Ten Places to Study Other Than Your Room

Anya Bonner Anya, Study 0 Comments

Coming in last year as a freshman, I confined myself to almost always studying in my dorm. This was before I realized how unproductive studying near my bed was because the temptation to watch Netflix in bed instead of do homework was often very overwhelming. Since then, I have discovered many alternatives to the small-desk-in-room default.   The study room! …


Life Management

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi guys! I hope you’ve been doing well. Remember how I had three midterms a couple weeks ago? I came out alive! Snaps for Aarya! I wanted to give a couple tips for how to function in college, because I know it was very difficult for me to figure out how to balance school AND friends AND clubs AND health …


MIDTERM SEASON: Time Management Tips and Dealing with Stress

Rhea Choudhury Rhea, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

The middle of September to the middle of October is notoriously known amongst USC students as “Midterm Season.” Encompassing both the 1/3 mark of the semester and the halfway point, the majority of classes have either an exam, a presentation or a paper due; if you’re lucky, they’re not all in the same week, but if you’re not, then midterms …


“Hanging” Around USC: How to Take the Stress out of Studying

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Michael, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest: engineering is a hard major and it can get really intensive at times, especially during finals season. Luckily I have some secret techniques and spots at USC to keep your heart rate below 100 beats per minute on those extra tough days.   First off, I’ve learned that it can be exhausting sitting in one …

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Favorite Classes: Outside of Engineering!

Hannah Hannah 0 Comments

Some of my most memorable classes were from outside Viterbi and in topics I never thought I’d be learning about. Checkout the highlights below: Intro to Advertising: interested in advertising from both the creative process and business perspective, I recommend taking this class that provides a general overview with both in both a theoretical and hands-on approach.  I got to …


Staying Centered in College

Naish Naish 0 Comments

The entire concept of “staying centered” is somewhat cliché, but for good reason. Although the connotation of such a principle may be negative or lend itself towards trendiness, balance is key in every aspect of any college student’s life. Between academics, clubs, sports, social life, and everything in between, maintaining a healthy balance of all these facets of daily life …

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Medical Electronics Final Project: ECG

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Jordan 0 Comments

Hey guys! This week we finished our Medical Electronics (BME302) group project, creating an ECG using operational amplifiers, highpass and low pass circuits, and bioelectrodes attached directly to, you guessed it, me! Check out some of the pictures from our circuit and the output we got… my heartbeat! Disclaimer: do not hook any electrical circuits up to your body without …


The Nature of Competition

Markus Astronautical, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …


Study with a Boost

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Sometimes the nerves before a test just aren’t enough to keep me going so it’s nice to have a cup of coffee within an arm’s reach– and I don’t have to go far!  Some of the my favorite coffee spots to study are: 1. Starbucks: 3584 S. Figueroa St. Just outside of campus, Starbucks is the go to place for …

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Studying in my PJs at Pi Phi

Jacquie Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed watching the football game this weekend as we beat Colorado. Woohoo! Now that the fun from homecoming week is coming to an end, it is time for me to get back in my schoolwork mindset. On that note, I thought I would use this week’s blog to tell you about one of my favorite …

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My Favorite Study Spot: Campus Center

molly-2016 Molly, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey everyone! This week I thought I’d share my favorite study spot with you: the Campus Center. The Campus Center, or CC,  is exactly what it sounds like, a courtyard in the middle of campus with buildings surrounding it. The buildings that make up the CC house things including the admissions center, the USC pharmacy, a food court, art exhibits, …


Tip 1: Study Groups

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

With midterm season in the air, I’m going to share one of the best tips I’ve received since freshman year: form a study group!  Whether it’s math, science, chemical/biomedical/electrical/civil/mechanical/industrial systems etc. –really any class for any engineering, I’d say wading through homework and projects is much better with a few friends by your side.  After all the saying goes “two heads …