My Favorite ViterbiOrg: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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NSBE is a national organization and one of the largest engineering organizations in the country.FYI, you do not need to be a minority student to join NSBE, you don’t even have to be African American. ¬†The purpose of the club is to facilitate members at their individual schools and then help them professionally on a national level. Every year NSBE …

End of Spring Semester and onto the Future

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Spring Semester was a great semester not only college wise, but also a period of personal growth. Like I have mentioned before, I have struggled with time management and ultimately balancing my time throughout all my activities and academics. I developed my time management skills a little more and was able to finish out this semester strong while also planning …

How Much Do You Really Know?

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One of the greatest parts of joining the engineering community is learning how many cool things there are out there that you never knew existed. Coming in as a Freshmen, who was just accepted to a series of top universities, I am sure that you believe you know a decent amount of information, but the thing you learn as an …

College is More than Just an Education

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College is a mix of experiences that you really won’t understand until you really get into the mix. You will head off to college ready to get into your studies, but you have to realize that college is so much more than just trips to the library and equations. When you finally step onto campus, you will realize that college …

A Road Trip of A Lifetime

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Before winter break even started, two of my friends, Eric and Peter, approached me with an experience of a lifetime: road tripping from my state, Maryland, back to school. At first, I was a little hesitant, but I eventually agreed since this was an once in a lifetime experience. Throughout winter break, I did minimal planning while Eric prepared the …

Freshmen Year: Dorm Life

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Freshmen year was a different experience because everything I did was so different. I went from seeing the same people for the past 10 years at my school to seeing completely new faces. On top of that, I was in a different state, staying in a ¬†different room, sleeping in a different bed, and in the same room as a …

Going to School in LA

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When I went through the process of deciding which college I wanted to attend, California was my main destination. I applied to three universities here based on the fact that California has great weather and there is so many things to do here. When I got into USC and went through my Freshman year, California did not disappoint in the …

Back to School

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I know it has been awhile, but I am finally back to school. Winter break was very interesting and relaxing. I say interesting because it was so much different than the first one last year. Last year it entailed a lot of hanging with friends, but every night encompassed searching for parties and trying to revert back to high school …

Winter Break

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It’s finally winter break. After a long fought semester, its finally time to kick back and relax and see some old faces. Of course I never want to leave school, especially since it is 35 here and 60 there, but after thanksgiving and finals, you just want to see your old friends and take a little breathier. I got home …

Manhattan Beach and Mammoth Mountain

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Even though it took me a little while to get there, when I got to Manhattan Beach this year before school, I knew it was a special place. It was one of those moments when you’re like I have to make a lot of money and live there at some point. I even went there this weekend with my one …

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 …