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 …

Why study abroad?

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I never thought I would have time to study abroad due to my ROTC commitment and heavy course load until I heard about Viterbi’s Summer Overseas program. It’s the perfect length of time (6 weeks) and it’s conveniently in the summer! I’m super excited to apply for multiple reasons. USC has plenty to offer in terms of diversity (we enroll more international …

Fall Semester at a Glance

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Goal for the summer: With a job offer already in hand (yay Microsoft!!!!!), my goal this semester is to be as stress free as possible. Though I’m taking a super heavy course load (for no particular reason), starting (possibly) robotics research, and trying this new thing called a social life, I’m stoked to stay stress free. Today’s worry: surrounds my …