Skiing with Civil Engineers 101

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Hello friends! I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.” So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. …

2nd Semester Senior

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Holy moly, I can’t believe I’m a second semester COLLEGE senior. 4 years went by so quickly and though I’m seriously in shock that I am finishing up in May, I do feel like my time has come. I’m still figuring out my graduation plans but I am starting to get excited about going out in the real world. This …

Hidden Figures

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It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …

Working out in LA on a Budget

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I’ve written a couple blogs already about staying healthy as a student and working out at USC, but this semester I’ve decided to take the workouts around Los Angeles! I’d like to just make a quick notes and say, the USC Lyon Center has an amazing facility, set of classes, and USC has Physical Education classes if you really need …

Music is One of the Many Reasons I Came to LA

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LA is one of the most interesting places I have visited and ultimately the reason I decided to come to school  here. “Why is it interesting ,” you might ask? Well for starters there is so much to do here: the beach, snowboard, hike, and most importantly see my favorite artists. Music has always been a passion of mine even …

Concert Venues in Los Angeles

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Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well.  This week I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite things to do in Los Angeles – go see some live music.  So far this year I have attended/am planning to attend three concerts, and they’re at some pretty amazing venues. Miike Snow (Shrine Auditorium/Expo Hall) – The Shrine is …

Senior Year!!!!!

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Hey everyone! Senior year is officially in full swing! I’m taking 5 classes this semester: Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Simulations, Software Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Senior Design. The senior design class is grouped into team of 4 and then matching with a company in the Los Angeles area to consult for them for the next year. My team was matching …

Junior Year… Here I come

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  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …

Summer!

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We’re halfway through summer. More than that, actually. Where does all the time go?!? This summer, I’ve been keeping myself really busy – let’s jump right into it. The biggest thing that’s been keep me busy is definitely my internship at Northrop Grumman. It’s been an awesome experience and I’ve learned more than I could ever expect! …although I’m not …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

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This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

The Civil Engineering Marvel of the West Coast

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Describe Los Angeles in one word: Construction. I cannot help but to look at the construction of the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown in awe. It will soon be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, and I can see it being built right before my eyes! Something about the way a building is constructed has always amazed me and …