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Advice to My Freshman Self: Follow Your Passions

Coming into USC, I wanted to be pre-dental on top of my Mechanical Engineering degree.  Once I started taking classes, however, I realized that I was far more excited about Engineering than I was about general chemistry and biology classes.  Beyond that, in high school I had always been interested in film and photography, and I was planning to give that up in college in order to pursue the classes I would need as a pre-dental student.  I really struggled after my first semester, because I felt like I was compromising one of my passions in pursuit of something I was less passionate about.  If I could go back, I would tell myself not to be afraid to pursue my passions.

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Hey all,

Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

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Retreat freshman year in Frazier Park with the Catholic Center!

My Advice to Freshmen: Find Your Passion!

Student orgs.  Research opportunities.  Club sports.  Welcome back concerts. Sororities.  Fraternities.  Football season tickets.  Beach outings.  Seth Meyers comedy show.  USC has it all.  And if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to do it all, believe me!  But it’s all about finding what excites you most; that’s what’s going to drive you and make you become the most successful version of yourself you can be!

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My first day at USC for band camp

Some Advice on your Freshman Year of College

In only a few months, you will be starting your first year of college. Let that sink for a second. Now, this does not have to be a scary thing. This new chapter in your life can be very exciting. Whether you traveling across town or across an ocean, college is very different than high school. You begin to have more independence, you begin to manage your own schedule, and you begin to discover how you will live the rest of your life. Maybe by discussing my experience freshman year, I can offer up some advice, and get you as excited for freshman year as I was.

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My first picture in Viterbi at an Explore USC!

My Best Advice to Freshmen- Don’t be Afraid to Ask For Help

I’m going to start by saying that everyone at USC is really smart- everyone I’ve met including myself was a top student in high school who got good grades and did well.  In general a lot of people were the ones that got asked to help but never had to ask for help.  Engineering school is different.

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USC Springfest 2014

Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, and I had a great time. I thought I would tell you a little more about why Springfest is so great.

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