Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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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.

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Lovely shot of Bovard Auditorium

Why USC You Ask

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I still remember being a senior in high school trying to juggle sports, school work, and college applications.  It is a time of stress, but anxiety to learn where you will be taking your talents next year.  There are so many stories of the perfect college fit, the ideal major, or myths about how to get into colleges.  While some of these methods may have yielded results for some, it by no means is a fool proof or even advantageous strategy.  At an institution like USC, if there was a set standard, set person, set essay, or test score to get in, the student body would be filled with the same type of people and frankly quite boring.  And this is simply not the case.

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

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 commitment to choose somewhere for four years, but USC not only lived up to my expectations but far exceeded them.

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The Viterbi Career Center

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One of everyone’s biggest concerns when coming to college is what to do when you graduate! Four years is a long time to devote to school, and making sure that it is all worthwhile is very important.  Luckily, Viterbi has its own career services center which I have been fully utilize in the past few weeks!

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MIM: Metal Injection Molding!

After a great kick off we had to EWeek on Monday, I’m going to now talk about one of the coolest engineering projects I’ve taken part of since I’ve been at USC.

I mentioned in a previous post that the summer after my freshman year I got to intern in Sweden for a powder metals company.  I got really involved in the projects there and I still keep updated with their progress!

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Me and my fellow interns

My Experience with Engineering in Healthcare

Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful three day break last weekend! This week is E-Week at USC. That means that there are fun events to celebrate engineering. In honor of that, I thought I would tell you guys about an experience I have had with engineering in the real world that I really enjoyed: my internship at Providence Medical Center.

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Why Engineering: Celebrate E-Week!

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This past week has been a celebration of engineering in the annual E-Week! There are many advancing technologies in this current age, and like any other engineer, I am looking to contribute. Aside from the interesting labs in my Mechoptronics course, I have also gained valuable insight from working with the members of the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory both in machining and in design.

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The Endeavor for my birthday!

Interning at Boeing – The Moment I Felt Like A True Engineer

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This week is National Engineers Week, which we love to celebrate at USC! We have a whole line up of EWeek festivities, including a kick off carnival Tuesday, Quiz Bowl, Talent Show on Wednesday, volunteering Friday morning and our very own Viterbi Ball Friday night! I love EWeek and look forward to it every year. It’s our time to celebrate engineering and engineering achievements, and have fun doing engineering activities and participating in fun engineering competitions. On Viterbi Voices, we’ll be blogging this week about the coolest engineering things we have done as students, and some fascinating engineering technology. Stay tuned!

The moment I truly felt like an engineer was this past summer interning at Boeing in El Segundo at the Satellite Development Center. After three years of studying engineering at USC, I saw in my time at Boeing how applicable my classes were to engineering in the real world.

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The SpaceIL Logo

Update: Consulting for SpaceIL

A few months ago, I introduced you all to USC TAMID, an Israeli consulting group here on campus (See my previous blog: USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization). At the time, I had just started consulting for SpaceIL, a non-profit Israeli space company working to put a rover on the moon to win the $20 million Google Lunar X-prize. As I began gathering data on SpaceIL and its competitors, I had no inkling of SpaceIL’s potential, and I am now blown away by SpaceIL’s ability to inspire people, both Israelis non-Israelis.

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My Major – Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I have had quite the full week with career events and class assignments, but now it’s time to quick back and relax a little bit. I thought I would take a minute to give you all an idea about what Industrial and Systems Engineering is all about and why I love it!

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