The Nature of Competition

Markus Astronautical, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

Spring 2015

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

We’re back for the spring 2015 semester and there’s a whole lot in store!  This semester I’m taking some of the most relevant chemical engineering classes including CHE 444a, MASC 350 and CHEM453. 444a is a lab based class consisting of 9 different hands on lab reports that are applicable to the real world.  I’ll not only learn how to …

Spring 2015 Preview: ChemE, ISE, and Film classes!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Blogged while watching How I Met Your Mother- I’m obsessed! Hey everyone! Happy January! I’m very excited to be back for my last semester as an undergrad, and am also so grateful that I’m staying one extra semester for the progressive degree program.  I still have a packed semester but it will be awesome! I still have three chemical engineering …

Student Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional student organization for students interested in a field related to chemical engineering.  Interests in specific futures range from petroleum to consulting to consumer products such as food.  The org hosts a variety of activities that open doors to expanding your network and learning something new about what CHE has to offer. …

My Favorite Student Organization: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Sarah Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

My favorite student organization is the one that I’ve had the largest opportunity to grow in: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers! I joined the American Institute of Chemical Engineers when I was a freshmen as a way to get to know the chemical engineers at USC outside of the classroom. At the time, I didn’t realize that an added …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Service, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

My Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hello everyone!  This week we are all blogging about our favorite involvement and I’m going to share my absolute favorite- Freshman Academy Coaching! Freshman Academy is a class all incoming freshman engineers take, and it is basically a class that explains on a very broad scale what engineers do and what kinds of problems they solve.  There are students from …

A glimpse of Freshman Academy

Hannah Hannah 0 Comments

One of my favorite activities/classes is Freshman Academy.  An awesome class freshman take their first semester at USC, the class provides great insight into the diverse and numerous paths engineers can take during and after university. Working with Professor Greenfield as a coach this semester, I am just as excited as the students to see what he has planned for …

My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Research, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

The Night Before Career Fair: VINE

Hannah Hannah, Work 0 Comments

VINE for the Viterbi Industry Networking Event happens annually the night before the Fall Career Fair.  The dinner is an opportunity to in one word, which is extremely important these days: network. Networking is metting with people and discussing areas of interest to increase awareness of a field and potential career options.  Meeting and talking with someone first hand rather …