USC Bucketlist – The Best Events and Traditions at USC

Jordan-2016 Jordan, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hi guys,   This week I wanted to lay out a couple of things at USC that I think are truly special; while this list isn’t all inclusive, there’s a bunch of great starting points for you to see what events and traditions around USC are awesome! USC Gamedays Whether or not you are an avid football fan like myself, …


10/10 Would Recommend Classes at USC!

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey guys! So I’m really enjoying my semester so far, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite classes! I’ve discovered that my most interesting classes usually tend to be my engineering courses, and this is 100% true for my EE courses! My favorite part about my EE courses is that the theoretical and practical parts of engineering are …


When you like your class, you get As and sometimes vice-versa

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Once you begin to start your engineering career, you will start to realize that engineers get to do and study a lot of cool things. You will be able to work with dangerous liquids, thousand dollar machines and teachers that might be world renowned for their research. On top of working with people,  you will get to learn things like …

USC Sailing Class

USC Bucket List Class: Sailing

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Being a second semester senior means getting first choice of what classes I’m getting to take.  And this semester I’ve chosen to take Nautical Science 101, more commonly known as Sailing! It’s a great addition to my engineering schedule which includes Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollutants, and Wastewater Treatment Design. During this course, we have lectures on safety, terminology, and how to sail …


Keepin’ it Classy

Alex Aerospace and Mechanical, Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey y’all, it’s week 6 of Spring semester and things are starting to speed up in pace, especially class. While taking 16 units of hard science and engineering seemed super intimidating at the beginning of the semester, so far I am really enjoying my work load and I am learning some very applicable skills! Out of the 5 classes I …


Environmental Engineering + Nonprofits = Life

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

When thinking about my favorite classes, I have two in mind that I love: PPD 402 and CE 210L. I took CE 210L (aka Introduction to Environmental Engineering Microbiology) last semester and it was such a cool experience. In class we learned about sulfur bacteria and their role in odor control and crown corrosion in sewer pipes, and the same …

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Space Mission Design: To Infinity and Beyond!

Alex-2016 Alex, Astronautical, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

This semester, I am taking my final undergraduate class: ASTE 421, Space Mission Design. So far, ASTE 421 has been an amazing experience and a fitting end to four years at USC. Space Mission Design is the capstone senior design course for the Astronautical Engineering degree. On day one, I was handed a Request for Proposal (RFP) and told to …

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Favorite Classes: Outside of Engineering!

Hannah Hannah 0 Comments

Some of my most memorable classes were from outside Viterbi and in topics I never thought I’d be learning about. Checkout the highlights below: Intro to Advertising: interested in advertising from both the creative process and business perspective, I recommend taking this class that provides a general overview with both in both a theoretical and hands-on approach.  I got to …

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Kelly’s Class Guide

Kelly Athletics, Beach, Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

With school work starting to pick up, it is always nice to have a three-day weekend. However from Wednesday to Saturday, I was actually up in Reno, Nevada for the ASC Student Competition which is a construction management competition that members of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) attend. There are a number of different divisions within the overall competition like …


Looking Ahead to Senior Spring Semester

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly 0 Comments

I don’t know how this happened, but it’s my last semester here at USC! After a wonderfully relaxing (and warm) winter break at home in Florida, I’m back on the (still nice and warm) West Coast. I spent a lot of time with family, and studying for my Engineer in Training (EIT) exam which I took at the beginning of …

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Springing into Spring Semester

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Free Time, Students, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I hope everybody had an awesome break and are excited to start a new year. This winter break I went back to my hometown Fresno (Fresyes), CA. Over break I had a few movie nights with friends, went to the beach, and hung out with my best friend Jasper Jarvis (my pug). Overall, my break was super relaxing …

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Welcome to 2016!

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter break.  I did a lot of relaxing this break.  My family and I went to Kona, Hawaii (on the Big Island).  We visited the Place of Refuge, which is where warring tribes or individuals who committed crimes could escape to safety.  We also went to the beach, played some golf, and …


The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …