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Don’t Get Discouraged

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

When you get into USC, especially as an engineer, you are a pretty unique student that tends to be at the top of their class. When you get here, you are surrounded by top tier students that were the top of their class and could have gone to wide range of top rated schools. The competition is at a higher …

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Study with a Boost

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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

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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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Leavey, Doheny and any Library are your Best Friends

Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As an an engineer and as a college, you will spend a lot of week day nights studying or doing work, but you got to find your special place where you study and get work done. Some people like staying home, going to a classroom or working outside, but for me, I need to be in a quiet area away …

FrankieLeavey, Doheny and any Library are your Best Friends
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My Favorite Study Spot: Campus Center

Molly Molly, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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, …

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Study Havens Around Campus

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Although I live off campus, I spend most (if not all) of my waking hours of the day on campus, so I’ve had to figure out ways to get things done in between classes and meetings. Since my study habits are too sporadic, I can’t rely on making a reservation for a study room in Leavey or hoping that I’ll find …

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Tip 1: Study Groups

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

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 …

HannahTip 1: Study Groups
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Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …

LaurenComm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues
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USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

MarkusUSC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission
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CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find me both confused and satisfied at the same time.  It sounds contradicting, but that’s when you’ll find me in CHE 442: Chemical Reaction Engineering. One of the most challenging but rewarding classes for me since my first year as a chemical engineer has been Reactors.  The class focuses on problems involving the design and operation …

HannahCHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE
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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!

A Crazy Week of School Before USC Spring Break!

Lauren Lauren P., Uncategorized 1 Comment

This week was crazy both inside and outside of class! It was a hectic week of midterms and projects, and I was also trying to plan for a smooth transition into spring break! On top of that, there was another animal study in my research lab on Tuesday – more on that later in the blog!

LaurenA Crazy Week of School Before USC Spring Break!
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My Favorite Study Songs!

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So I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy listening to music sometimes when I study. I wish I could listen to music while I read… However, it makes it much more difficult to focus on what I’m reading :(. Nevertheless, I still enjoy listening to music while I am working on homework that involves more computation. I always …

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My USC Housing!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, USC Housing, USC Housing 2014 Leave a Comment

Hey all! I have lived both in University-owned housing as well as private housing throughout my college years.  In my freshman year, I lived in Marks Hall, sophomore year in Troy East, and now I am currently living on 3oth street, one block from campus.  In all instances, I have had a positive and painless experience!

MarkusMy USC Housing!
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My First Project in BME 416: Regulations of Medical Devices

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For my first project in BME 416: Regulation of Medical Devices, I got to choose a specific medical device that I wanted to improve, then research existing patents to see what steps I would need to take to create my own, reinvented version of that chosen product. I chose to focus on soccer shin guards because I love soccer and …

LaurenMy First Project in BME 416: Regulations of Medical Devices
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Stress Management: Dealing with Challenges in College

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey guys! This week has been seriously crazy so far. Somehow despite the fact that it’s only the third week of classes I haven’t been this stressed in quite a while. Classes are suddenly hitting hard, but mostly it’s been everything outside of my classes: clubs, organizations, and activities that all seem to be happening at the same time. This …

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The Best of LA!

Markus Markus, The Best of LA, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey Guys! As an engineer, I have come to really value my weekends and the free days where I can explore Los Angeles and go to my favorite food, beach, and hang out spots! Coming from Northern California, we do not have the same luxury of nice beaches and perfect weather so on my free days I make the most …

MarkusThe Best of LA!