My Summer, an LA Story

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Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …

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Highlights of my Junior Year at USC

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This semester has absolutely flown by, and I cannot believe that I am almost a senior!! It has been a crazy busy semester, but I feel like I have learned more in this year than in any other of my life. I could go on and on about every big thing that has happened, but I’ll limit this blog to …

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My Semester at a Glance

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Hi everyone! I cannot believe that the last week of classes for this semester are over. Final exams are all that stand between the summer and me. I cannot wait to spend some time with my family and finalize my summer internship plans in the next couple of weeks. I’ll tell you about some of my favorite memories from this …

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Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

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Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

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What I am looking forward to this summer!

Oh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

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Today marks the start of the last week of classes. At the end of this week, I will be half way done with college, having completed two full years here at the University of Southern California. Looking back on these last two years, I am a little nostalgic and somewhat melancholy that I only have two more years to spend …

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My Last Blog: Graduating from USC and Looking Forward

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Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe my time as an undergrad at USC is coming to an end as I’m graduating in 19 days. I am so thankful for USC for giving me so many opportunities over the years and making my college experience truly something I could’ve only found at USC. So here goes, my final blog after three …

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The Viterbi Awards

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This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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Philanthropy Phriday

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Hey everyone! Looking back on my semester, one of my favorite parts was my participation in philanthropies on Fridays. I played beach volleyball, was pied with whip cream, and even distributed books to children. These all supported great causes and were lots of fun! I wanted to share some of those experiences with you.

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USC iPodia Program

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Hi all! As the semester is coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of the courses I have taken.  This semester I am enrolled in the USC iPodia Program (ENGR 345).  This is a unique program that allows students from around the world to come together in a single course and collaborate.   The official course name …

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Passover in College

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Today marks the seventh day of Passover. Today also marks the seventh day of avoiding bread and wheat-products like the plague. As a high school senior, I often wondered how I would continue observing Jewish holidays while at USC, and the holiday of Passover presents the perfect challenge. Would the dining halls have matzah? Would I go hungry for a …

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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

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Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

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Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought …

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

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Freshman Year Survival Guide

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To all the incoming USC freshmen this guide may concern: Welcome to the Trojan Family! You all have rightfully earned your spot here at USC and in one of the nation’s top engineering schools, the Viterbi School of Engineering. In high school, you all probably were great students and involved in extracurricular activities. I expect the same (and more) once …

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We had so much fun at the Viterbi Awards!

My Best Advice to Freshmen- Don’t be Afraid to Ask For Help

Sarah Lyssa, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I’m going to start by saying that everyone at USC is really smart- everyone I’ve met including myself was a top student in high school who got good grades and did well.  In general a lot of people were the ones that got asked to help but never had to ask for help.  Engineering school is different.

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USC Springfest 2014

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Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, …

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Heatbleed Bug

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Hey all! As sort of a Public Service Announcement (PSA), I have recently become aware of a serious security flaw in many of the websites, and internet servers currently used by majority of the world.  This flaw has become known as the Heartbleed bug and can allow for the attacker to access usernames, passwords, credentials, emails, messages, bank accounts, Social …

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