Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought I would share some of those with you! Continue reading
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.
As women in engineering, ever think about whether you’ll be the only female in your class, whether teachers would treat you differently, or even if other girls not studying engineering would accept you? While initially these thoughts may be concerning, as a female engineer at USC, I haven’t even given them a second thought.
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.
Hi everyone! Last weekend I went on my last SWE conference as an undergrad, the Region B Regional Conference. Like the National conference, the Regional Conference rotates location each year. Last year we went to Salt Lake City for a weekend of workshops, networking, and skiing, and this year we headed down to San Diego!
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!
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.
Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed from USC totally over 50 students! Each team competed in a different competition such as Preconstruction, Heavy Civil, Commercial, LEED and many more. At the competition there was over 1200 participants from all over the US ranging from students to faculty and even industry members – it was pretty awesome! Although the object of the competition is hard to explain, the best I can relate it to is a case study for civil engineers.
Everyone decided to take some time this week to describe their majors in their own words. I struggled with this topic for a while, since Chemical Engineering is such a broad field, and there’s so much that you can do with a Chemical Engineering degree.