A Solid Start to Summer

Patrick Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Howdy! Summer is already well underway but it still feels like it’s just starting. Upon finishing my last final, I left the same day for a long plane ride back to Dallas and began preparing for my two interviews the following day. Shortly after boarding, however, the flight attendant came on over the intercom to let us know that DFW …

PatrickA Solid Start to Summer
With the Dow Corporate Shuttle

Traveling, Working, and Learning

cassandra Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey everyone!  It’s been a long time since my last blog, but I’m excited to let you know how my summer has been going!! In the past 3 weeks, I have been in 2 countries, 4 major cities, and have taken 6 flights.  It’s been a crazy 3 weeks for sure, but so. much. fun. I got back from Korea …

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Summer Fun at Davis

Archana Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

This summer, I headed to UC Davis to intern at a Nephrology lab, which focuses primarily on renal cancer. So far, I can’t really say I’ve done a lot. I’m still getting accustomed to the lab, and most of my time is taken up following a post-doc around the lab as she does various assays, cell cultures, and western blots. …

ArchanaSummer Fun at Davis
The gorgeous building I work in - right on the South Waterfront in Portland.

My Summer Internship: Modeling Cell Movement

Juliana Juliana, Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

While the move from rainy Portland, Oregon to sunny Los Angeles, California for school was startling, the move back for the summer has probably been even more of an adjustment. It’s been pretty dreary weather since I got back to the City of Roses (or City of Bridges if you prefer) and I’m definitely missing my LA sunshine! On the …

JulianaMy Summer Internship: Modeling Cell Movement
Fog + Forest = awesome

A Very Unexpected Summer

greg Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Last summer, I was very upset that I did not get an internship. Therefore, I started working hard since last September at applying to lots of different internships. I looked into the petroleum industry, commodity chemicals industry, utility companies, research laboratories, and even the aerospace industry. I can’t even keep track of how many internships I applied to. It seemed …

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Making a Splash

Jordan Jordan, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Last month I was able to go to Gainesville, Georgia to compete in the ACRA National Championships for crew. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle that is the city of Los Angeles, but the best part of the trip was training and competing at the 1996 Olympic venue (pictured).   I had never been to …

JordanMaking a Splash

My Summer Internship

haley Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

I’m currently in my third week as a summer intern at a mobile platform company called 3Cinteractive, and so far it’s been amazing. I have learned so many new things and have been taken under the wings of the Software Development team. When I first arrived, I was pretty startled- this is not like any “office” I have ever been …

haleyMy Summer Internship
My team with students from USC, PKU, and KAIST

Starting Summer with some Travel!

Lyssa Summer Experiences 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 …

LyssaStarting Summer with some Travel!

Summer and Fall Interning in Germany!

Makana Makana, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! We are about a month into summer, but I am still reflecting on the last semester at USC, since I actually won’t be back until next spring. That second semester of my sophomore year was key for me in finding the right balance between my work at VARC, my research and my work as a VSA and with …

MakanaSummer and Fall Interning in Germany!

Getting some SPACE this summer …

Pedro Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

My summer got off to a great start! Very unexpected surprises but I am happy to be where I am at. When I accepted my offer to rejoin Northrop Grumman this summer as part of an Intern Rotation Program, I was expecting to work under a different directorate for the same Unmanned Combat Air Systems project for the X-47B. Last …

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The Trojan Family is Real, I Promise.

Lauren Lauren P., Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Mid-step class, while I was going right instead of left, jumping instead of squatting, kicking instead of punching, I was spotted. Probably by everyone in the class for my lack of rhythm, but more importantly, by a USC alumna who was also taking the class. She noticed the USC shirt that I was wearing (probably second to noticing my lack …

LaurenThe Trojan Family is Real, I Promise.
Big Sur

A Summer in Los Angeles

morelle arian Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

This summer, instead of going home to Seattle, I decided to stay in LA. I’ve met a lot of USC students who are also staying here – some are taking summer classes, others are doing research, and a lot are doing internships like me. It’s my first summer in LA and I’ve only been here for two weeks and I …

morelle arianA Summer in Los Angeles
My brothers and I at my cousins wedding!!

Family First

erica Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Freshman year was easily one of the most exciting years of my life. However, it was also the longest time I’ve ever spent away from my family.  Living 2,000 miles away from our home in Chicago, I only got to see them over a few major holidays.  My two brothers, Aaron and Elliott, have always been my best friends and …

ericaFamily First
My beautiful chip shot from the rough!

No Internship, No Problem

Alex Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

As I sat in front of my computer screen pondering what to blog about, I realized that I could use a job. As I perused Twitter to overcome my writer’s block, I loved reading the tweets about neat internships at Disney and GE, and I wished I had taken advantage of similar opportunities. Before rushing to any unfair judgments about …

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The Science of Fried Chicken

maisie gwynne Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

At the beginning of this summer, I went to the North Carolina coast to visit my family. I thought I was getting away from science, chemistry and engineering (if only for just a little bit) but I soon found myself in my aunt’s kitchen working on a science project – fried chicken. My aunt and mom have been trying to …

maisie gwynneThe Science of Fried Chicken
USC Students at the Hyundai Factory

My Summer So Far!

gavin Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! So we’re a few weeks into summer, and it’s already been an eventful one! I just got back a couple weeks ago from Korea, where I was finishing up the iPodia class (a global innovation class we can take with students from 4 other universities- PKU in China, KAIST in Korea, Aachen in Germany, and Technion in Israel). …

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My First Summer in LA!

natalie Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summers so far! I sure know I have. This is my 3rd week interning at Boeing and I am learning so much and having a blast in my first summer in LA. First, it’s Father’s Day! So happy Father’s Day to my Dad! Love you! Now more on my internship: I’m a mechanical …

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Summer Escapades!

vlad Summer Experiences, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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!
Floating Cafe in Graz, Austria

Summertime and the Livings Easy

caitlin Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

I can not believe its almost summer and I am about to graduate.  It seems like just yesterday that I was a freshman. Anyways I am here to tell you about my summer plans. First off let me just start by saying that I have never been so excited for summer to come.  My summer is chalk-full of things to do. For …

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Summer 2013: Northrop Grumman

Pedro Summer Experiences, Viterbi Engineering, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey there! Last day of instruction was on Friday and even though I am fearful of the intricacies that my graceful EE 202, Math 245, and Physics 153 Professors will decide to put on the finals, I am looking forward to getting it over with. Cannot believe that I am a summer away from being a Junior. This summer, I …

PedroSummer 2013: Northrop Grumman