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My Favorite Class(es) – Mechanical Design and Film Symposium!

Samantha Aerospace and Mechanical, Samantha, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

This semester, I have two favorite classes: AME305 (Mechanical Design) and CTCS466 (Theatrical Film Symposium).  These classes are, of course, very different because AME305 satisfies an elective credit for my Mechanical Engineering degree and CTCS466 satisfies an elective credit for my minor in Cinematic Arts.  I love how different these classes are, because I constantly get to exercise different parts …

SamanthaMy Favorite Class(es) – Mechanical Design and Film Symposium!
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Spring Break Recap!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey All, Midterms are slowly beginning to slow down so I can finally tell you about my Spring Break.  I decided to break it up into two parts, half of which I would go car-camping, and the other traveling to Portland, Oregon.   In retrospect this made my break very busy and let me really make the most out of …

MarkusSpring Break Recap!

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!

My USC Housing Freshman Year: New/North Dorms

Lauren Lauren P., USC Housing, USC Housing 2014 Leave a Comment

Freshman year, I would definitely describe my housing situation as the complete dorm experience. My dorm room had both girls and guys, it had communal bathrooms, and every room was a two-person room. Though many people feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about dorm-style living, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted my housing experience to be …

LaurenMy USC Housing Freshman Year: New/North Dorms
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Chemical Engineering in My Own Words

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey guys, 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.

SarahChemical Engineering in My Own Words
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Getting the Most Out of Class

Patrick Patrick, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Howdy! As y’all know from my last blog, this semester I’m taking a class called Mobile Games Programming that focuses around building and programming games for Apple’s iPhone. Already I’ve learned a ton from the class, and I want to use the class as an example to tell y’all about the techniques that I use to get the most out …

PatrickGetting the Most Out of Class
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An Exciting Upcoming Week!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! First just want to mention how incredibly excited I am that we beat Stanford this weekend!! It was hands down the most exciting game ever, and the spirit and energy were absolutely amazing.  Coming off that victory, I have a busy and exciting week ahead!

LyssaAn Exciting Upcoming Week!
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Favorite Study Spot: King Hall (KOH)

Hannah Hannah, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Most Tuesday and Wednesday nights you’ll find me at King Hall (KOH), located just across from the residential dorm Webb Tower and above the dining hall Cafe 84.  So whether after dinner or looking for a place to study away from the distractions in my apartment, I’d say KOH is my favorite study spot on campus.

HannahFavorite Study Spot: King Hall (KOH)
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My Favorite Study Spots: My Sorority House and the Engineering Quad

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! With midterm season finally coming to an end, I figured I ought to tell y’all what some of my favorite places to study around campus are! I spend most of my time studying in my apartment. I like how quite it is and how I have everything I need only a few feet away, but when I’m not …

SarahMy Favorite Study Spots: My Sorority House and the Engineering Quad
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My Favorite Study Spot!

Markus Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey All! As Midterm season progresses and Finals loom in the distance, I have decided to disclose some of my favorite study spots around campus.  Depending on if it is a group project or just studying alone, I have discovered some awesome study spots and environments!

MarkusMy Favorite Study Spot!
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My Top 10 Study Breaks

Sarah Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Brace yourself…midterms are coming. I still find it hard to believe that midterm season is already upon us. It seems like the first week of school was maybe two weeks ago at most, and I was shocked to hear my analytical chemistry professor announce that our first midterm was going to be this Friday. Time to break out those old …

SarahMy Top 10 Study Breaks
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Fourth of July Festivities

Sarah Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! I hope everyone’s been having a good summer so far. My summer has been relaxing, and I haven’t really been up to much since I went to Destin, FL, which I mentioned in my previous post. It’s been pretty hot in Dallas the last few weeks, and I was so glad to leave the city to head down …

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My Advice for Freshman: A Cute Powerpoint!!

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Hey Guys! I made this powerpoint when I was a Freshman Academy coach my sophomore year (which is a class you will take your first semester). It’s full of general advice to keep in mind your first year, so I’ll walk you through it. The first tip is about time management. The biggest tip I’ve developed is to start difficult …

emily-2013My Advice for Freshman: A Cute Powerpoint!!
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Being a Viterbi Girl

katherine Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Coming into USC from a small all-girls high school that placed heavy emphasis on art, music, and liberal arts subjects, I was somewhat ambivalent about entering a coed college- let alone an engineering program! I had always gotten along well with my guy friends, but I was nervous about the possibility of being one of only a couple of girls …

katherineBeing a Viterbi Girl
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USC In a Word: Engaging

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One word that comes to mind when I try to describe USC and Viterbi is “engaging.” Throughout my college experience, USC has engaged me in all kinds of ways: Academically: Particularly in my upper division ISE courses, my professors have really drawn me into their subjects both in and out of the classroom. Many of my assignments are group projects, …

katherineUSC In a Word: Engaging
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My Sophomore Apartment

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Hi everyone! Everyone is blogging about their freshman dorms this week! When I was a freshman, I actually lived at the Radisson across the street from USC. A couple of years ago, the Radisson was divided into 4 floors for students and 4 floors for hotel guests, so in a lot of ways it was a lot like a dorm …

katherineMy Sophomore Apartment
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Spring Semester At a Glance!

katherine Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Spring semester of junior year has officially begun….that means I’m going to be a senior pretty soon! Can’t believe it! Time flies so fast! I have a ton of awesome stuff happening this semester… First of all, classes are already well underway! I’m taking: EE 326: Essentials of Electrical Engineering- Time to go back and review my Physics …

katherineSpring Semester At a Glance!
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My Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering

katherine Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! So, my major is Industrial & Systems Engineering, or ISE. What exactly is ISE? A lot of people characterize ISE as “the engineering field for the business type”. But in general, many seem to have different perceptions of what this field actually is. My definition of ISE is: A branch of engineering that seeks to optimize efficiency, profit, …

katherineMy Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering