Settling Into a New Semester

Daniel Donchev Best of LA, Biomedical, Daniel, Entrepreneurship, Food, Free Time, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Service, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

It’s 2018. I’m now a second semester junior and it’s showing in my course work. Four of the classes I’m taking are upper division including my senior design project class, BME-405, in which we are expected to collaborate in teams to design and implement a device for monitoring or therapy that could develop into a commercial product. We’re going to …

It’s My Last Semester?!?

Shayna Goldberger Electrical, Shayna

I blinked and somehow ended up in my final semester of college. As cliché as it sounds, it feels like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm in New/North, nervous and excited (but mostly nervous) about what was going to happen. Well, seven incredible semesters later and here I am. Though everyone keeps asking about my post-grad plans, …

I Switched My Major Second Semester Sophomore Year?!

Celeste Goodwin Aerospace and Mechanical, Celeste, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering

Coming back to my fourth semester at USC, you would think that things would just go on as they have been, but you’d be wrong!! The first week of classes this semester, I was hit with a huge realization. I thought I maybe wanted to switch my major! I wrote a bunch of pro-con lists, consulted with my friends, talked …

Second Semester Sophomore Year

Camila Salomon Gnecco Camila, Civil and Environmental, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life

Winter Break in Florida Luckily, this Winter Break I escaped the cold. Really my whole life I've escaped the cold/snow growing up in Florida, and going to college in Southern California.As the second week of school rolls by, I'm excited for what's in store in my classes. This is the first semester where all of my classes (except for the ...

The Forecast for the Semester is…

Namita Prakash Namita

I can’t believe we’re already a week (and a HALF) into the semester?! I swear I just got over jet lag like yesterday. . .          Winter break was great but felt super short. I went to India for little over two weeks and I spent my first three days there pretty much sleeping 24/7. My grandparents …

Home from the Holidays!

Bria Bria, Food Leave a Comment

hello hello happy new year!! We just wrapped up our first week back from winter break aka Week 1/15 of my last semester of undergrad 🙁 Going home this winter break was actually really tough this year because I was not ready to leave SC and all of the awesome people here. Especially now that I’m 21, there’s just SO …

Best Workouts at USC and Setting Goals as an Engineer

Natalie Monger Athletics, Computer Science, Natalie, Service, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus

Happy New Year and new semester! The main goal I set for myself for spring 2018 is to get on a better fitness schedule. Since you all are probably starting your goals for the new year as well, I thought this would be a good chance to share some of my favorite workout places around USC and give tips on …

Winter Break Extravaganza

Shuntaro Nishi Free Time, Internship, Involvement, Major, Shuntaro, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Work

“So what did you do over the break?” The ultimate ice breaker for students when they return for the spring semester. I decided to take this post to discuss what I exactly I did. The first thing I did was sleep. After finals season I needed to get some energy back. After a full day I went back to working …

An Actually Winter-y Break Outside of SoCal

Celeste Goodwin Biomedical, Celeste, Food, Free Time, Viterbi Life, Why USC

We’re back in classes now, my fourth semester at USC ahhhh, but that doesn’t mean I have forgotten about winter break yet! It was an awesome time, and gave me a nice rest up for the next semester to come. One of my first activities of break was going to Mammoth Mountain to go snowboarding with my USC friends! We …

Winter Break Highlights- snow, fam, & rocks

Nathan Alvarez Best of LA, Free Time, Hikes, Nathan, Sports, Viterbi Life

I know I already wrote about Thanksgiving break, but there was no way I could just leave out everything I’ve done the past month. From snow trips to watching sports with friends to taking a road trip, Winter Break was nothing but sweetness. Here are my highlights: 1. Snowboarding! Take a trip to mammoth, big bear, or whatever’s closest to …

…Break | 2018

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Naish

Reflect and respond – those are some of the bits of advice from friends, family, and acquaintances that seem to resonate most strongly when looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018. On one hand, it’s easy to revel in the great moments of the previous year and wish you were there again. Other camps prefer to move on forward …

Lessons from the Year

Suveena Thanawala Suveena Leave a Comment

Hey guys, happy 2018! I hope you all got to celebrate 🙂 In light of a new year, I thought it might be cool to make a quick post about some of the 5 most important things I’ve learned in 2017. You’ve heard this before, as have I, but it’s something that was very true and very helpful for me to …

Winter Break Has Arrvied!

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Free Time, Ramiro, Viterbi Life

Tis’ the season to celebrate relaxation! After a long semester, winter break couldn’t have come soon enough. To give a little recap of what this semester entailed, I took classes that ranged from spacecraft propulsion to american cultures. I also started to work at Honeybee while also having some robotics competitions for the USC VEX Team. It was a busy …

Finally Going Home!

Suveena Thanawala Free Time, Suveena Leave a Comment

Finals are done and I’m finally getting chance to go home an extended time for the first time in a really long time! I have almost 4 weeks at home. That’s four weeks of my favorite people, home-cooked meals, and the best ice cream ever. Winters in California aren’t really what you expect for a normal winter, with snow and …

Neuroscience, Games, and Data in Dance

Natalie Monger Computer Science, Natalie, Service, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus

Many students coming to college for engineering want to know if it’s possible to take classes in other areas, or electives as we call them. My answer is always… YES! I wrote about an elective I took this semester, Future Cinema, during the middle of the semester, and I now want to write about two other electives I took as …

It’s that time again…

Suveena Thanawala Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

…finals season! This is sort of the critical point in the semester, now that you’re done with midterms and you’ve learned all the material, most classes have a final exam, which can range anywhere from 10-45 percent of your final grade, sometimes even more, depending on the professor and subject. So that means these can make or break your grades…no …

Tip #2: Study Study Study

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Professional & Academic, Ramiro, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life

Finals Season is amongst us! So how better to prepare than some little tips I have to offer. Here’s episode 2 of Ramiro’s Tips and Tricks! I think there are three very important things to successfully studying and preparing for examinations. Firstly, I think to be able to study well, you should find a place that you can fully focus. …

It’s about that time of year again…..Finals Season!

Desiree James Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Viterbi Life

The weather is a little cooler and the leaves are slowly falling,which means it’s every college student’s favorite time of year…..Finals Season! The entire semester is basically a build up to this one week and a half of final projects, papers, and exams, and I for one could not be more ready for this season to pass. working on our …