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 …

More About India

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In my blog last week, I briefly discussed my trip to India.  Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to travel to Rajasthan, India with the USC Volunteer Center.  This week, I want to delve into further detail about the trip that changed my life.

Starting Summer with some Travel!

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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 …

Reflecting on Spring ’13 and Looking Forward to Summer

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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 …

Being a Woman in Viterbi

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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 …

USC in a Word: Global

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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. https://twitter.com/ZTakeo/status/310558953425739776 With my junior year winding down, I can honestly say that USC has fulfilled this desire. There’s no other way to describe USC other than global. With global initiatives across all of the …

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, …

USC Scholars Program

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One of the things I most remember about USC from my visits as a high school senior was learning about the Renaissance Scholars program. The staff and students I met described it as a way to honor students pursuing a combination of studies in widely separated fields. This intrigued me because although I was visiting USC as a prospective engineering …

Steve’s Spring Semester at a Glance

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Well, it’s finally here. Second semester senior year! This is definitely going to be a solid grand finale semester. I’m actually taking the most classes I’ve ever taken at once (6), they’re all engineering, and two are grad classes. Fun story: only two of those are actually required for me to graduate, I just wanted to squeeze as many cool …

Where did this semester go?

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This semester feels like it went by faster than any other I’ve had at USC! I can’t believe I’m about to be a second semester junior. I would have to say my biggest accomplishment and favorite part about this semester is increased involvement with my extracurricular activities. I was really committed to my job as a lifeguard, my sorority, and …