Bid Day with the Seniors!

Can’t Believe it’s Senior Year!

Lauren Lauren H., Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I can’t believe I just started my senior year at SC! It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when I moved into Birnkrant. The end of summer went by really fast. I wrapped up my internship with PwC and then headed to Disneyworld with the rest of the interns to celebrate our offers. I’m happy to …


My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

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 …


From Summer to Fall: Transitioning into a New Semester!

Michelle Engineering, Michelle, The Best of LA, USC Housing, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This summer has positively sped by, and already I’m seeing myself back at USC in the middle of another exciting semester. Though this summer has been one of the most eventful summers I’ve had in a long time, I am thrilled to be back at USC! Distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder! As some of you may …


My Summer Only Got BETTER

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hello Beautiful people Last time we talked was when I was telling you about my adventures in Texas with Schlumberger and exploration of the great city of LA. I felt as though I had a pretty ideal beginning of the summer, but would you believe me if I said that it (my summer) only got…….BETTER. How could it be better …

Beat the Red Wolves!

My Last (and Best) Fall Semester

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

We’re only two weeks into my senior year at USC and I feel like I’ve already made so many new memories: I drove down to school from San Francisco, moved into my first apartment, made 60 wonderful new friends as a Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor, and just had an amazing labor day/gameday weekend. I can’t even begin to imagine how the …

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Back At It: Start of Sophomore Year

Sophie Sophie, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Although summer was absolutely amazing, I’m super excited to get back into the swing of things for school. When I last posted, I was just ending my internship at Aera Energy and about to drive back to my hometown in Denver for a couple weeks. Unfortunately my trusty ‘99 Jeep Grand Cherokee had some mechanical issues and I got stuck …

the Colorado Buffaloes the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Back to School! – Fall Preview

Ellen Computer Science, Ellen, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hi everybody! I hope you all enjoyed (or are still enjoying) the last of your summer vacations.  After wrapping up summer school, I spent some time at home and went to Seattle to visit family.  We went to see a really cool glass exhibit – the colors and sheer number of pieces were amazing! I’ve just wrapped up week 1 …


Senior Year Preview: My Fall Semester

Juliana Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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 …

Sorority Bid Day with my new sisters!

From NoHo to SC, I’m Ready for Fall 15!

Bria Bria, Engineering, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi guys! I hope you ended the summer on a positive note. I ended the summer taking some trips to Malibu and Santa Barbara and catching some awesome concerts. I also finished out my internship in North Hollywood and moved into my LA apartment less than a week later to prep for classes. (To be honest, I was secretly thrilled …

Coaches and VSAs at the Viterbi Luau

Fall 2015

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Fall 2016 is starting already! I can’t believe the summer’s over but the fun continues.  Having interned at Chevron this past summer, I’m even more interested in the petroleum class I’m taking now: drilling technologies.  The class has been a great way to connect theory to the hands on applications I experienced in the field in Bakersfield.  The labs for …

Almost home on the roadtrip from Seattle to Colorado. I was pretty stoked to be back.

Back in Step (and in the air)

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Engineering, Major, Naish, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Welcome back Trojans! And welcome to all new Trojans as well! The beginning of the year is always rich with excitement and reconnecting with friends. The first few weeks of school have seen some of my best experiences thus far at USC, and will always get me excited to return from whatever I’ve been doing the past summer (although the …


The Start of Senior Year!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

With the second week of school just beginning, it is crazy to think that I’m actually a senior now! It is weird to think just how fast college has gone, it feels like yesterday I was moving into Pardee Tower as a freshmen. As I mentioned, this summer I interned with Turner in the estimating department. I talked about my experiences …

Celebrating Independence on our Stonehenge Day Trip

Where in the World is Alex Budde?

Alex Alex B., Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Coming to SC as an engineering student, I never thought I would have the opportunity to study abroad with a heavy engineering course load and the pressure of not wanting to miss out on an amazing semester on campus. However, after living in London for the past 7 weeks taking engineering courses and exploring Europe, I realized that the Viterbi …


Shoot for the Stars-Or The Clouds

Naish Naish 3 Comments

Landing your first internship may seem baffling, but a little confidence and self-promotion go a long way. Even during your first semester at USC, you will have access to opportunities like the general career fair and the Viterbi School of Engineering Career Fair (During the Engineering Career Week) both in the Fall. These two events are fantastic methods for networking …


Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Naish Naish 1 Comment

When I first arrived at USC, every moment of my days were a whirlwind of activity for almost a week. Then classes started! USC stood out to me early on because I was learning real-world applicable knowledge from day one. My first engineering class, AME-150L, was taught by the department head of Aerospace Engineering, Prof. (and I would like to …


Staying Centered in College

Naish Naish Leave a Comment

The entire concept of “staying centered” is somewhat cliché, but for good reason. Although the connotation of such a principle may be negative or lend itself towards trendiness, balance is key in every aspect of any college student’s life. Between academics, clubs, sports, social life, and everything in between, maintaining a healthy balance of all these facets of daily life …


Why I Chose Environmental Engineering

Daisy Daisy 1 Comment

Some people grow up knowing exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives since the moment they can talk. Unfortunately, that person was not me. I was always a curious student; I gravitated to anything that made me ask “why?”  Soon after attending a summer camp focused on Women in STEM in middle school, I decided …


But actually, how hard is Engineering?

Maria Maria Leave a Comment

Sit down folks, I’m about to break down one of the most frequently asked questions about engineering: just how hard is it? If you’re like me, you’ve looked this up on several, several forums and found less than ideal answers. With that in mind, I’m going to give you the honest answer about what my freshman year of engineering has …