Pacemakers and New Beginnings

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! It has been quite some time since I posted an update so I thought I would take this post to go through my last half of 2016 and start of the new school year. I took a semester break from school for the fall 2016 session to work as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op with St. Jude Medical, a …

Electives to Fuel your Passions

Betty 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 …

My Alaskan Adventure

Sophie Chemical, Professional & Academic, Sophie, Why USC 0 Comments

What does Alaska have to do with USC, you ask? Well, because my plane tickets and hotels were funded by our petroleum engineering department! Last May, I attended the Western Regional Conference for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in Anchorage, Alaska. SPE is one of many engineering professional societies that have a student chapter at USC. You can read …

Community Service at USC

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Service, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

One of the best parts of going to school at USC is the opportunity to experience life in a big city. Los Angeles is not like any other city in the world- it has this incredible mix of culture, with some stereotypical skyscrapers neighboring small family-owned corner shops, tons of vibrant neighborhoods and cultural centers. LA’s Koreatown has the best …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …

Dog Parties, Weddings, Research, and St. Jude Medical: My Summer 2016

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! We are about halfway through summer and so far it has been pretty exciting. For the first half I worked in my research lab, the Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering, here at USC. I work with fabricating tumor microenvironments and my partner and I made some great progress on our project! While working at my lab these past …

To T.O or Not to T.O, That is the Question

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Professional & Academic, Shayna, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

Picture this: an economist, philosopher, cinematographer, and an engineer sit down to discuss the ethical and practical concerns of sending humans to Mars. No, this isn’t some weird riddle; this is my Friday 9 am discussion for my Thematic Option class (titled Searching for Life in the Universe: Mars and Beyond), and despite being on Fridays at 9 am it’s …

Say Hello

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

When you get on campus, what’s the first thing you should do? Okay, sure, you unpack, you say bye to your parents, and you collect your dorm room essentials from the bookstore. But after that? The answer: start saying hi to EVERYONE. Be aggressively social and meet as many people as humanly possible during your first year of college. When I …