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Don’t Get Discouraged

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

When you get into USC, especially as an engineer, you are a pretty unique student that tends to be at the top of their class. When you get here, you are surrounded by top tier students that were the top of their class and could have gone to wide range of top rated schools. The competition is at a higher …

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The Dream Team

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Hellen Keller was talking about study groups when she said that. In fact, many historical and prominent figures have recognized the importance of study groups. See for yourself: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a [study group] work.” – …

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A Guide to the Best Study Spots

Jordan Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Some people are a fan of Leavey Library, some people like their own desks, some people like McCarthy quad. Because I couldn’t choose just one, my favorite study spots on campus are definitely the Von Kleinsmid Center Library and the Philosophy Library in Seeley G Mudd hall. They are a little less well known, but that’s actually what makes them …

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Study with a Boost

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Sometimes the nerves before a test just aren’t enough to keep me going so it’s nice to have a cup of coffee within an arm’s reach– and I don’t have to go far!  Some of the my favorite coffee spots to study are: 1. Starbucks: 3584 S. Figueroa St. Just outside of campus, Starbucks is the go to place for …

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The Center for Engineering Diversity

Josue Josue Leave a Comment

Although many like to study at the various nooks and crannies of campus those are not the places for me. My favorite place to study is the CED short for the Center for Engineering Diversity. It is my favorite place on campus because of all the all the amenities offered to its members. The CED is located on the second …

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My Favorite Study Spot: RTH Cafe

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! It’s midterm season, and that means that everyone is buckling down and studying a  lot to ensure we do well on ours tests! Over the past two years, I’ve tried out studying at a lot of different places, constantly searching for that one perfect study spot for me. I’ve gone to the library, my sorority house, my bedroom …

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Study Havens Around Campus

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Although I live off campus, I spend most (if not all) of my waking hours of the day on campus, so I’ve had to figure out ways to get things done in between classes and meetings. Since my study habits are too sporadic, I can’t rely on making a reservation for a study room in Leavey or hoping that I’ll find …

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My Favorite Study Break: Sprinkles!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This week as most of us are being swamped with midterms and projects, I thought I’d share my favorite break from studying- a trip to Sprinkles in Beverly Hills.  While this isn’t the closest Sprinkles to campus, it’s by far my favorite for a few reasons: there is also a Sprinkles Ice Cream here and a Sprinkles ATM. …

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Tip 1: Study Groups

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

With midterm season in the air, I’m going to share one of the best tips I’ve received since freshman year: form a study group!  Whether it’s math, science, chemical/biomedical/electrical/civil/mechanical/industrial systems etc. –really any class for any engineering, I’d say wading through homework and projects is much better with a few friends by your side.  After all the saying goes “two heads …

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Midterm Survival Guide

Emily Emily, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Midterm season has descended upon USC. Depending on your schedule, your midterms can be spread out over the course of three weeks or, as in my case this semester, one. Three midterms in one week seems like lot. And, okay, maybe it is (especially since Netflix added Gilmore Girls to the list of the TV shows they steam). But when you think …

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My view studying outside of Doheny Library

Conquering Midterm Season

Molly Molly, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Starting October means welcoming fall, the start of cooler nights, pumpkin carving… and midterms.  Midterms, as a junior, are simply another part of my classes, something that I pencil into my schedule like anything else.  Doing well on a midterm can secure your grade for the rest of the semester, which is why I now look forward to them and …

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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.

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

A Crazy Week of School Before USC Spring Break!

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized 1 Comment

This week was crazy both inside and outside of class! It was a hectic week of midterms and projects, and I was also trying to plan for a smooth transition into spring break! On top of that, there was another animal study in my research lab on Tuesday – more on that later in the blog!

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President's Distinguished Lecture with George W. Bush

My Week in Review: The President’s Distinguished Lecture, a Thermodynamics Midterm, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Midnight Premier

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

You’d think that as the semester begins to wind down, life would become a little less hectic. For me, however, that hasn’t been the case lately. This past week was a whirlwind of events, homework, and midterms leading up to Thanksgiving break next week.

SarahMy Week in Review: The President’s Distinguished Lecture, a Thermodynamics Midterm, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Midnight Premier
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Favorite Study Spot: King Hall (KOH)

Hannah Hannah, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Most Tuesday and Wednesday nights you’ll find me at King Hall (KOH), located just across from the residential dorm Webb Tower and above the dining hall Cafe 84.  So whether after dinner or looking for a place to study away from the distractions in my apartment, I’d say KOH is my favorite study spot on campus.

HannahFavorite Study Spot: King Hall (KOH)
Finishing up some physics homework in the E Quad!

My Favorite Study Spots: My Sorority House and the Engineering Quad

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! With midterm season finally coming to an end, I figured I ought to tell y’all what some of my favorite places to study around campus are! I spend most of my time studying in my apartment. I like how quite it is and how I have everything I need only a few feet away, but when I’m not …

SarahMy Favorite Study Spots: My Sorority House and the Engineering Quad
Studying for my ISE 220 midterm!

My Favorite Study Spots: CBTL and Cups on Figueroa

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s probably pretty safe to say that about 80 percent of the time I study in my apartment. This is partly because I do a majority of my studying in the evenings and I like to be able to lounge around in comfy clothes and have constant access to snack food. I also like to wear my noise-canceling headphones and …

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Ian and I studying differential equations on McCarthy Quad

McCarthy Quad: My Favorite Study Spot

Alex Alex, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

At USC, there are a variety of study spots. For the all-night studiers, there is Leavey Library. For the hungry studiers, there are the tables at the Tutor Campus Center. For the traditional-library studiers, there is Doheny Library. And for the engineering studiers, there is Salvatori Computing Lab. But for those studiers who also want to get a tan while …

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A Week in the Life of a Chemical Engineer

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! We’re about halfway through the semester now and classes are in full swing. I figured I’d do a quick recap of my week to give you all an idea of what a week in the life of a chemical engineer is like starting last Friday!

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I love spending the afternoon at Santa Monica Beach

My Top 10 Study Breaks

Sarah Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Brace yourself…midterms are coming. I still find it hard to believe that midterm season is already upon us. It seems like the first week of school was maybe two weeks ago at most, and I was shocked to hear my analytical chemistry professor announce that our first midterm was going to be this Friday. Time to break out those old …

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