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Why I Chose USC

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There were 4 main things I was looking for in my college experience. 1. Academics The first was that I wanted to go to a school with a rigorous engineering program because that was my intended study, but also had a good reputation for other academic programs like business and arts and sciences just in case I decided after getting to college that …

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Why USC: To Boldly Go Where No Alex Had Gone Before

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“Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” As May 1st, 2012, college decision deadline quickly approached, I probably spent more time thinking about New Space (What is New Space? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewSpace) than …

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How I Decided on (and Then Fell in Love With) USC

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I’ve been lucky to spend the past three years at my happiest place on earth, USC. And even through it seems like forever ago, that means it’s only been three short years since I was staring at a pile of acceptance packages from schools all over the country, completely unsure of how I was expected to decide. I was 17, …

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Why USC? An Environment of Perpetual Advancement

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Hey guys, I hope you all had a restful and relaxing Spring Break! I had my wisdom teeth removed so it wasn’t the most exciting, but I did get a lot of sleep, so that was nice. This week I’m going to talk about a few of the reasons I chose to attend USC. I pretty much knew what general …

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Why USC? Why Viterbi?

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Hey guys, I’m sure as you are all starting to hear back from your college applications you’re starting to get to the hard part. What? You mean the countless hours of applications weren’t the hardest part of the process? Sad to say, but actually choosing where you want to go is really the thing that a lot of students have …

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Travel Tips for Out-of-State Students

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Hey everyone, Happy Spring Break! This week I’m traveling home to Portland, Oregon in order to have my wisdom teeth removed. Instead of giving you the gory details on my oral surgery I decided instead to share some travel tips for out of state students! I’ve always loved traveling, but I hadn’t done a lot of traveling on my own …

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Space Mission Design

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Hi guys, Classes have been quite busy, but all a great learning experience.  I have the opportunity to take Space Mission Design which essentially provides a certain issue, and you get the chance to design a mission to address this need.  This semester we are looking to track the migration patterns of whales and stream live video from tagged whales. …

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SCupper at El Cholo

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With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …

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USC’s Hidden Talent

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Hi Guys, By this time you will begin to hear back from a number of great universities and will be deciding which is the best fit.  I had not realized the extent of USC’s sphere of influence, nor the accessibility to talent around the world.  Needless to say, arriving at USC, I was pleasantly surprised. To prevent myself from just listing …

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Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

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Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

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Freshman Year Housing!

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Hi guys, Freshman year is a wild and crazy time filled with new experiences in a new environment.  One of the best experiences is moving in and meeting all of the people in your dorm.  Freshman year I lived in Marks Hall where I grew close to all of the other students living there.  Marks Hall was only three stories …

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The Nature of Competition

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Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

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Back from Break!

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Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

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A Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!

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It’s hard to believe that I’m in my last semester of college! I have five exciting classes to look forward to in the last push before graduation, and I am really looking forward to what I will be learning this semester. I am in three biomedical engineering classes this semester, along with two fun electives to get as much as …

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Exploring LA: The Getty Museum

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Hey everyone! After an awesomely busy parents’ weekend, I’m back to tell you guys about another one of my favorite places that I’ve found in Los Angeles: The Getty Museum! A scenic half-hour drive north of campus, it’s always a nice place to hang out with friends or visiting family. The Getty Museum is in the Santa Monica mountains, just …

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Manhattan Beach and Mammoth Mountain

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Even though it took me a little while to get there, when I got to Manhattan Beach this year before school, I knew it was a special place. It was one of those moments when you’re like I have to make a lot of money and live there at some point. I even went there this weekend with my one …

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Passion is All Around Us

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Hi all! Lately a few videos have been forwarded to me regarding a number of interesting individuals.  The videos ranged from athletes, to dancers, musicians, and craftsmen.  After watching the numerous videos I began to gain a new respect and understanding for people who dedicate their life to a craft or a skill.  These are people who have found something …

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Those Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way

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Hey All! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and either got a lot of candy or were able to spend it doing something you really enjoyed!  A few friends from my hometown came to visit during this time and it made me really realize how far I have come since middle and high school.  We are not completely different …

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The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

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Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

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