Trojan Territory

Maria Maria, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all! This week I’m going to spotlight my campus hot-spots, which for the record is something I take VERY seriously. I absolutely love scouting new places on campus to study or hang out, so let it be known that these locations have been well tested by yours truly. It’s a short, but well curated list. Grace Ford Salvatori Hall …

Best of the USC Campus

ellen-2017 Ellen Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about my favorite places on campus.  I spend a lot of time on campus studying, eating, and hanging out with friends, so it helps that campus has something to offer everyone!  Here are some highlights: Studying When I’m not studying at home and I really need to buckle …

Campus & Chill

alexb-2017 Alex B., Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm! It’s unseasonably chilly here in LA, and with temps in the high 40’s and windy conditions, it’s safe to say that the Coldpocalypse is among us. Even with the weather this scary, campus is still a beautiful place to hangout/study/eat/procrastinate/you name it. If you’ve been on a campus tour you …

Favorite Place on Campus

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or an easy place to meet up with an old friend, I have the insider tip for you.  Over the years I’ve narrowed down my favorite places on campus to the following top 3: RTH cafe: it’s a popular spot for all engineers but what really draws me are the Bahn …

The Cool Things I do with my Free Time

frankie-2017 Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

The question I am always asked whenever I am interacting with potential students and their families is “Do you have free time on weekends?” My response for the last three years has been “Of Course!” Don’t let the stigma of being an engineer convince you that you will always be stuck in your room while others are having fun. As …

The Struggle of Transportation

Sophie Sophie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 1 Comment

When you walk around SC’s campus, you’ll notice three main modes of transportation for students: walking, biking, and longboarding. Each of them has their pros and cons, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks about each.   Walking is, obviously, the easiest, safest option. It’s easy to dodge rogue bikers and longboarders. You don’t have to lock up …

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

juliana-2016 Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …

Best Hidden Spots on Campus

Bethany Bethany Leave a Comment

USC has a big campus, so it is easy to overlook certain areas if you’re just walking to class or passing by. We all know that VKC is awesome looking, and that Doheny Library is basically Hogwarts, but some of my favorite areas on campus are not as obvious or noticeable. Here are my top three hidden spots on campus: …

Moving out: Resources

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

With the last week of classes just around the corner and the thought of finals looming ahead, stress levels are starting rise as students not only rush to study but figure out their plans to move out.  While it may seem like there’s a lot on our plate, each task is more than manageable–especially if we know of the right resources available. If …

First Year Advice

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Looking back it’s hard to imagine what it was like to come to a  new school full of new people, living arrangements and even food.  The transition was pretty smooth though especially when I kept the following quick tips in mind: 1. “Yes” even when in doubt: when it comes to attending school events from free concerts to speakers to …

How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …