Paris Reunion!

claire-2012 Viterbi Life 1 Comment

Last summer I studied abroad in Paris, France for seven weeks through the Viterbi Overseas Program (http://viterbi.usc.edu/students/undergrad/overseas/summerprograms.htm) and can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life and undergraduate experience at USC.  I took two courses while I was there—a technical writing course (WRIT 340) and a French History/Culture class which was a great way to …

I am back and alive.

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Wholly cow. I have a confession to make, to all those reading to this. I have not blogged in a long time, and I should have. I’m gonna get on it. No excuses, to be had, but loads of good stories from distinct parts of my year abroad are coming on up, so stay tuned. I’m not sure if the …

Random Thoughts for the Week

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Well the academy award nominations came out on Tuesday.  Everything went pretty much as expected.  There were a few snubs here and there: Christopher Nolan for Director, Barbara Hershey for Supporting Actress, Andrew Garfield for Supporting Actor.  But other than that, the Academy agreed with the predictions (and with me) about which movies were the best of the year.  Now …

USC Engineering: Outside the Classroom

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Engineering isn’t easy. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible or terrible at all. A student’s experience as an engineer at USC involves far more than the requisite lectures, labs, and exams. Sure, these provide, reinforce, and test technical knowledge. But being an engineer involves more than just this. And I would argue that some of the most important skills …

In Europe

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Well hello from the other side of the pond! I’m now 8 hours ahead of LA time! So finally, I can get up in the afternoon….and still make it in time for my morning classes! Only problem…is that I’m a bit far away: Nice, France. I am no doubt less busy at the moment than most other people….still on vacation …

Endless Summer

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Summer has already been phenomenal. I finished finals on Friday afternoon, so I got to spend the weekend enjoying some good times with friends — including Iron Man 2, The Pantry, and midnight adventures through the Hollywood Hills. Today, unfortunately, I had to pack up my SC life and bring it back to Santa Barbara. As sad as I am …