campuses

Best of the USC Campus

Ellen Ellen Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about my favorite places on campus.  I spend a lot of time on campus studying, eating, and hanging out with friends, so it helps that campus has something to offer everyone!  Here are some highlights: Studying When I’m not studying at home and I really need to buckle …

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Favorite Place on Campus

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or an easy place to meet up with an old friend, I have the insider tip for you.  Over the years I’ve narrowed down my favorite places on campus to the following top 3: RTH cafe: it’s a popular spot for all engineers but what really draws me are the Bahn …

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And We’re Back!

Maria Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey all! First things first: obligatory “spring back into things” pun in honor of spring semester, a magical time of three day weekends, spring break, and slowly breaking your New Year’s resolutions! Let’s talk winter break! Here’s a nice album of what I’ve been doing the past month:   If my fun, zesty photos don’t speak for themselves, I had …

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Viterbi Networks, Connections, and Friendships

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Can’t believe it’s finally fall in LA, we had our first cold day today!  Fall always brings new experiences, and something new that I’m doing this fall is interning with Webcor Builders in Downtown LA, less than a ten minute drive from my apartment.  It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I can’t wait to get more into …

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What Greek Life is like for Me

Bria Bria, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

There are so many things to get involved in outside of engineering at USC. Even though I love my #ViterbiOrgs, it’s important to be involved in things outside your major to broaden your horizons, and the atmosphere at USC is very conducive to that mindset. Some of my favorite involvements are: SC Outfitters, an outdoors and hiking club; PAWS, an …

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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)

Frankie Frankie, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

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 …

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Don’t Worry, We’re Civil – ASCE!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

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! …

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

Back in Step (and in the air)

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Naish, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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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Setting Sail with SHPE

Daisy Daisy, Social & Diversity Leave a Comment

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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Giving Back in College

Michelle Michelle Leave a Comment

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

Madelina Madelina Leave a Comment

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

Alex Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …