South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Samantha, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

Samantha Kaplan-2015South African Summer And The Start of Fall!
Patrick and I enjoying our time in Venice

My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …

SarahMy Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

Markus Markus, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

MarkusSummer Plans! Israel & Internship

My Summer Plans: Studying Abroad in South Africa!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Samantha, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

This summer, I am very excited to have the opportunity to study abroad in South Africa!  The program I am working with is a Community Development and Social Justice program run on the University of Cape Town campus.  On the program, I will first take a class focused on poverty and development, using Cape Town as a case study.  We …

Samantha Kaplan-2015My Summer Plans: Studying Abroad in South Africa!
What I am looking forward to this summer!

Oh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

Alex Alex, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Today marks the start of the last week of classes. At the end of this week, I will be half way done with college, having completed two full years here at the University of Southern California. Looking back on these last two years, I am a little nostalgic and somewhat melancholy that I only have two more years to spend …

AlexOh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

USC iPodia Program

Markus Markus, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi all! As the semester is coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of the courses I have taken.  This semester I am enrolled in the USC iPodia Program (ENGR 345).  This is a unique program that allows students from around the world to come together in a single course and collaborate.   The official course name …

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Some friends and I in Madrid

Being a Woman in Engineering

natalie Women In Engineering 1 Comment

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 …

natalieBeing a Woman in Engineering
Diamond Jubilee in Trafalgar Square.

Viterbi Summer Overseas in London

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P., Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

  The past six weeks have flown by, and it is crazy to think that I only have two more weeks left in London! With at least one main essay each week, homework, weekly quizzes, traveling every weekend (and I mean every weekend), and trying to see London to feel like I actually lived here, I have decided that sleep …

Lauren Pelo-2015Viterbi Summer Overseas in London

Summer kick-off in South Korea!

katherine Viterbi Summer

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic summer! Mine is off to a great start. I spent the first two weeks of my summer in South Korea with my iPodia class. Cassandra, Steve, Vlad, Gavin, Zach, and Lyssa were also there! I had an unforgettable experience in South Korea. The city we were staying in was beautiful …

katherineSummer kick-off in South Korea!
My team with students from USC, PKU, and KAIST

Starting Summer with some Travel!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

So far this summer, I have had the opportunity to do some travel abroad and nearby.  I spent the first two weeks of summer in South Korea with the Viterbi iPodia program.  This experience was really amazing; part of the class was getting to know students from China, Korea, Israel, and Germany, and it was awesome working with these students …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Starting Summer with some Travel!

Summer Escapades!

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It seems like just yesterday that I was getting ready to go to the Kansas Cosmosphere to work as a space camp counselor for the summer after my freshman year. Now, I am studying for my last set of undergraduate finals and getting ready for post college life. And, while it is an anxiety ridden time, it is also a very …

vladSummer Escapades!
Seoul, South Korea

Reflecting on Spring ’13 and Looking Forward to Summer

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Wow! I cannot believe it is already the last week of classes! This semester flew by, and as sad as I am to be halfway finished with my time here at USC, I am ready to move into summer.  My classes this semester have been really interesting- especially my separations class (CHE 350).  I found all of this really interesting …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Reflecting on Spring ’13 and Looking Forward to Summer
KAIST is a top university in South Korea, and I can't wait to visit!

My Summer Plans in South Korea and Dallas

steve Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I can’t believe this is my last week of undergrad classes. SCenior Year! I still have finals to look forward to, but on the other side of those finals, I’ve got an awesome summer to actually look forward to! Commencement is May 17, then on May 19 I’ll be heading to South Korea with the iPodia Class to finish up …

steveMy Summer Plans in South Korea and Dallas
Rome, Italy

Cheers from Across the Pond

chandler Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Let me start by saying how hard it was to leave USC for an entire semester and follow that by saying I’ve never been happier. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to get back to my friends, witty professors, the weather (!!!!) and the consistency of life in LA– but I’m absolutely having the time of my life learning …

chandlerCheers from Across the Pond
Downtown London

My Summer: London Study Abroad!

Lauren Pelo-2015 Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This summer, I am going to be studying abroad in London at the USC ACCENT Center right next to the London School of Economics! I just signed up for the two classes I will be taking – the technical writing course that all engineers must take (WRIT340) and engineering economy (ISE460).   I have never been outside of North America, …

Lauren Pelo-2015My Summer: London Study Abroad!

Summer 2012: Viterbi Study Abroad

morelle arian Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This past summer I went on a USC Viterbi Summer Abroad Program. I spent two months in Madrid, Spain, and it was one of my favorite experiences at USC thus far. As an engineer, though it is possible to study abroad, I didn’t want to spend an entire semester away from USC. This program is a great compromise to get …

morelle arianSummer 2012: Viterbi Study Abroad
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Being a Woman in Viterbi

melanie Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Being a woman in Engineering at USC has been an amazing experience so far! I always knew I would go into some sort of technical field, and high school got me accustomed to taking classes with significantly fewer girls than guys. At USC, I really don’t even notice the girl to guy ratio in my classes—the collaborative environment encourages me …

melanieBeing a Woman in Viterbi
Global Grand Challenges Summit in London

USC in a Word: Global

zach g. Why USC Leave a Comment

As I tweeted a few days back, one of the main reasons that I came to USC was in order to see more of the world. Had never left U.S. before coming to @USC. Will have traveled to Honduras, U.K., Argentina, and S. Korea by end of semester #USCmeansGlobal — Zach Gima (@ZTakeo) March 10, 2013 With my junior year …

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USC In a Word: Engaging

katherine Uncategorized, Why USC Leave a Comment

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