One of my favorite things about the University of Southern California is the sheer breadth of opportunities that it provides in terms of careers, athletics, and areas of study. As a high school senior, I knew I wanted to study engineering of some kind, and my advanced biology class was where I first started to think that Biomedical Engineering was the right major for me. When applying to colleges, I looked extensively for schools that could accommodate my interest in Biomedical Engineering while still providing a well-rounded and balanced education. USC does just that… and more!
I think it is nearly impossible to find another school that has succeeded to such a degree athletically, academically, and socially. In terms of athletics, I was impressed to learn that USC has the most Olympian alumni out of any university in the world (in fact, if USC was its own country, it would have placed 7th in the 2012 London Olympics); we also have over a hundred NCAA national championships. Academically, USC is always on the rise; although USC already boasts many top ranked programs (including the Viterbi School of Engineering, which is ranked #9 in the nation by US News), we continue to strive for more. At USC, there is a definitive push towards improvement in the pursuit of individual achievement. On the other side of the spectrum, socially, USC has more than 750 organizations on campus—there is something out there for everyone!
Personally, I have had the opportunity to become involved in ASBME (Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering) which is an organization that promotes Biomedical Engineering. I am also involved with NOBE (the National Organization of Business and Engineering), as well as USC Men’s Crew. In crew, I have had the privilege to be coached by a past member of the US National team, and I consistently have the opportunity to compete all over the west coast. I am also a University of Southern California Quest Scholar, which is an organization similar to the Gates Millennium Program that promotes equal representation of low-income students in higher education.
Besides that, you can normally find me exercising at the Lyon center, playing tennis, racquetball, or Frisbee, writing, or trying my hand at graphic design.
If you have any questions about USC or college life in general, feel free to email me!