Patrick and I enjoying our time in Venice

My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …

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Oh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

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Today marks the start of the last week of classes. At the end of this week, I will be half way done with college, having completed two full years here at the University of Southern California. Looking back on these last two years, I am a little nostalgic and somewhat melancholy that I only have two more years to spend …

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Some friends and I in Madrid

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 …

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The Parthenon, atop the Acropolis in Athens

I Came, I Saw, I Conquered: Winter Break 2014

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As I stepped off the airplane into the cold confines of John F. Kennedy International Airport, I received a text message from my father that would jumpstart my winter break. Without any warning, my father and mother had scheduled a family vacation to Greece! So, five days after landing in New York City, I was off again, this time to …

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A Summer in Sweden

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Hej från Sverige!  Despite summer having been only a couple of weeks, I’ve already fallen in love with Sweden.  Interning at a powder metals company in the southern part of Sweden, only a short commute to Denmark, I have been trying to do as much sightseeing as I can. 

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Diamond Jubilee in Trafalgar Square.

Viterbi Summer Overseas in London

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  The past six weeks have flown by, and it is crazy to think that I only have two more weeks left in London! With at least one main essay each week, homework, weekly quizzes, traveling every weekend (and I mean every weekend), and trying to see London to feel like I actually lived here, I have decided that sleep …

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Midsummer!

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Being in the Skåne part of Sweden this summer because of an internship, I was lucky enough to witness one of Sweden’s biggest holidays: Midsummer.  Midsummer takes place towards the end of June on the longest day of the year in which the sun can sometimes set around as late as eleven pm.  The Friday before this day, to be exact  June 21st for this …

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USC Students at the Hyundai Factory

My Summer So Far!

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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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Summer Escapades!

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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 …

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Downtown London

My Summer: London Study Abroad!

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This summer, I am going to be studying abroad in London at the USC ACCENT Center right next to the London School of Economics! I just signed up for the two classes I will be taking – the technical writing course that all engineers must take (WRIT340) and engineering economy (ISE460).   I have never been outside of North America, …

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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, …

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Tourist picture at the Trevi fountain while studying abroad in Rome!

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 …

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My date, Meaghin, and I! Can you see the Vesper Lynd going on with my outfit? Okay, it's basically just the lipstick...

Viterbi Ball and My Summer Options

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Brace yourselves… the Viterbi Ball blog posts are coming. Though that’s not a bad thing! It was so fun hanging out with my fellow VSA’s this year, and we certainly had a blast. Of course, shoutout to Steve who was voted Viterbi King! This was only my second Viterbi Ball, but it completely blew away my expectations after last year, …

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Junior Year Spring

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I can’t believe I only have 3 semesters of undergrad left at USC! This semester I’m taking five civil engineering classes, and for the first time ever I don’t have Friday classes! I’m taking Geotechnical Engineering, Reinforced Concrete Design, Theory of Structures II, Building Science II, and the class I’m most excited for, Sustainable Design and Construction where I’ll be …

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The whole group in Andalucia!

Looking back on Study Abroad!

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As the year progresses (and gets increasingly harder!), and as some of my friends are finding out that they will be studying abroad next semester, I can’t help but recall my own study abroad experiences in Madrid. Studying abroad was far and away one of the greatest experiences of my life. To any and all who are considering I would …

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My cousins and I on Splash Mountain at Disneyland.

Summer 2012: Episode III

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It’s almost back-to-school time, and I couldn’t be more excited!! I have an awesome Fall class schedule, I ordered my books today, and basically, school is all I can think about! Ok so it’s still technically summer, but so what? We’re on the brink of an amazing football season, a great sorority rush at AXO, and I’m about to start …

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Traveling Through Europe!

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Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a FANTASTIC summer! I’d like to update you on what I’ve been up to! The Viterbi Summer Overseas Program that I was doing in Madrid ended a couple of weeks ago. The last week of the program was full of mixed feelings: stress over our Writing 340 final projects and packing, excitement to …

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The Lisbon group at the National Palace

Adios Madrid! The End of Viterbi Overseas

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Hello from gorgeous San Diego! I just arrived today back from Europe, after an incredible experience studying abroad with Viterbi Overseas in Madrid. The last time I blogged we were about halfway through with the program. Little did I know how busy I would be in the last couple weeks, with homework and traveling! While I started the trip only …

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10 Observations From Abroad

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For background, I’m spending the summer traveling through Europe. I’ve been there a week now and here’s a list of some of the things I’ve noticed. 1. USC gear gets noticed So far we have been stopped in the streets twice because we were wearing USC shirts. Our European alumni are just as proud as the Americans 2. I don’t …

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Fountain in Sevilla

Summer in Spain!

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¡Hola! This summer I’m studying abroad in Madrid with the Viterbi Overseas Program! So far I have been having a fantastic time. Madrid is an amazing city, and the perfect one for me to study abroad in. I took one year of Spanish in 8th grade, so I know just enough to get by, but not enough that I don’t have …

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