Highlights of my Junior Year at USC

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This semester has absolutely flown by, and I cannot believe that I am almost a senior!! It has been a crazy busy semester, but I feel like I have learned more in this year than in any other of my life. I could go on and on about every big thing that has happened, but I’ll limit this blog to …

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My Semester at a Glance

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Hi everyone! I cannot believe that the last week of classes for this semester are over. Final exams are all that stand between the summer and me. I cannot wait to spend some time with my family and finalize my summer internship plans in the next couple of weeks. I’ll tell you about some of my favorite memories from this …

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Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

markus marliu Markus, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

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What I am looking forward to this summer!

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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Loved spending the evening with other VSAs!

The Viterbi Awards

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This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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USC iPodia Program

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Hi all! As the semester is coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of the courses I have taken.  This semester I am enrolled in the USC iPodia Program (ENGR 345).  This is a unique program that allows students from around the world to come together in a single course and collaborate.   The official course name …

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My Advice for Freshman: Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

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Hey everyone, Hope that your week is wrapping up well, I know that mine certainly is! My blog post isn’t going to be a novel this week simply because my advice for freshman is just one quote, one quote which I adopted as I was going to college and changed my life forever.

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

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Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought …

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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Hey all, Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

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Freshman Year Survival Guide

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To all the incoming USC freshmen this guide may concern: Welcome to the Trojan Family! You all have rightfully earned your spot here at USC and in one of the nation’s top engineering schools, the Viterbi School of Engineering. In high school, you all probably were great students and involved in extracurricular activities. I expect the same (and more) once …

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We had so much fun at the Viterbi Awards!

My Best Advice to Freshmen- Don’t be Afraid to Ask For Help

sarah bass Lyssa, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I’m going to start by saying that everyone at USC is really smart- everyone I’ve met including myself was a top student in high school who got good grades and did well.  In general a lot of people were the ones that got asked to help but never had to ask for help.  Engineering school is different.

sarah bassMy Best Advice to Freshmen- Don’t be Afraid to Ask For Help
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Heatbleed Bug

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Hey all! As sort of a Public Service Announcement (PSA), I have recently become aware of a serious security flaw in many of the websites, and internet servers currently used by majority of the world.  This flaw has become known as the Heartbleed bug and can allow for the attacker to access usernames, passwords, credentials, emails, messages, bank accounts, Social …

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My ISE 576 Project: Life Cycle Assessment of a Desalination Plant

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Hi everyone! In the next four weeks I have three major projects due, one of which is for my grad class, ISE 576 Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction. The purpose of the project is to apply the industrial ecology tools to an actual technology system and analyze it on a life-cycle basis. For our project my team is focusing on water …

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Myths of a Woman in Engineering

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As women in engineering, ever think about whether you’ll be the only female in your class, whether teachers would treat you differently, or even if other girls not studying engineering would accept you?  While initially these thoughts may be concerning, as a female engineer at USC, I haven’t even given them a second thought.

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Women In Engineering At USC

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Hey ladies! If you are interested in engineering then you know that the industry is, historically, predominately male . However that is changing and the Viterbi School of Engineering is a great example of a progressive program that both welcomes and encourages women in engineering.

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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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Why I Love Attending USC

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It’s so hard to believe that I am already almost halfway done with my time at USC as an undergraduate student. The time really does seem to fly by. Looking back over my past two years at this wonderful university, I realized I honestly could not imagine myself anywhere else. Unlike some people at USC, I was not born and …

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USC – The Right Pick for Me

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Hey everyone! I hope you have had enjoyable weeks. I took a week off from blogging to take a trip to Mexico for spring break and had a great time! Now that I’m back in the groove of things, I cannot believe this school year is already coming to an end, and I will be a junior before I know it. …

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With the rest of the Order of the Torch crew.

Why I Chose USC Four Years Ago and Why I Couldn’t Be Happier!

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So it seems like just yesterday this was happening …. I was anxious about which college I was going to attend. Which colleges would I get into? Where would the best fit for me be? All of these questions were swirling through my head. I had applied to 14 different colleges and put countless hours of hard work into every …

brentonWhy I Chose USC Four Years Ago and Why I Couldn’t Be Happier!