USC – The Right Fit for Me

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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 …

Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Markus Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, 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.

Being a Woman in Engineering

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With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

Get up, go outside and play!

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Hey there! I can’t believe we are so far into the semester – I have already taken my first midterm! With classes picking up and midterms starting, I have been looking for ways to get out of the library and get some exercise. And so I went to the tennis courts at USC to play a few games this past …

Victory for Trojan Basketball

Jacquie Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing week! There is nothing like starting off your week after a big football win over Stanford on Saturday! Speaking of sports, I also attended the opening game for the Men’s Trojan Basketball Team last Tuesday against California State, Northridge. It was very exciting and surprisingly my first outing to a basketball …

My Favorite Non-Academic USC Activity – Intramural Soccer

Lauren Pelo-2015 Athletics, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

In high school, my club soccer team took up a huge portion of my time outside of class. I have played soccer since I was in Kindergarten, and it was definitely something that I was not ready to give up. Coming into college, I was worried that there wouldn’t be any opportunities for me to play soccer in the same …

USC Hockey Game

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Until last week, I had never seen a hockey game, ever. Growing up in Austin, Texas, and attending Westlake High, traditionally a powerhouse 5A football team (Drew Brees played for Westlake and Friday Night Lights was filmed at our stadium), I had the mindset that football was life. When it wasn’t football season, we would watch baseball. But no other …

USC Round Two

Jacquie Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys! Hope you had a great summer! I am so happy to be back in action at USC for another amazing semester. Classes have only been in session for two weeks and I have already started making irreplaceable memories. I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak at two of my favorite events that have happened so far, …

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Alex-2016 Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

For most of the country, the fall season is highlighted by the changing colors of the leaves, strolling through pumpkin patches to find the perfect jack-o-lantern, or drinking apple cider while watching the days slowly get shorter. But in Southern California, with the never-changing 70 degrees and sunny weather forecasts, fall is highlighted by college football, USC’s official religion (at …

Part of the Crew

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One of the most important decisions of my freshman year was joining the USC Men’s Crew team; I joined because I was interested in rowing, but I would have never guessed the amount of technique, discipline, and skill that it required. Originally, as most people do, I thought that rowing was mainly an upper body sport, but I quickly learned …

Weightlifting and Engineering

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If I had to give one piece of non-academic advice to any USC freshman, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at USC’s Lyon Center. The Lyon Center has the equipment or room for any activity you may want to do, including four full-size basketball courts, two weight rooms, a long-course swimming pool, and a rock-climbing wall. …