Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Viterbi Impact Program

Sophie Service, Sophie, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

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 …

Full Days and a Thankful Heart

Madelina-2016 Biomedical, Madelina, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope that as you read this you find yourself enjoying a great start to the semester! The beginning of the year is always very hectic and dynamic – there have been many exciting, albeit challenging adjustments to the start of my sophomore year (including needing to remember to buy groceries amidst all the craziness of school life). …

Off Campus and On Point

Maria Best of LA, Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hey everybody! So today’s blog is going to be about exploring Los Angeles this summer without a car and on a budget I like to describe as “hilariously tight.” In my last blog, I mentioned coming back to USC a month early to do research. A friend in my lab and I challenged ourselves to explore something in Los Angeles every …

Back to School! – Fall Preview

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hi everybody! I hope you all enjoyed (or are still enjoying) the last of your summer vacations.  After wrapping up summer school, I spent some time at home and went to Seattle to visit family.  We went to see a really cool glass exhibit – the colors and sheer number of pieces were amazing! I’ve just wrapped up week 1 …

Fight On for Fall Semester

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey guys, school is back in session and I’m so pumped to start the second half of my undergraduate career at SC! After an exhausting summer of non-stop travel it’s nice to know that I’ll be in one place, at least for a little while. The rest of my family vacation in Italy was fantastic, and I’ve been putting together …

#Throwback to OUBC 2014: Part 1

Makana Krulce-2015 Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Happy Monday! Since I mentioned last week that I’m working at PwC this summer, I thought I would explain a little bit about how I got into consulting. Well, it kinda started with Will, who was one of my mentors a few years ago. He was also a ChemE major, and now works in New York City for PwC! Anyway, …

Life in my Sorority

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Coming to a school where you don’t know anyone can be intimidating, but dorm life really helped me with that adjustment (which I’ll talk more about next week). After a semester in my dorm, I became hooked on the idea of sharing my living space with my friends, so I moved into my sorority! After 5 semesters living in my sorority, …

Looking Forward to Spring 2015

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

My Favorite Place in LA: Grand Central Market

Emily Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie it’s no surprise that one of my favorite places in Los Angeles is Grand Central Market. It’s basically an open floor plan of vendors for food. If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia it’s a like a smaller version of Reading Terminal Market (if you’re in Philadelphia and haven’t tried it, I highly recommend Beck’s Cajun Cafe …

Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week we are blogging about our favorite places in LA, and that for me usually involves food places but I blogged about my favorite eateries in LA last week!  This week I thought I’d focus on another one of my favorite things- art museums.  There is not shortage of great art in LA, from both Getty museums …

Spark SC

SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

calvin-2016 Calvin, Computer Science, Electrical, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

My Favorite Extracurricular: Adsum Literary Magazine

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I’ve already written a post about why it’s good to have activities outside of engineering, but right now I’m going to talk more specifically about my favorite extracurricular: Adsum literary magazine. One of my goals in life (aside from world domination) is to be a novelist. Not necessarily as my primary source of income (at least not to begin with, I would …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

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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 …

You Made What?! 3D Printing

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Ian, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 2 Comments

One of the greatest things about USC, in my humble opinion, is the ability for students to see a need and fill it. Last year my friends and I decided that there was a shortage of 3D printing opportunities for students across all majors on USC’s campus. Several schools here- including the Architecture School, Viterbi, and Roski- have access to …

Hacking: Oculus Rift

calvin-2016 Calvin, Computer Science, Electrical, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

USC Hack Nights takes place every Thursday from 8PM – 1AM. This is where students come to work on their out-of-class projects with a supportive community and unique resources. Last Hack Night we got to play with some awesome tech –– the Oculus Rift. This is a really hot piece of hardware right now (developed by a USC student), that …

Delta Kappa Alpha Philanthropy Movie Night!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

This semester, I am the Philanthropy chair for Delta Kappa Alpha, the professional Cinematic Arts fraternity.  As the Philanthropy chair, I am responsible for planning service events, in addition to providing opportunities for fraternity members to get involved in the local and/or global community.  Last night, I planned “DKA Movie Night”, which was a really fun event where we watched …