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My Last Goodbye.

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

Why USC? That is a question I have been asked countless times for the last four years. From Viterbi Live Chats to Explore USCs for admitted students, my college decision making process has been questioned over thousand times, in over a thousand different ways. Why did I choose USC? Why did I turn down a full academic scholarship at Georgia …

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Here’s to Birnkrant, Sixth Floor

Alex-2016 Alex, Dorm 0 Comments

My final night in room 624 of Birnkrant was a somber one. As this was the evening following the final day of exams, my roommate, Ravi Bhatt, had already moved out, beating the I-5 traffic on his drive back to Irvine. My mother had flown to Los Angeles to help me pack up my things and place them in storage. …

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Trojan Territory

Maria Maria, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

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 …

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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 …

Our entire Birthright group at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem.

Reflecting on my Jewish Past: A Prelude to the Final (Undergraduate) Semester

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During winter break, I had the pleasure of travelling with USC Hillel to Ertz Israel (Hebrew for “the land of Israel”) via Birthright. A ten-day adventure through Israel, Birthright took me all throughout the country – through the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, the wooded hills of Safed, the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and the religious halls of …

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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 …

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Weekends at SC

Maria Best of LA, Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hey everyone! This week I want to give a shout out to weekends, a time of endless (two days) opportunity. Some other students have formed a picture of day-to-day life in Viterbi, but what about when school’s off? What do weekends for engineer look like? Honestly, they can look like anything, especially if you’re willing to try new things. Some of …

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My Favorite ViterbiOrg: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Frankie Frankie, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

NSBE is a national organization and one of the largest engineering organizations in the country.FYI, you do not need to be a minority student to join NSBE, you don’t even have to be African American.  The purpose of the club is to facilitate members at their individual schools and then help them professionally on a national level. Every year NSBE …

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Senior Year Preview: My Fall Semester

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

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 …

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Fall 2015

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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 …

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End of Spring Semester and onto the Future

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Spring Semester was a great semester not only college wise, but also a period of personal growth. Like I have mentioned before, I have struggled with time management and ultimately balancing my time throughout all my activities and academics. I developed my time management skills a little more and was able to finish out this semester strong while also planning …