The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

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Looking Forward: Spring 2015

Emily Emily, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Weirdest thought ever: once this semester is done, I’ll be halfway done with college. Some (read: most) days I feel like I just got here and that it (college, life) can’t be moving this quickly. I’m really excited for everything in store for me this next semester and definitely this summer! Over break I took a quick detour to Disneyland with …

EmilyLooking Forward: Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

We’re back for the spring 2015 semester and there’s a whole lot in store!  This semester I’m taking some of the most relevant chemical engineering classes including CHE 444a, MASC 350 and CHEM453. 444a is a lab based class consisting of 9 different hands on lab reports that are applicable to the real world.  I’ll not only learn how to …

HannahSpring 2015

My Last Semester as a Junior!

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your breaks as much as I did. I spent a lot of quality time with my family and even got to hit the slopes for some skiing. I also was lucky enough to watch the Trojans beat Nebraska at the Holiday Bowl! Now I’m back in the groove of things at USC and …

JacquieMy Last Semester as a Junior!
AIChE finished off the fall semester strong with our annual holiday networking night

My Spring Semester at a Glance

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of spring semester. This semester is going to be incredibly busy, but a lot of fun at the same time. Here’s a brief preview of what I’m going to be doing this semester! Classes: This semester, I’m taking Viscous Flow, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Nanostructured Materials, and Chemical Engineering …

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Looking Forward to Spring 2015

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

MollyLooking Forward to Spring 2015
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Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

LyssaSpring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!
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The Dream Team

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Hellen Keller was talking about study groups when she said that. In fact, many historical and prominent figures have recognized the importance of study groups. See for yourself: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a [study group] work.” – …

PabloThe Dream Team
All the coaches!

My Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hello everyone!  This week we are all blogging about our favorite involvement and I’m going to share my absolute favorite- Freshman Academy Coaching! Freshman Academy is a class all incoming freshman engineers take, and it is basically a class that explains on a very broad scale what engineers do and what kinds of problems they solve.  There are students from …

LyssaMy Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

A glimpse of Freshman Academy

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

One of my favorite activities/classes is Freshman Academy.  An awesome class freshman take their first semester at USC, the class provides great insight into the diverse and numerous paths engineers can take during and after university. Working with Professor Greenfield as a coach this semester, I am just as excited as the students to see what he has planned for …

HannahA glimpse of Freshman Academy

The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

MarkusThe Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!
Study Spot

I Don’t go Far to Study!

Betty Betty, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

While I look over everyone’s favorite study spot this week, I realized, I don’t like to go far to study. As Rory Gilmore said in a Gilmore Girls, “Libraries are too quiet and drafty,” so I avoid libraries and just stick to the comfort of my bed room. Occasionally, I will change up the scenery and will go to the …

BettyI Don’t go Far to Study!
RTH Cafe

My Favorite Study Spot: RTH Cafe

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! It’s midterm season, and that means that everyone is buckling down and studying a  lot to ensure we do well on ours tests! Over the past two years, I’ve tried out studying at a lot of different places, constantly searching for that one perfect study spot for me. I’ve gone to the library, my sorority house, my bedroom …

SarahMy Favorite Study Spot: RTH Cafe
Ronald Tutor Campus Center

My Favorite Study Spot: Campus Center

Molly Molly, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week I thought I’d share my favorite study spot with you: the Campus Center. The Campus Center, or CC,  is exactly what it sounds like, a courtyard in the middle of campus with buildings surrounding it. The buildings that make up the CC house things including the admissions center, the USC pharmacy, a food court, art exhibits, …

MollyMy Favorite Study Spot: Campus Center

Study Havens Around Campus

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Although I live off campus, I spend most (if not all) of my waking hours of the day on campus, so I’ve had to figure out ways to get things done in between classes and meetings. Since my study habits are too sporadic, I can’t rely on making a reservation for a study room in Leavey or hoping that I’ll find …

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My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! …

LyssaMy Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

First Meet USC

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Engineering Leave a Comment

Last week on Friday I had my first meeting with potential students. It was already a pretty hectic day since I had three midterms this week and a physics homework due in a couple hours. To make matters worse, I ended up doing the wrong HW set, but luckily my professor was nice enough to give me another chance. Side …

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My Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This week as most of us are being swamped with midterms and projects, I thought I’d share my favorite break from studying- a trip to Sprinkles in Beverly Hills.  While this isn’t the closest Sprinkles to campus, it’s by far my favorite for a few reasons: there is also a Sprinkles Ice Cream here and a Sprinkles ATM. …

LyssaMy Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!
Studying for midterms


Josue Josue, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Since it is that time of year again, I was looking to give fellow and future Trojans alike, some tips on how to dominate their midterms and start  the year strong. 1.  Stay healthy and eat right Even though you want to get good grades of you exams that douesnt mean you have to sacrifice your health. Be sure to …