Viterbi Abroad: Where in the World is Michael Thorson

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Hello everyone! This summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the Viterbi Summer Overseas program. It all started in late May, when I met up with 40 or so other Viterbi students in Madrid, Spain for summer classes. I soon realized however that this was no ordinary study abroad program. Not only had Viterbi managed to fit writing and …

Parkside Darkside?? 5 Reasons Why Reality Shatters Expectations

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After choosing USC, the next item on my to-do list was deciding which dorm I was going to live in. Needless to say, the process of picking a residence hall included many hours of online research, and combing through forums and blogs, which only resulted in more indecision. It seemed like there were endless options, and I wanted to find …

Our Neighborhood Target: Running into a Band While Running Errands

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Everyone tells you that life in LA is amazing. Such an experience, they say. You’ll have so many stories! When I first came to USC, I heard about the same things from my friends (and their parents, and their siblings and neighbors and pets). Naturally, I didn’t believe them. Until this one fateful day when my friend and I decided …

That Emotional First Month

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Here’s some mood music, because this blog post is about to get real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLyDCtoqra8 Flush faced and eager eyed, I woke up to my first full day in my new dorm room. I was prepared to become best friends with everyone as soon as I met them. Unfortunately for me, this is not how human nature works. Naturally, I did …

New North Is Awesome

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Freshmen year I was deciding between Birnkrant and New North. My mom wanted me to live in the honors dorm, but I decided to got with New North based on the reputation this was the “social” dorm. I was not ready for what I would experience, but it was one of the best decisions I made since I’ve been at …

Thailand: A Collegiate Spring Break

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My final spring break in high school probably sounded very similar to your final high school spring break. Having not yet selected, but already visited, USC, I spent my 2012 spring vacation visiting schools in the American southeast. I took tours at the University of Miami, Georgia Tech, Embry Riddle, and Florida Tech before succumbing to the region’s wicked humidity. …

Best of the USC Campus

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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 …

Favorite Place on Campus

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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 …

And We’re Back!

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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 …

Viterbi Networks, Connections, and Friendships

molly-2016 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 …

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 …

My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

juliana-2016 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 …