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USC iPodia Program

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 is Principles and Practices of Global Innovation.

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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

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 into weeks and weeks blurred into ¼ of my college career completed. Over these past two years, I’ve learned a lot about myself, mostly through the things I got involved with freshman year.

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

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 I would share some of those with you! Continue reading

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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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

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 you step foot on SC’s campus. However, going to college is a big transition, bound to be fraught with a few bumps in the road. To avoid the bumps and the potholes, and to become the best SC student you can be, here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

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

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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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

So, today, I just received the last of my graduate school admission decisions. Now, I have the tough job of making a decision of where to begin the next chapter of my life. I am interested in continuing my education by pursuing a graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering. Some universities accepted me as a masters student, while others accepted me as a PhD student. Finding the best school is going to be a challenge.

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My ISE 576 Project: Life Cycle Assessment of a Desalination Plant

Hi everyone! In the next four weeks I have three major projects due, one of which is for my grad class, ISE 576 Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction. The purpose of the project is to apply the industrial ecology tools to an actual technology system and analyze it on a life-cycle basis. For our project my team is focusing on water desalination.

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