The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

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Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …


A Day in LA: Downtown

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Hey there! Hope you’re having a great week! Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of LA: Downtown. I think downtown LA, or “DTLA” as it’s colloquially described, sometimes gets overlooked simply because LA has so much to offer. However, it’s one of my favorite places in the city, and certainly one of the places I’ve explored the …

Standing in front of Temple 5 at Tikal

Viterbi + Minor in Cultural Anthropology

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Hey Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Happy almost-Halloweekend! This week I wanted to talk a bit about one of my favorite Viterbi Plus experiences: Viterbi + my Cultural Anthropology minor. I originally declared my minor in Cultural Anthropology after taking a General Education class in anthropology. My class was on the nature of Maya Civilization, and I became …


A “Typical” Week at USC? No Such Thing!

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Hey there! Hope you’re all ready for the Notre Dame football game tomorrow – it’s going to be a tough one but I think we can pull it off. Beat the Irish! So this semester, just for fun, I’m taking an Introduction to Occupational Therapy course called Lifestyle Design (OT 220). It’s awesome – it’s just two units so it …


#ViterbiCareers: My Internships Through the Years

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Hey everyone! Now that we’ve settled into fall semester, it’s career season! Viterbi offers a huge variety of career resources and opportunities for students – this is actually one of my very favorite things about being an engineer at USC. In honor of the engineering career fair next Wednesday, I thought I’d use this week’s blog to talk about some …


My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re all settling in for another great year. My semester has been busy, but wonderful so far. Today I’m going to blog about one of my favorite Viterbi student organizations – Freshman Academy! I love being a Freshman Academy Coach. Freshman Academy is a class designed to help freshman learn about the importance of engineering, the …


Senior Year Preview: My Fall Semester

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Hey everyone – welcome back! I’m so excited to be back at USC after a wonderful summer interning in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read about my summer experiences here. This blog is going to be a preview of this semester. I have a lot to look forward to: I’m starting my senior year, and I definitely want …


Bridges, BART, and the Bay Area: My Summer in San Francisco

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having wonderful summers! Mine has been fantastic – easily one of my favorite summers to date. This blog is meant to be a mid-summer update: I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to so far this summer, and then what’s coming up the rest of the summer. I started my summer by volunteering at …

Stamps Scholar National Convention

My Weekend at the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC15)

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Hey guys, I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a great one! This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the third biennial Stamps Scholars National Convention (#SSNC15), an opportunity for Stamps Scholars across the nation to come together, and, among other goals, foster connection, community, and collaboration toward overcoming the great challenges of today and tomorrow. We …


Travel Tips for Out-of-State Students

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Hey everyone, Happy Spring Break! This week I’m traveling home to Portland, Oregon in order to have my wisdom teeth removed. Instead of giving you the gory details on my oral surgery I decided instead to share some travel tips for out of state students! I’ve always loved traveling, but I hadn’t done a lot of traveling on my own …


My Professional Fraternity: Delta Omicron Zeta

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Hey guys! I hope you’re all doing well. So this week I want to talk about one of my favorite organizations on campus – DOZ! Delta Omicron Zeta (DOZ) is USC’s premiere professional leadership fraternity. Basically, being a professional fraternity means that we can have both girls and guys (unlike traditional Panhellenic sororities and IFC fraternities), and that we’re part …

My first trip to Six Flags

My First Trip to Six Flags!

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a great one because I got to Six Flags for the first time ever! Southern California is packed with different types of theme parks and amusement parks. Ever since I arrived on campus, visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain has been at the top of my college bucket list. …


My Junior Housing: Pacific Apartments

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Hey everyone! I hope things are going well. With spring rapidly approaching we always get lots of questions about housing. Since I’ve already blogged about my freshman housing in Birnkrant (read here) and my sophomore housing in Troy East (read here), this time I’m blogging about my junior year housing in Pacific Apartments! Pacific, located just north of campus, is …