USC by Accident, Trojan by Choice

Madelina-2016 Abroad, Best of LA, Biomedical, Campus Events, Hikes, Involvement, Madelina, Research, Service, Social & Diversity, Study, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi folks!  When you finally settle on a college, everyone will undoubtably ask you why you chose your school. When I first was accepted to USC, I didn’t have an answer to this question. Slowly but surely, however, USC won me over and I could not be happier to be a Trojan. I was not a Trojan fan from the start. …

Social Innovation Design Lab

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Social Innovation Design Lab One of my favorite classes this semester is BAEP 471: Social Innovation Design Lab. It is a class offered by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, and is one of the classes I am taking to complete my Minor in Social Entrepreneurship. How it Works This course has not been a typical lecture or lab experience. …

Engineers Week 2016

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The most wonderful week of the year has already come and gone and I’m already counting down the days to the next Engineers Week. Engineers Week is a nation wide week dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments on Engineers. The Klein Institute of Undergraduate Engineering Life takes part in it by planning a week of events to celebrate undergraduate engineering students …

The Dust that Never Settles and the Fire that Always Burns

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Cambodia is a country of dirt streets and motorcycles and sandals and burning trash and dust-filled skies and houses made of wood and hammocks hung from Bamboo trees and chickens and leaves painted the rustic red-brown of volcanic clay. After decades of conquest – raided by Thailand and Vietnam, inhabited as a colony by the French, and bombed by the …

Second Semester Senior

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  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …

El Nino is Back

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Hey everyone! Hope everyone’s break was festive and fun! I know I had a great time!   After wrapping up finals last semester I drove home to the Bay Area to meet catch up with family and friends for about a week, then headed up to Lake Tahoe for an unbelievable ski trip. El Nino, a beautiful yet destructive weather …

SCommunity Service

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Hey everyone! Thanksgiving is just around the long, midterm filled corner, and I wanted to take some time to talk about giving back to the local community. One thing that always stood out about USC for me when I was picking colleges was the relationship it fostered with the local community. Since coming here, I’ve gotten involved with several different …

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Viterbi Impact Program

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Viterbi has many strong professional societies, design teams, and competition teams. However, my favourite Viterbi organization that I’m involved in is the Viterbi Impact Program (VIP), our main volunteer force. As a member of VIP, you can volunteer for either Iridescent or Mission Science, two similar organizations that allow college students to teach science and engineering to local elementary school …

Troy Camp

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I joined quite a bit of clubs this year based on interest and the need to become more apart of school. While I joined a wide variety of clubs ranging from Society of Petroleum Engineers to Ski Team, I would have to say my favorite would be Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an organization dedicated to bettering the community and …

Animal Shelter Volunteering

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If you’re an animal lover like me, you might miss being around your four-legged friends when you come to college.  One of my favorite ways to cheer myself up when I’m missing my dogs is to volunteer at one of the animal rescue centers near campus.  There are two rescue centers right next to each other, just a couple blocks …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Service, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

Volunteering at Westside German Shepherd Rescue

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Hey guys!  Thanksgiving break is getting closer and closer but that also means that it’s time for the final round of midterms and project deadlines. In order to relieve some stress and also give back to the community, Society of Women Engineers held a community event last weekend at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue. It was definitely one of my …

Favorite Organization: Best Buddies

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True to its name, Best Buddies is definitely a great place to meet new people and make some lasting friendships. I heard about the club from some of my really close friends who participated last year. This club is a nonprofit organization that connects USC students to a differently abled student from a local high school.

Student Organization Highlight : Engineers Without Borders

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    Hey guys! When I first heard of Engineers Without Borders as a freshman I was drawn in by the prospect to travel.  But when I joined the club and had the opportunity to live in Honduras, I realized it was much more than just traveling with other engineers and working on projects.  It is one thing to experience …

San Diego: Engineers Without Borders West Coast Regional Conference

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Hey everybody!!! Greetings from sunny San Diego! I’m south of LA for the weekend with 11 other members of Engineers Without Borders-USC attending the West Coast Regional Conference. The weekend has been amazing thus far, with the team arriving in San Diego last night and attending a great film festival put on by the conference. Today brought even better times, …