My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all settling in for another great year. My semester has been busy, but wonderful so far. Today I’m going to blog about one of my favorite Viterbi student organizations – Freshman Academy! I love being a Freshman Academy Coach. Freshman Academy is a class designed to help freshman learn about the importance of engineering, the …

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My Favorite ViterbiOrg: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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NSBE is a national organization and one of the largest engineering organizations in the country.FYI, you do not need to be a minority student to join NSBE, you don’t even have to be African American.  The purpose of the club is to facilitate members at their individual schools and then help them professionally on a national level. Every year NSBE …


Don’t Worry, We’re Civil – ASCE!

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One of my best decisions in college was joining the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is easily my favorite Viterbi student organization! ASCE has allowed me to get hands on experiences, work on very unique projects, and make a ton of new friends. It is great to be a part of such a supportive group of civil engineers! …


My Summer Only Got BETTER

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Hello Beautiful people Last time we talked was when I was telling you about my adventures in Texas with Schlumberger and exploration of the great city of LA. I felt as though I had a pretty ideal beginning of the summer, but would you believe me if I said that it (my summer) only got…….BETTER. How could it be better …

Almost home on the roadtrip from Seattle to Colorado. I was pretty stoked to be back.

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 …


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 …


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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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 …

Me, hanging out in McCarthy Quad freshman year.

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 …

Bid night

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 …

Easter brunch with some great friends

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 …


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 …


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 …

New Space: One of the reasons why I chose USC

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 …

The amount of school spirit on game days is phenomenal

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 …