Back in Step (and in the air)

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Welcome back Trojans! And welcome to all new Trojans as well! The beginning of the year is always rich with excitement and reconnecting with friends. The first few weeks of school have seen some of my best experiences thus far at USC, and will always get me excited to return from whatever I’ve been doing the past summer (although the …

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Schlumberger, Summer and of Course Some Sun

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College summers are not like the classic summers you have after a year of high school. When it comes to high school summers, you simply take a break from a year of school work and enjoy a nice three month break. You simply wait for next year to start and enjoy the company of your friends and family, or at …

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Setting Sail with SHPE

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There are over 850 student organizations at USC, from SCOutfitters to Dux Ryu Ninjutsu to the USC Auto Club! But amongst all of these hundreds of amazing organizations I found SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. SHPE is a national organization whose mission is to “empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world …

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How I Stay Connected with High School Passions

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Making the transition from high school to college is no easy task.  While it is great to have the freedom to take a trip to Hollywood for a walk down Rodeo Drive or catch some sun on McCarthy quad, managing your time and your commitments can be pretty tough for some people.  Of course there will always be the workload …

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Five Most Important Tips for Your First Week

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Listen up! I’m about to educate you on how to be successful in college starting from week one. Here are tried and true methods to get your first year off to an amazing start! Disclaimer: They are a bit cheesy, but they worked for me. Say Hi to Everyone in the Elevator I’m serious, I know it sounds cheesy but …

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Giving Back in College

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Being in college is a completely new experience, and it’s easy to feel like you’re living in a bubble. You’re surrounded by your peers constantly, and you’re spending the majority of your time on campus. I knew that I wanted to be able to give back to the community, and the Society of Women Engineers is an excellent organization for …

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The Lucky Penny

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Before dropping me off for school every morning when I was in elementary school, my dad always used to say, “Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.” Though many years have passed since these carefree mornings skipping off to recess, my father’s advice has stayed with me through the years, and continues to challenge me as I face days …

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How Google Saved My Freshman Year: Words of Wisdom for Incoming Freshmen

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In my freshman-year fall semester, my Thursdays went like this. I would wake up at 7:30am in Birnkrant residence hall, rush to EVK dining hall to gobble down breakfast, and race to my 8:00am Calculus III discussion. At 9:00am, I would head to Waite Phillips Hall for my general education philosophy discussion. As the clock struck 10:00am, I would have …

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Sarah’s Freshmen Year Survival Guide

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Entering college, I was told time and time again that the years would fly by. I didn’t believe them. High school seemed to crawl along, and I didn’t think college would be any different. I was wrong. Having just registered for my last fall semester as an undergraduate, I’m facing the terrifying realization that I will soon be a senior. …

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Tips and Tricks to Freshmen Year

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Hello newbies and freshmeat. I am just messing around; you won’t get the same treatment as some of you did high school, but you will still be very noticeable on campus. You will be the kids looking lost on the first couple days of school and you might walk in the wrong classroom once or twice, but trust me in …

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My Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

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Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I had the most fun weekend! One of my best friends from high school, Jenna, came to visit me at USC! This was her first time visiting me here and we had a blast. While she was here, we went out downtown to celebrate my roommate’s birthday, we visited Santa Monica and …

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My Best Advice to Freshmen- Get to know EVERYONE!

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Blogged while getting ready for Explore USC! Hey everyone! This week we are sharing our best advice for freshmen, and as I look back over my four years I can come up with a lot of tips that help through the transition period from high school involvement.  Everything from don’t miss football games to try really hard especially your first …

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Why did I choose USC?

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Blogged while watching Friends! I think when it really comes down to it, I think the one thing that stood out about USC was that the students here were genuinely happy.  When I thought about where I wanted to spend four years of my life, it was definitely in the place where everyone was happy.  And I think that all the …

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Why USC: In and Around LA!

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Nothing beats going to school in the heart of Los Angeles!  Whether it’s traveling around downtown, to the beach, to the mountains or even exploring NorCal and neighboring cities like Las Vegas and all their activities and national parks, there’s never a dull moment at USC. I wanted to go to a school that allowed me to explore and not …

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Why USC: To Boldly Go Where No Alex Had Gone Before

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“Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” As May 1st, 2012, college decision deadline quickly approached, I probably spent more time thinking about New Space (What is New Space? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewSpace) than …

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Why USC Is the Perfect School for Me

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I’m currently in denial over the fact that in a little less than two months the semester is going to be over, I’ll start interning at Texas Instrument, and I’ll be classified as a senior. I’m not ready for my time at USC to come to an end. As I look forward to my final year as an undergrad at …

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Santa Monica Day Trip

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Looking for something spontaneous to do on a Saturday?  Last weekend a group of friends and I headed just 20mins away to Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. While close by, it was nice to get away from campus and enjoy the sun, dip our feet in the waves, ride a few roller coasters, play some boardwalk games and …

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Exploring LA: The Two Friends Concert in Hollywood

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Last night I got to go to a great concert, opened by a band that my roommate knows! Two guys from my roommate’s high school formed a dance music band in high school, and last night they got to open for some pretty big names in the dance music genre. This was a ton of fun, and it was awesome …

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Viterbi Ball 2015!

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Blogged while watching the Amazing Race! This Friday, the greatest event of the year occurred- Viterbi Ball!! Think of prom for engineers, it’s a night where we all get dressed up and go dancing and have fun! It’s a great break from studying and it’s really cool to see all my favorite engineers out together. Viterbi Ball is also the …

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I love getting to hang out with all my engineering friends outside of class!

Viterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!

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Hey everyone! Happy E Week! For those of you who don’t know, it’s national engineering week, a week where people all around the country celebrate engineering.  E Week is a pretty big festivity here at Viterbi, with events happening all week such as a kick-off carnival, quiz bowl, and a talent show. As great as all these things are though, …

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