Living in the Village: Apartment-ing and Adult-ing

Siena Applebaum Apartment, Siena, Viterbi Life

Hey friends! I can’t believe we’ve already been in school for over a month, these past 5 weeks have FLOWN by (I just had my first midterm of the year – what). This year has been different from my freshman year in so many ways. One of the biggest changes has been transitioning from living in a dorm to living …

Redefining the “Lab”: Research in CS

Yingyu Sun Computer Science, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Research, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Yingyu

Interested in research but don’t know where to start? Here’s some perspective into what research in computer science looks like at Viterbi! When I was in high school, I thought doing research in a laboratory meant wearing gloves, goggles, and a lab coat while mastering your pipette technique. So when I was a college freshman and I heard people talk …

Wake Up It’s GAMEDAY

Celeste Goodwin Campus Events, Celeste, Free Time, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

It’s fall semester, which only means one thing… TROJAN FOOTBALL. There is a reason why barely anyone at USC studies abroad in the fall, why club events are all on Sundays, and why campus is covered in cardinal and gold almost every Saturday by 7 am. Game day is an event that must be seen in person, but to give …

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 …

The Before, During, and After

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Campus Events, Housing, Ramiro, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

The beginning of the semester is nearing and you may be completely relaxed and excited for the start, or you could be like a deer in headlights and not know what to do to prepare. But hopefully, you’ll get a little insight after reading my tips for before, during, and aftermath of the first couple of weeks at USC. Before …

10 (Super Fun) Differences Between High School and College

Celeste Goodwin Biomedical, Campus Events, Celeste, Dorm, Music, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey y’all. It’s the beginning of August, which means that school is almost back!! Target Back to School catalogs are coming in the mail and I’m very excited. Whether this means that you’re going into your junior/senior year of high school or you’re coming into the USC Class of 2021 (!!!), I wanted to share a few awesome differences between …

Free Trip to D.C.! Thanks Viterbi!

Nathan Alvarez Involvement, Nathan, Professional & Academic, Research, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I capitalized on an awesome opportunity to take a free trip to Washington D.C. with three of my close friends. My flight, housing, and food was covered, all I had to do was agree to represent USC at a conference and attend workshops. The conference is called the Grand Challenges Summit, and it focuses on the …

Back to School: College Edition

Yingyu Sun Campus Events, Social & Diversity, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Yingyu 0 Comments

To all the new Trojans, welcome to the family! You’re in for a wild and amazing ride for the next four years, and you couldn’t have picked a better school. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re feeling a mix of excitement and back-to-school jitters — that was me before my freshman year! With only a few weeks before classes start, …

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 …

Self Doubt: How to Deal with it During Freshman Year

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hello! I hope you are all basking in the summer sun (or the winter one if you’re one of southern hemisphere friends). With school lurking right around the corner, I wanted to spend a hot minute talking about how to #crush freshman year*. Now you’ve probably read countless articles about how you should join all the clubs that interest you …

Major Key Alert: A Smooth College Transition

Daniel Donchev Daniel, Involvement, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

USC is a whole new, fast-paced, and exciting world that demands acclimation. There are more opportunities than ever, more events/resources, and more people to interact with; however, you must balance it all with a substantial course load and the same amount of time as before. The transition is manageable. There are several things I did to prepare myself for a much …

No Fear in the New School Year

Natalie Monger Campus Events, Computer Science, Natalie, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

I recently wrote a post where I gave 25 pieces of advice to incoming freshmen. Now that the start of the school year is getting closer, I thought I would share more advice that is relevant to the first few weeks of school for both incoming freshmen and returning students. Enjoy! Attend fun events during your first few weeks to …

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Freshman Year

Siena Applebaum Siena, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

It’s officially August, which means in a couple weeks I’ll be headed back to USC for my sophomore year and just over 3,000 students will be starting their first year as Trojans! Exactly a year ago, I was a graduated high school senior getting ready for my freshman year at USC by obsessively reading every freshmen advice column and watching …

A Day in my (Italian) Summer

Rhea Choudhury Abroad, Siena, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey guys!! Spring semester ended about 10 weeks ago, but summer has already been absolutely crazy!! As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to spend the last eight weeks abroad, taking classes through the Viterbi Overseas Program. A friend and I flew in early and traveled around London and Amsterdam, then we proceeded to spend the next seven weeks …

Roaming Around Rome: My Summer Abroad in Italy!

Jose Hernandez Jose, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Ciao Ragazzi! This summer has absolutely flown by, and I can’t believe there’s only about a month we all head back to USC! I’ve just had the most amazing 7 weeks studying abroad in Rome, Italy! As you might already know, I had the opportunity to do this as one of 42 USC students participating in the Viterbi Summer Overseas …