a …

KellyGetting Paid to See Elton John: My Work Study Job

Food Delivery Services: A College Essential

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I’m back in LA after a fun weekend in Las Vegas for my birthday. Now I am jumping right into homework and catching up with some friends. As I sit here and right this, I am deciding what to eat for dinner, which inspired my blog for this week. I am going to tell you a little bit …

jacquieFood Delivery Services: A College Essential

Why USC you ask

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Why USC Leave a Comment

USC and a school referred to the the farm (Stanford for all that don’t know) were my two first choices.  That sounds kinda weird, but I couldn’t decide between either one or the other. Stanford was big, but the campus was everything I imagined since 8th grade dreams, and USC was a glorious surprise since I never considered it before …

FrankieWhy USC you ask
Grey's Anatomy

Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …

LaurenComm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

MarkusUSC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission
Paper Bridge Building Competition

Engineering Freshman Academy: My Favorite Class

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! We’re already on our fifth week of classes for the semester, and it’s hard to believe how fast the time is passing by. I wanted to take a few minutes this week to talk about my favorite class I’m involved with this semester! My favorite class this semester isn’t actually one I’m taking, it’s one I’m a coach …

SarahEngineering Freshman Academy: My Favorite Class
Up in the top right you can see the active power source, and on the left is the digital multimeter (DMM). Using these two devices we were able to verify Ohm's and Kirchoff's circuit laws.


Ian Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

It has been called one of the most nerve-wrecking courses at USC. Mostly by other AME students, but hey, what’s to be expected when your midterms are upgraded to “terror-quizzes”? Hype aside, Mechoptronics is very quickly becoming one of my favorite classes I’ve taken thus far at USC. As a 300 level AME course, Mechop delves into the heartier subjects …

IanMECHanical + OPtical + elecTRONIC = MECHOPTRONICS

The Fun in Non-engineering Extracurriculars

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

ASBME, SWE, Engineers Without Borders, SC Racing. These are all great organizations for engineers. And yet, I’m not currently involved in any of these. It isn’t because I don’t like being an engineer or because I don’t think that they’re worthwhile organizations. They absolutely are. But part of the fun in extracurricular activities is that they can be absolutely random and …

EmilyThe Fun in Non-engineering Extracurriculars
At the Stanford stadium right after we scored a 53-yard field goal putting us ahead.

Fall Classes and THE WEEKENDER

Ally Ally, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This semester I am taking five classes: Computer Science, Probability, Enterprise Systems, Physics, and Art History. I was a little nervous about taking four technical classes but so far it seems manageable! My favorite class so far is ITP-320 or Enterprise Information Systems. It’s an intro class to SAP taught by Professor Kale and I like it because it teaches really …

AllyFall Classes and THE WEEKENDER