The Environmental Core: USC’s student activism group

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Hikes, Social & Diversity Leave a Comment

Hello all! First off, here’s my song recommendation for this bi-weekly blog: Worthy by Jacob Banks My main involvement on campus is with the Environmental Core. This club, endearingly called “ecore”, is a student-run environmental activism group on campus. We try to make sustainable and impactful change on campus, be that through installing drought resistant plants, or working with USC’s …

Hidden Figures

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Campus Events, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …

LavaLab – USC’s Student Run Incubator

ally-2017 Ally, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Orgs 2 Comments

My favorite involvement at USC has by far been LavaLab. LavaLab is a entrepreneurial organization on campus that puts together teams made up of engineers, designers, and business students that create a product over the course of a semester. My first semester in LavaLab was Spring 2016, where I created a product called MentorMe, which was a way to link college students …

The Excitement of Getting Accepted: into the Organization of your Dreams

anya-2017 Anya, Involvement, Service, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Opening an email letting you know you’ve been accepted into the organization you’ve been waiting to hear from is one of the most exciting feelings. I experienced that excitement last Tuesday when I opened the email decisions for USC Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an incredible organization that works with local elementary schools and kids in the nearby communities. I …

Roadtrippin: SEA to LAX

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Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning into my blog today. I’m finally coming to you from USC to tell you about my summer after returning from studying abroad. When I landed back in Seattle I spent 2 weeks catching up with my family and friends, sharing stories, and planing a road trip from Seattle to USC. After some extensive research and …

It’s The End of College As We Know It…

Kelly Campus Events, Design Teams, Kelly, Life After Graduation, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

The time has finally come, it is only 8 more days until graduation! That is so scary to think about. Time really does fly when you are having fun, and the last 4 years here at USC have gone by so fast. It truly feels like I just started college yesterday. With graduation just around the corner, I can’t help but …

Makeathon: Creating a Medical Device in 36 Hours

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Design Teams, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! After finishing up Spring Break last week it’s time to get back into the swing of things. I spent a nice relaxing week in San Diego taking in the great weather and beaches, and I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the semester. Today I wanted to talk about one of the coolest experiences I’ve …

SCommunity Service

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Hey everyone! Thanksgiving is just around the long, midterm filled corner, and I wanted to take some time to talk about giving back to the local community. One thing that always stood out about USC for me when I was picking colleges was the relationship it fostered with the local community. Since coming here, I’ve gotten involved with several different …

Viterbi Plus: Tennis!

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All the wonderful academic clubs and organizations on campus are exciting ways to become more involved in any area of your interest. However, sometimes it’s nice to completely break out of whatever shell you’re normally constrained to, and participate in other organizations that are completely out of the norm for your everyday life. For me, this is the Club Tennis …

Why I love Blackstone LaunchPad– an On-Campus Headquarters for Entrepreneurs

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Jordan, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey guys, This week I wanted to talk about one of the places on campus that I spend the most time at… the Blackstone LaunchPad! Seriously though, people joke that it is my actual home. I love being in the space because it’s one of the most inviting places to get work done and work with a bunch of different …

STEM to STEAM: Corpus Callosum at USC!

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! So it is finally midterm season and everything is starting to fall into place for the semester here at SC. Most, if not all, organizations on campus are in full swing so I wanted to talk about my favorite organization within Viterbi. There are a ton of different organizations in Viterbi ranging from professional societies to different design …