Shayna Goes Abroad Part 7: Why Hong Kong

Shayna Goldberger Abroad, Shayna 0 Comments

I think the number one question I’ve been asked since deciding to study abroad is why I chose to come to Hong Kong. And, as with most decisions in my life (like why I chose USC, or why I chose to major in electrical engineering), I’ve realized the reasons I decided on Hong Kong and the reasons why I’ve loved …

AthenaHacks! An Interview With One of the Founders

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Computer Science, Involvement, Shana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Female empowerment. I’m so here for it. Female empowerment in tech… IM SO HERE FOR IT. A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to attend AthenaHacks, Southern California’s FIRST and ONLY all female Hackathon created for women by women (and USC women nonetheless!). Ladies from universities all across So-Cal came to USC for 2-Days filled with hacking, innovation, …

My Study Tips

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Finals are fast approaching, so as the semester winds up, I’m going to share some of my study tips that I’ve learned over the last four years. Find a place where you’re comfortable. – The fastest way to kill productivity is to always be worrying about how your chair is too stiff, or the desk is too low, …

Shayna Goes Abroad Part 6: USC vs UST

Shayna Goldberger Uncategorized 0 Comments

The school I am attending for this semester is called the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, abbreviated to HKUST, more commonly just called UST. If you think that gets confusing with telling people I go to USC, you’re right. But despite the rhyming acronyms, I’ve definitely found some significant differences between the two schools. Size: UST has just …

Your Health is Most Important

Anya Bonner Anya, Uncategorized 0 Comments

My grandma always says, “If you don’t got your health, you don’t got nothin’.” With midterms, music festivals, and the end of the spring upon us, life can get really busy, really quickly. All of the end of the year work, final projects, and group assignments feel like they’re piling up. During this stressful time, it’s incredibly important to make …

Passover at USC

Nathan Curtis Nathan, Social & Diversity 0 Comments

Chag Sameach! This past week was Passover, which is a week-long holiday celebrated by people of the Jewish faith. For the entire holiday, we aren’t supposed to eat grains or legumes. This includes bread, oatmeal, rice, corn, peas, beans, and peanuts. PEANUTS. Apparently, it’s a legume, whatever that is. Do you have any idea how many things have peanuts in …

Getting Around: Transportation around USC

Rhea Choudhury Best of LA, Free Time, Rhea, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

With the May 1st signing deadline drawing closer and closer, I’ve gotten the chance to hang out with a ton of you guys– prospective students!! It’s been awesome getting to know all of you, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some incredibly talented and diverse people, and USC is truly lucky to have applicants/prospectives like you all. That being said, …

Having a Blast at the USC ISE Annual Banquet

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey everyone! This week was the ISE Annual Banquet, an end of the year celebration for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students in the ISE major, as well as ISE faculty and staff. As the Programming Director for the USC Chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), my job was to plan everything about the event, from the …

For Every Scene Kid

Suveena Thanawala Music, Suveena, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Last night my freshman year roommate and I went to see Simple Plan (that’s the same “I’m Just a Kid” Simple Plan you’re probably thinking of) at the Wiltern, and it was AMAZING. One of the reasons my roommate and I chose to live together last year via a roommate search Facebook page was because of how similar our music …

Shayna Goes Abroad Part 5: Sista Sista

Shayna Goldberger Abroad, Shayna 0 Comments

The last week of March, my older sister came to visit! She spent four days in Hong Kong, and I got to be part tour guide, showing her around my stomping grounds, and part tourist, hitting up some of the main sites I hadn’t been to yet (including the cultural center of Disneyland Hong Kong). It was great to feel …

“Hey Ankur, What’s a Hackathon?”

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Computer Science, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Glad you asked! Hackathons are two to three-day long events that are held over the course of a weekend at universities across the nation (and the world)! They usually feature several hundred college students, a handful of corporate sponsors, and thousands of dollars in prizes, awards, and other fun incentives. Overall, the goal of a hackathon is to encourage students …

It’s hard being a woman in engineering, but Viterbi will always have your back.

Betty Betty, Campus Events, Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Sorry for the long title, but I had a pretty transformative experience last week I wanted to write about because it literally just confirmed why I love Viterbi, and why every woman should go here. So like I’ve blogged about A LOT before (since this has consumed my life), I’m starting a company! And we’re starting it with the Viterbi …

Griffith Observatory

Naish Best of LA, Museums, Naish 0 Comments

L.A. is not Colorado, of course, but that doesn’t mean that mountains (or, large hills from my biased perspective) are not within close reach. There are views aplenty in Los Angeles and the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, and some of the easiest and accessible areas are a 15 minute drive from USC near Downtown LA. Last weekend, I visited the …

Sprang Break in Rosarito!

Shana Douglass Free Time, Shana 0 Comments

Ballin on a budget is my college motto. While many college students go the typical Cancun or Cabo route (#basic), the way my bank account is set up… I had to get creative. This year my friends and I, affectionately known as the Junkyard, reserved an AirBNB and took a road trip to Rosarito Mexico. Rosarito is a small touristy …

Women’s Club Ice Hockey at USC

Ellen Athletics, Ellen 0 Comments

Hi everyone! The year is really winding down, and since I’m about to graduate, I’m feeling very nostalgic for all the fun things I’ve had a chance to do in my four years here.  This weekend, I’m actually in Las Vegas for an ice hockey tournament.  Since it’s the last time I’ll be playing for the USC women’s club team, …