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Junior Year, Already?

Lauren Lauren H. Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! After a great summer with #ViterbiAbroad in Rome, I am happy to be back home at USC for a great junior year! This semester I’m excited because my classes are a lot more engineering focused and it seems like it’s going to be a little easier than some of my past semesters. I also have four-day weekends, it’s …

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The Start of Junior Year

jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a great start to the week. I am officially out of summer mode and back into the swing of things here at USC. I am jumping right back into the organizations I was previously involved in and starting out in my new classes. Here is a little overview of what this coming semester …

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South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

Samantha Samantha, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

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Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

Molly Civil and Environemntal, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

MollyJunior Year Fall Semester Preview
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My Semester at a Glance

jacquie Jacquie, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I cannot believe that the last week of classes for this semester are over. Final exams are all that stand between the summer and me. I cannot wait to spend some time with my family and finalize my summer internship plans in the next couple of weeks. I’ll tell you about some of my favorite memories from this …

jacquieMy Semester at a Glance
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Philanthropy Phriday

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Looking back on my semester, one of my favorite parts was my participation in philanthropies on Fridays. I played beach volleyball, was pied with whip cream, and even distributed books to children. These all supported great causes and were lots of fun! I wanted to share some of those experiences with you.

jacquiePhilanthropy Phriday
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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

SarahMy Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming
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USC – The Right Fit for Me

jacquie Jacquie, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought …

jacquieUSC – The Right Fit for Me
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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

MarkusFreshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!
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Being a Viterbi Woman Engineer

jacquie Jacquie, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! When I first decided that I wanted to apply to college as an engineering major, I started to worry about being a woman in such a male-dominated field. When I began attending classes in Viterbi, however, I realized that I was concerned for no reason! I thought I would tell you a little about what it is like …

jacquieBeing a Viterbi Woman Engineer
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What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

Sarah Sarah, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

SarahWhat It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering
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Being a Woman in Engineering

natalie Women In Engineering 1 Comment

With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

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USC – The Right Pick for Me

jacquie Jacquie, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you have had enjoyable weeks. I took a week off from blogging to take a trip to Mexico for spring break and had a great time! Now that I’m back in the groove of things, I cannot believe this school year is already coming to an end, and I will be a junior before I know it. …

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Why I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I just got back from Hawaii for spring break which was amazing and it’s definitely hard to get back into work mode after that, but this week I wanted to share about what made me choose USC.  Choosing college is by far the most difficult decision I had faced at that time, and it’s a huge …

LyssaWhy I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!
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#ViterbiImpact- Making Time to Give Back

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys! Hope you are having a good week! This week has been crazy with projects and midterms before we leave for spring break next week (I’m going to Hawaii- so excited!), but this past weekend I had a few opportunities to give back to the community that I wanted to share about!

Lyssa#ViterbiImpact- Making Time to Give Back
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Living in the Pi Palace

Samantha Samantha, USC Housing, USC Housing 2014 Leave a Comment

For the past two years, I have been able to live at my sorority house, which is just a few blocks away from campus on 28th street.  Living in the ADPi house, or the Pi Palace as we call it, has been an incredible experience for me.  Living here is convenient, affordable, and most of all, it’s fun! After living …

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Beaux and Arrow Invite

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! We are another week closer to spring break. Even though I have been swamped with midterms and papers in the last couple of weeks, I was able to take a break and go to Pi Beta Phi’s invite called Beaux and Arrow. It is Valentine’s Day themed and so fun!  I wanted to tell you a little bit …

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Planning My Fraternity’s Philanthropy

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This semester, the president and executive board of my fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, appointed me vice-philanthropy chair. In high school, I had truly enjoyed participating in community service. I loved spending hours serving free coffee and donuts to travelers along Interstate 84 in Connecticut with my Boy Scout troop, and I eventually became an Eagle Scout with the completion of …

AlexPlanning My Fraternity’s Philanthropy
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My Week in Review: Invite, Sprinkles, and Flying Home to Dallas

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This week has been absolutely fantastic! I’ve gotten to explore so many parts of LA and even got to fly home to Dallas for this three day weekend!

SarahMy Week in Review: Invite, Sprinkles, and Flying Home to Dallas
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Mama and Papa Lowe Take on USC

jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed reading my blog last week about my major. It is finally Friday and a long President’s Day weekend! I look forward to heading to the movies with friends and relaxing on the beach in the next couple of days. Last weekend, my parents came to USC for Pi Beta Phi’s parent events. On Friday, …

jacquieMama and Papa Lowe Take on USC