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Women In Engineering At USC

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Hey ladies! If you are interested in engineering then you know that the industry is, historically, predominately male . However that is changing and the Viterbi School of Engineering is a great example of a progressive program that both welcomes and encourages women in engineering.

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Why I Chose USC

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Great engineering school, school spirit, beautiful weather, interesting city life and diverse student population were just some of the reasons I chose USC. Deciding which college to attend was one of the hardest, and most important decisions I have had to make in my life. That being said, I could not be happier with my choice to join the Trojan …

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Next Stop: London!

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Hey guys! I have exactly one midterm and one week standing in between me and my spring break. This year, I am going with my two best friends to London! We have a few friends studying abroad this semester in the UK so we figured, “what the heck, let’s just go visit them for break!” Having never been to London …

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Freshman Year Housing: Flour Tower

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Hey there! I recently signed my lease for housing for next year – my last year living at USC! Ever since freshman year, I have lived off campus in different houses both on Menlo Avenue and 29th Street. Although I was off campus, it was only about a 10 minute bike ride to and from campus. My freshman year I …

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Get up, go outside and play!

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Hey there! I can’t believe we are so far into the semester – I have already taken my first midterm! With classes picking up and midterms starting, I have been looking for ways to get out of the library and get some exercise. And so I went to the tennis courts at USC to play a few games this past …

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Engineers: Creating, Solving & Inspiring

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Every CE 451 Water Resources Engineering class, my professor, J.J. Lee, asks, “What is the main job of an engineer?” and the class’s response is always “Solve problems.” Engineers create solutions to the world’s problems. This is why I love engineering. Not only is there opportunity for innovation but also opportunity to create solutions.

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ASC National Competition

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Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed …

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My Major: Civil Engineering

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When I tell people that I am studying civil engineering the typical response I get is “Oh so you want to build bridges and buildings?” I usually smile and nod in confirmation. However there is so much more that civil engineers do. Before coming to USC I really had no idea about all of the different tracks just within civil …

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Helpful Solutions to New Years Resolutions: USC Edition

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Although not the most original, my new years resolutions were to get more active, save money and eat healthier this semester. As a full time student with a job, it is hard to make time and effort for these changes. But I have a plan! Here are two of the ways that I am changing around my semester.

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Winter Break + Spring Semester Update!

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Hey guys! Not only has winter break already ended but also the first week of school is over! 2013 was a great year but I am thinking that 2014 is going to be even better – it’s off to a great start so far!

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Volunteering at Westside German Shepherd Rescue

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Hey guys!  Thanksgiving break is getting closer and closer but that also means that it’s time for the final round of midterms and project deadlines. In order to relieve some stress and also give back to the community, Society of Women Engineers held a community event last weekend at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue. It was definitely one of my …

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The Best of LA: Pie Hole

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On weekends or even weekdays after a long day, I like to escape campus (if only for a little bit) and treat myself to some of LA’s finest foods, coffee joints, bakeries etc. Found in a sort of a small, artisan community of restaurants downtown, my favorite place in Los Angeles that I’ve recently discovered is Pie Hole.

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Surviving College Without A Car

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A lot of people have asked me “How do you get around LA without a car?” I considered bringing my car to school for both my sophomore and junior years. But when I added up the costs of parking, gas, and maintenance, it just didn’t seem worth it. So, what happens when I want to drive into downtown for a …

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My Favorite Study Spots

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Since my roommates can be a bit loud or distracting at times as I try to finish all my assignments for the week, I usually grab my bag, make a quick stop at Starbucks and head to one of my favorite study spots on campus. While each place has its pros and cons, they can all provide you with a …

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The Best Pizza Places Around Campus

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So you’ve had a long week, packed with midterms, projects and student org events, and now all you want to do is chill out and watch a movie while you stuff your face with pizza. Well, you are in luck, here is my compiled list of the best places to get pizza around campus. Pizza is, after all, a staple …

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Favorite Student Involvement: Society of Women Engineers

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I first joined Society of Women Engineers during the fall semester of my sophomore year. I had no idea what to expect because it was my first college student organization. At the beginning, I just thought it would be a resume boost, possibly a good networking system. But SWE means so much more to me today – only a year …

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This Week’s Agenda: VINE, Viterbi Career Expo, SWE FEWI, Game Day & Music Festival!

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Midterm season is in full swing. Starbucks is packed, every outlet in the library is taken, and my backpack is getting heavier. After surviving my three midterms last week in design of steel structures, theory of structures, and fluid mechanics, there is a lot that I am looking forward to this coming week, and not a single midterm in sight!  …

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CE 334L, Mechanical Behavior of Materials: My Favorite CE Class This Semester at USC

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Every Thursday afternoon, I make the trek over to Kaprielian Hall – home to the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – and head down to the basement classroom to take a seat in my favorite class of the semester: Mechanical Behavior of Materials, CE 334L lab. The lecture itself is earlier on in the week with Professor Masri, …

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