10 (Super Fun) Differences Between High School and College

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Hey y’all. It’s the beginning of August, which means that school is almost back!! Target Back to School catalogs are coming in the mail and I’m very excited. Whether this means that you’re going into your junior/senior year of high school or you’re coming into the USC Class of 2021 (!!!), I wanted to share a few awesome differences between …

Back to School: College Edition

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To all the new Trojans, welcome to the family! You’re in for a wild and amazing ride for the next four years, and you couldn’t have picked a better school. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re feeling a mix of excitement and back-to-school jitters — that was me before my freshman year! With only a few weeks before classes start, …

Off to College, Now What?

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Its August, which means it’s about that time where recently graduated seniors are slowly packing up their rooms and getting ready to start their new chapters, and for some that means becoming a Trojan! I’ll be starting this fall as a junior (oh how time flies), but I still remember coming in as a freshman not knowing much, and desperately …

Welcome to Welcome Week

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I remember moving into USC like it was yesterday…. even though it was 3 years ago (yikes). I was so excited to be at college, because like it’s college, and trying really hard to not also show how extremely terrified I was. Actual move in day was ridiculous because 1. meeting my new roommate 2. trying to actually move in …

No Fear in the New School Year

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I recently wrote a post where I gave 25 pieces of advice to incoming freshmen. Now that the start of the school year is getting closer, I thought I would share more advice that is relevant to the first few weeks of school for both incoming freshmen and returning students. Enjoy! Attend fun events during your first few weeks to …

Reflecting on Freshman Year: 5 Ways College Has Changed Me

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The fact that I am moving back to campus in a few weeks blows my mind. I still clearly remember how it felt opening my acceptance letter over a year ago. I was not sure exactly what to expect when coming to college, which I now realize makes sense because everyone’s experience is so different that it’s hard to explain …

Tracking the Old and Meeting the New: College Track Meets

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In high school, I was super involved with my cross-country and track and field teams, and that’s how I met some of my best friends. Suffering through long practices every day is a great way to bond with people, so that’s why I was so excited to hear that a couple of my old teammates were coming to race at …

APAA, The Try Guys, and More!

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Through a student organization I was able to meet an alumni that was kind enough to invite me to the Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) Gala. I came into USC focused on joining so many organizations, but a culture-based association never crossed my mind. Feeling very out of place as scholarly students and alumni surrounded me, I decided to just …

Tales of a Food-Loving Engineer

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Sometimes, I plan my school days around food. For example… “Okay, so, after I grab my warm breakfast from RTH Café, I’ll go to SAL for office hours until I finish the second homework question. Then, I’ll skip over to Campus Center and have a pizza for lunch. Maybe I will get ice cream with a friend when classes are …

AthenaHacks! An Interview With One of the Founders

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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, …

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

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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 …

Viterbi Ball 2K17!

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Engineering week, or E-week for short, is one week out of the year where Viterbi students come together to celebrate everything Viterbi and engineering. The week is put on by KIUEL (Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life) in coordination with various Viterbi orgs. E-week start out off with the kick-off carnival (aka FREE FOOD), and has events throughout the week …

A Day in the Life of an Overly Involved Student

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Happy Engineers Week!!!! Engineers week is a week to celebrate being an engineer and give back to the community by spreading the love and passion of engineering to others. I’ve written 3 posts about Engineers Week at USC already: Engineers Week 2016 Engineers Week Planning Has Begun Engineers Week at USC So I decided why not share what it’s like …

Black at SC: Part 1 Gearfest!

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Right before high school I moved from Virginia to California and mannnnnn was it a culture shock. Not only was I discovering authentic tacos and soaking up the San Diego sun, but I also was beginning to discover myself and my identity. In Virginia things are very much black and white. Having a black mother meant I was black and …

Market Madness!

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Hump day is beloved by many around the globe, for a variety of reasons. Here at USC, there is a very special reason why Wednesdays are so great: the farmer’s market. Every Wednesday, a variety of shops, markets, and pop up food places hit USC’s McCarthy quad. Whenever I walk through the quad, I’m like a little kid in a …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

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Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …