It seems like everyone here at USC is currently working on figuring out where they are all going to live next year. Luckily for me, my roommate and I decided a while ago that we were going to live in the same apartment we’re in currently next year. It certainly makes things easy at the end of the year, since I get to leave all my stuff here! With all this talk about housing swirling around campus, I figured I would tell you all about my experience with housing my freshman year.
I hope things are going well. Only two weeks until Spring Break and I’m so excited! Now that spring is here it’s time to start thinking about housing again. Last year I blogged about my freshman housing in Birnkrant which you can read about here. This year I’m going to blog about my sophomore housing in Troy East.
Today I got to go to the Wildlife Learning Center! One of the programs for the Asian American Tutorial Project is to take the kids on a field trip; last year we went to the Columbia Space Museum, but this year we got to check out different species from all around the world.
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 about how it went this last weekend.
Happy E-Week! This week is all about celebrating engineering. I have loved learning about engineering so far, and can’t wait to continue my education in this diverse and challenging field. I’m constantly solving problems that can affect a lot of people. My favorite quote is that “Scientists discover the world that exists, engineers create the world that never was.”
Who would have thought that nestled in the hills near Malibu and Pacific Palisades rested an old abandoned Nazi compound. Created during the World War for Hitler by Nazi-enthusiasts, it has long been vacated and deteriorated. Over time, as people have come and gone, graffiti art has taken root.
Last weekend was so much fun! I spent the day downtown with some friends and visited places I’ve never been before. I started off the day doing a tour of the Downtown Historic District from the LA Conservancy, then ate lunch at Grand Central Market, stopped for some coffee at Syrup, and then checked out The Last Bookstore. All of it was within walking distance of each other, and probably just under 7 blocks walking from the downtown Metro station which also has a stop right next to campus. It was such a fun day. It’s funny how even after 3.5 years of being in LA there are still new places to check out.
When I was looking at schools, one of the things my dad, a Mechanical Engineer, said to me was “Engineering is engineering is engineering…you have to consider everything that comes with it.” What my dad meant by this was that an engineering education is pretty similar from school to school – classes and the building blocks you need to earn a BS in engineering are pretty consistent across the board. He meant that no matter which school I chose, I would have learned all of the technical skills necessary to succeed in the industry. What my dad was suggesting with his statement is that it isn’t just technical skills that matter – it’s the experiences that happen outside of the classroom, the people I would interact with, the professors I would learn from, the city I would live in, and the organizations I would become involved in.