Campus Speakers

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Through different organizations and branches of USC, famous speakers are always coming to USC to create a conversation or share their ideas.Presidential Speakers Series: USC has a long term tradition of inviting past or sitting presidents to the University to speak to students on their experiences and their current projects. This past year, Former President Bill Clinton came and spoke ...

Top 5 Student Orgs

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One of the benefits of going to a large school like USC is the sheer number of things there are to do on campus. There are more than 800 student organizations on campus that focus on everything from politics to social change to arts and music to sports (including quidditch!). Whatever you're interested in, USC has it (or on the off chance ...

Top 3 Class Advice

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Keep these tips in mind as you start your years in college.  Here first hand from BME Sophomore Emily Chinn her experiences and how these pieces of advice helped her as a freshman. Form a Study GroupMore than anything, having friends in my major to study with and work on projects with has been the most helpful to doing well ...

Fun Weekend Trips in LA for the Spring

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One of the great things about going to school at USC is the fact that you're in the middle of the biggest metropolis on the west coast. There are so many things that you can do in LA for a few hours, a day, or even the entire weekend. Here are some of the best weekend trips in LA (there are ...

Spotlight on Biomedical Engineering

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An obvious but important question when it comes to applying to engineering colleges is: what type of engineering should I study? Opening the Common App and the drop down menu of engineering majors really only convey a vague idea about what some of the majors entailed. Often, it's difficult to tell what exactly each major really does. So here's your go to guide for ...

LA Culture: Performance Venues

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One of the best ways to explore different parts of LA and get a sense of what the city has to offer is by going to see shows at various performance venues around town.  Of course, LA is a huge entertainment hub, so the scope and feel of these venues varies from small, intimate stages to full-blown arenas.  Here are ...

Staying in Shape: the USC Lyons Center

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Health and wellness are two very important things to students across USC, and the USC Lyon Center is the hub of health and wellness for many students on campus.  The use of the 3 story Lyon center is free for all USC students, but with just a small fee students can get access to the incredible workout classes, and aquatic ...

The Holiday Hot Spots

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No snow and sunny skies doesn't detract from the holiday spirit in So Cal. Throughout LA, you can spot holiday lights and joy spreading through stores.  Red velvet hot chocolates and holiday menus with specialty drinks appear in cafes and coffee shops.  Ice skating rinks come out and cheer permeates the air.  Whoever says you can't celebrate the holidays in ...

Museums Near USC

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If you don't have a car on campus, there are plenty of LA attractions within walking distance from USC! Something that's a little outside of the box to do with your free time is to go visit the group of museums just south of campus.  You can learn about science, natural history, African American culture, and art all within a ...

Fight On! – Trojan School Spirit

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One of the best parts about going to school at USC is the school spirit and traditions!  Of course we love our football, but school spirit isn't limited to athletics.  We like to show our pride in many different ways - here's the rundown on some of the most important and fun school spirit traditions:This is the first thing you need ...

Getting Involved within Viterbi

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While USC already has plenty of ways to get involved, Viterbi has over 30 organizations to get involved in! Viterbi organizations can be categorized into design teams, professional, innovation, and social organizations. All organizations within Viterbi are overseen by student affairs and the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life aimed at bringing together all of the organizations within Viterbi and ...

USC Gives Back!

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The are hundreds of ways to get involved with community service on campus! Here are just a couple of awesome organizations that USC students love! Trojan Dance Marathon: Trojan DM is a 12 hour event in February that raises money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Last year there were over 2000 participants and they raised over $60000 to benefit pediatric ...

Getting Around in LA

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When you go to college at USC, you benefit from being able to enjoy all that one of the country's largest cities has to offer in your free time.  Beaches, museums, hikes, sports, restaurants - the list goes on and on! Check out some of the cities best nature experiences here, as well as some of my favorite LA activities.  Now ...

Need a Coffee Break?

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To get the day going or to keep the studying mode up, there's definitely a place to grab that cup of coffee or energizing smoothie.Around the Engineering School you'll find RTH Cafe.  Other than snacks and full meals, you can also grab a cup of coffee within minutes.   As an extra plus you can choose from a variety of options ...

USC Football Weekender: Trojans take NorCal

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It's GAMEDAYYYYY! Fight On! @viterbistudent #weekender2014 — Ian (@igm331) September 6, 2014 Great game! Always awesome when USC comes out on top! #timber #deforestation — Josue Campos (@JoshTheTrojan) September 7, 2014 September 22nd marks the first day of fall and football season 2014 is in full swing!  Game days are a USC tradition as alumni, current and prospective students gather ...

American Institute of Chemical Engineers!

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Our student org spotlight is on: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)!  AIChE is a professional organization for students interested in a future related to chemical engineering.  National AIChE is the world's leading organization for ChemE professionals both in established industries and emerging areas from Petroleum to nanobiotechnology.  As a chapter at USC, we host events that promote members ...

Viterbi Career Conference: Follow Live on Snapchat!

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Add viterbistudent on snapchat!We're on snapchat! Add viterbistudent and this Friday we will be live updating you from our Viterbi Career Conference! Career Conference is a full day of career prep activities: resume reviews, learning about elevator pitches, and how to network effectively, plus tons of Viterbi Swag and opportunities to talk to company representatives!  We're really excited about searching ...