To all the incoming USC freshmen this guide may concern:
Welcome to the Trojan Family! You all have rightfully earned your spot here at USC and in one of the nation’s top engineering schools, the Viterbi School of Engineering. In high school, you all probably were great students and involved in extracurricular activities. I expect the same (and more) once you step foot on SC’s campus. However, going to college is a big transition, bound to be fraught with a few bumps in the road. To avoid the bumps and the potholes, and to become the best SC student you can be, here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading
So this Spring break was pretty busy and hectic!!! Instead of sitting on my couch and being lazy like I did last year (I wanted to go home SO badly), I stayed in LA, went to Mexico with some friends, and spent time with my mom who came to visit me! Continue reading
Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, and I had a great time. I thought I would tell you a little more about why Springfest is so great.
At colleges across the nation, April marks the beginning of spring. Even as far north as Boston, students pull out the beach towels and Frisbees and hit the quad to soak up some sun as the temperature rises. At USC, the same phenomenon occurs. The thermostat begins to regularly peak past 75 degrees (remember, the 55 degree winters here in southern California are freezing), and productivity slowly declines as beach trips are planned. But everyone knows about the beaches in southern California. What makes the month of April truly special at the University of Southern California? Continue reading
I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following:
No, what are you really studying?
What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males?
But you’re in a sorority?
And frankly I don’t get it. Why is it so hard for people to wrap their heads around the fact that not all engineers are males? Why is it so difficult for people to grasp the fact that I am in a sorority and in Viterbi. For some reason, the two aren’t supposed to go hand in hand. But they do. So I’m here to address those frequently asked questions.
Welcome back to my five part blog series Food in Los Angeles! Last time, in Part 1, I detailed my parents’ weekend dinner with my mother, when we ventured into Los Angeles’ Arts District to try Wurstkuche (a German sausage restaurant) and the Pie Hole (a dessert place). If you are interested in those restaurants, check out my previous blog, appropriately named Food in Los Angeles: A USC Student’s Guide to Off-Campus Eateries (Part 1). In Part 2 of Food in Los Angeles, we will be tasting the delicious Italian cuisine of Maccheroni Republic! Continue reading
I can’t believe I’m already heading into the end of the spring semester of my second year here at USC. It’s hard to think that just two years ago around this time I was committing to USC–and looking back, I’ll say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made!
It’s so hard to believe that I am already almost halfway done with my time at USC as an undergraduate student. The time really does seem to fly by. Looking back over my past two years at this wonderful university, I realized I honestly could not imagine myself anywhere else.
Unlike some people at USC, I was not born and raised a Trojan. Both of my parents went to small schools in the Dallas, Texas area, and the idea of going out to college in California seemed quite daunting. When April rolled around, and it was time to make my decision on where I was to spend the next four years! I was debating between USC, Vanderbilt, University of Texas at Austin, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Hey everyone! I hope you have had enjoyable weeks. I took a week off from blogging to take a trip to Mexico for spring break and had a great time! Now that I’m back in the groove of things, I cannot believe this school year is already coming to an end, and I will be a junior before I know it. It feels like not too long ago that I was choosing which college to go to. Since many of you will be making your college decisions in the next month or so, I thought I would tell you a little bit about why I chose to come to USC.