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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
SCIA at Gameday!

Third Time’s A Charm!

Archana Archana, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi everyone!! I hope you all enjoyed your first week of classes! I’m really excited for what this semester is going to bring; it’ll definitely be a busy one. I’m taking Organic Chemistry (CHEM 322A), Linear Circuits (EE 202), Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (BME 423), and The Chemistry of Aids (CHEM 203). It’s a pretty science and engineering heavy …

ArchanaThird Time’s A Charm!
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South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

Samantha Samantha, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

SamanthaSouth African Summer And The Start of Fall!
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Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

Molly Civil and Environemntal, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

MollyJunior Year Fall Semester Preview
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Started From the Bottom

Calvin Calvin, CompSci, Electrical, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Despite being introduced to Special Relativity this semester and taking Differential Equations last fall, I would say one of the most confusing things I’ve had to tackle at USC is how quickly the time flies by. I’ve made so many friends and gotten to explore topics like improv and entrepreneurship that I wouldn’t even have known interested me just a …

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The Greatest Physics Professor Of All Time

Calvin Aerospace and Mechanical, Astro Engineering, Biomedical, Calvin, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environemntal, CompSci, Electrical, industrial and systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Gene Bickers is a student favorite on campus and is quite possibly the greatest physics professor of all time. I took his introductory mechanics class this semester and was amazed by his mastery of the subject, as well as his dedication to students. Bickers is always helping students out in his office, or in the classroom, and is really great …

CalvinThe Greatest Physics Professor Of All Time
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My Summer at Accenture!

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

This summer I changed gears a little bit from chemical engineering and interned at Accenture- a technology consulting company.  Before this summer I didn’t really understand what consulting was, and after this summer it is still really hard to explain.  Basically though other companies hire our company to fix their technology related problems! I spent the summer in Norwalk, California …

LyssaMy Summer at Accenture!

My Summer, an LA Story

Ian Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Summer Experiences, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …

IanMy Summer, an LA Story
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Summer 2k14 – Travel and Internship

Ally Ally, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I started off the summer visiting New Zealand which was truly amazing. There was so much beautifulness packed into such a small area. I really want to study abroad and Viterbi offers programs in both Dunedin and Auckland in New Zealand which I am definitely considering (here is the overall list of locations). We spent around 10 out of the …

AllySummer 2k14 – Travel and Internship
Loved spending the evening with other VSAs!

The Viterbi Awards

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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Philanthropy Phriday

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Looking back on my semester, one of my favorite parts was my participation in philanthropies on Fridays. I played beach volleyball, was pied with whip cream, and even distributed books to children. These all supported great causes and were lots of fun! I wanted to share some of those experiences with you.

jacquiePhilanthropy Phriday
A staple of the Passover Seder, Matzah Ball Soup

Passover in College

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Today marks the seventh day of Passover. Today also marks the seventh day of avoiding bread and wheat-products like the plague. As a high school senior, I often wondered how I would continue observing Jewish holidays while at USC, and the holiday of Passover presents the perfect challenge. Would the dining halls have matzah? Would I go hungry for a …

AlexPassover in College
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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

SarahMy Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming