Retreat Weekend: 5 Things That Are Worth Driving 8 Hours For

Jose Hernandez Jose, Service, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Morning everyone, This past weekend I got to go back to my hometown for a few days. Even though I live relatively close to USC, I don’t tend to go home very often. The 6-8 hour round trip in traffic can definitely be a drag. However, I chose to make this drive because of something that’s really important to me. When I was a sophomore …

My Current Favorite Podcasts!

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Helloo friends! Recently, I’ve found myself getting really into podcasts. They’re the perfect thing for me to listen to when I’m cooking (mindlessly chopping up vegetables can get REALLY tedious), commuting to my internship at JPL, or even walking to class. I love how they teach me something every single day, and I feel like I’m using my down time …

Making the Most of Your Units

Maria Maria, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

I’m sure if you’re considering engineering you’ve started to hear about heavy course-loads, technical classes, and of course, no free time. At least, that’s what I was expecting. I came into engineering ready to take my major classes and grind. I heard my friends talking about how they wanted to take dance or piano and thought, “oh yeah, what’s your …

Art History – More than Paintings and Stone

Naish Naish, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Let’s face it – as an engineer you probably enjoy taking engineering classes more than writing classes or explorations of the classics. However, that isn’t to say that these classes you’re required to take (you can even view them as an opportunity) aren’t a valuable learning experience that seriously broadens the scope of a traditional engineering education. For instance, this …

An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …

Viterbi Takes the Real World: The Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Challenge

Rhea Choudhury Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Social entrepreneurs are generally defined as people who create with the intent of having a large impact in the greater community. Innovation with a purpose, engineering for a cause– social entrepreneurs craft small solutions for big problems. As a member of the Viterbi family, I’ve always been a problem solver; I was drawn to the idea of social entrepreneurship because …

Viterbi Abroad: Where in the World is Michael Thorson

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Hello everyone! This summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the Viterbi Summer Overseas program. It all started in late May, when I met up with 40 or so other Viterbi students in Madrid, Spain for summer classes. I soon realized however that this was no ordinary study abroad program. Not only had Viterbi managed to fit writing and …

USC Bucketlist – The Best Events and Traditions at USC

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Hi guys,   This week I wanted to lay out a couple of things at USC that I think are truly special; while this list isn’t all inclusive, there’s a bunch of great starting points for you to see what events and traditions around USC are awesome! USC Gamedays Whether or not you are an avid football fan like myself, …

And We’re Back!

Maria Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey all! First things first: obligatory “spring back into things” pun in honor of spring semester, a magical time of three day weekends, spring break, and slowly breaking your New Year’s resolutions! Let’s talk winter break! Here’s a nice album of what I’ve been doing the past month:   If my fun, zesty photos don’t speak for themselves, I had …

Fall Semester Highlights

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This semester has been one for the books! I have taken some of the most interesting classes since I started at USC, while also exploring this beautiful city. Here are just 10 of my favorite memories from this semester: Day at the Museum with SHPE There really is no better feeling that being able to give back to the local …

Fall 2015 Look back

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Winter break’s just around the corner and all I can think about is how much fun this semester has been! Here are the highlights: Weekender at Berkeley: a USC tradition, one of my favorite fall activities are not just going to football games but going to Nor Cal to see a football game!  Every other year we alternate between playing …

Reflections for Fall ’15: My 10 Top Memories

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Naish, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

What a semester! As we move past Thanksgiving, and towards the Holidays, I am reminded of a quote from Winston Churchill: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but also of reflection”. Reflection about each semester is important, and as serious as it sounds, it can be of anything- memories, class, life, anything at all. So, in the spirit …