My classmates are all over the world: USC iPodia!

Jose Hernandez Abroad, Industrial and Systems, Jose, Viterbi Class

From surfing and yoga, to improv, to ballroom dancing, USC has a lot of really cool classes. But one of my favorite classes this semester is one that is truly unique. It’s called iPodia! What exactly is iPodia, you ask? Well, its a class at USC called Principles and Practices of Global Innovation, but that’s not all. It’s actually part …

Engineering the Start of Successful College Journeys (ENGR-102)

Daniel Donchev Beach, Best of LA, Daniel, Museums, Students, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

All Viterbi freshmen take ENGR-102: Engineering Freshman Academy, during their first semester at USC. This class meets once a week for two hours to discuss a plethora of broad and specific engineering topics, engage in versatile debates, explore the various Engineering Grand Challenges, and participate in group design activities. Arguably just as important, the class functions to transition freshman into …

Freshman Again?

Suveena Thanawala Housing, Suveena, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

School (SChool?!?) is coming up in 2 weeks and I’ve been feeling half-sad that summer is almost over, and half-excited to go back and see all my friends. That said, I remember this time two years ago at this time, I was so incredibly excited. I was texting my roommate Brooke every day, talking about all the different things we …

Shuntaro´s Declassified School Survival Guide

Shuntaro Nishi Involvement, Shuntaro, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

Welcome to the Trojan Family!! You have no idea how excited I am to be going to the same school as you all! But you must be even more excited to start some of the best years of your life! I am currently solo traveling in Barcelona and it reminded me of exactly what I felt when I first got …

Keep the Projects “Fly”

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Professional & Academic, Ramiro, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

If you like things that fly, and you want to know more about it, then AME 261 is the class for you! In this class, I finally felt like a real engineer by the end of the semester. Throughout the year, you learn the foundations of flight, with all the components that lead up to a successful design. Homework assignments …

Transferring into the Trojan Family

Shuntaro Nishi Shuntaro, Students, Study, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

I still remember the day I got into USC, May 21st 2016. As a transfer I was still at school so I received the news through a phone call from my Mom. I was joining a transfer class of 1,475 people coming from all over the map! Just like each transfer I came in with the same concerns. How would …

My Study Tips

ellen-2017 Ellen, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Finals are fast approaching, so as the semester winds up, I’m going to share some of my study tips that I’ve learned over the last four years. Find a place where you’re comfortable. – The fastest way to kill productivity is to always be worrying about how your chair is too stiff, or the desk is too low, …

Aero, Astro, and Mech: Decoding the Differences and Explaining the Similarities

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Naish, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Most schools have one. Some might have two. But it’s almost impossible to find a school that has all three disciplines that encapsulate things that move: Astronautical, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering. While the greater latitude in choice may afford more autonomy in your options, this scope of choice may also complicate things – a good bit. My goal will be (from …

ITP 320: A Serious Game

anya-2017 Anya, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

AME 204: SOMe really cool applications

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hello friends! To start things off, my song recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsabQV0Yjk This semester, I am taking AME 204, which is Strength of Materials (SOM, hence my terrible pun). So far we’ve learned about different kinds of stresses and deformations a material can take. If this doesn’t sound interesting, I assure you I wouldn’t be blogging about it if it wasn’t. This …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

Electives to Fuel your Passions

betty-2017 Betty, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the draws to engineering at USC is being able to take elective courses, not just “technical electives” but real electives that fuel your passions. I’ve been able to take dance classes, workout classes (for units) a surfing class, and some photography classes! I’ve blogged about the other types of classes so I wanted to take some time to …

Making the Most of Your Units

Maria Maria, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I’m sure if you’re considering engineering you’ve started to hear about heavy course-loads, technical classes, and of course, no free time. At least, that’s what I was expecting. I came into engineering ready to take my major classes and grind. I heard my friends talking about how they wanted to take dance or piano and thought, “oh yeah, what’s your …

My Major! All About Computer Science

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Computer Science is an incredibly diverse major here at SC; the breadth of organizations related to CS, the majors/minors/emphases you can take, the research projects available is huge! I’m studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science, which is a major offered by the Computer Science department in conjunction with Electrical Engineering. You get an even split of both CS (software engineering …