Why GE’s are Actually Amazing

Namita Prakash Namita, Study, Why USC

Hello Hello! It has been another whirlwind of a week! Wow. Sophomore year is continuing to be super busy, but it’s still super gratifying to be growing so much as a computer scientist. I still love my CS classes, but now I’ve even come to really appreciate the GE I’m taking. Yes, USC does have a General Education (GE) program. …

#ThroughHerEyes: From Elementary School to Viterbi

Natalie Monger Computer Science, Natalie, Why USC, Women In Engineering

One of my main role models, Melinda Gates, is asking girls in computer science to share their stories of how they got into computing with the hashtag #ThroughHerEyes. I thought I would share my story here with you all since a caption on social media can’t capture it fully. Here’s my story… As a child, I was fortunate that my …

Organize yourself to join Student Organizations

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Computer Science, Design Teams, Involvement, Ramiro, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Why USC

Getting involved with a school organization is definitely a great part of the college experience. With some organizations, you’ll be able to make new friends and go on different adventures, while other organizations will put classroom lessons into practice. Whichever you decide to join, not limited to either type, you will find many opportunities for growth and learning. For me, …

Hello World! (Hehehe)

Namita Prakash Computer Science, Namita, Study, Viterbi Class, Why USC

Sophomore year so far has been WOW. It has been ridiculously intense in every way, and now midterm season is starting up. The nights are getting later, but everything about sophomore year has somehow still been even better than freshman year, and I think a huge reason for this are my two Computer Science classes. My CSCI 170 Discrete Methods …

Watching Movies For Class Credit. Seriously.

Shayna Goldberger Shayna, Why USC

When you think of the classes an engineering student takes in college you might it’s all really complicated math, lots of theoretical science, long labs with crazy chemicals, and highly technical, focused classes on the particular type of engineering. While those are a big part of an engineering curriculum (but in reality, aren’t as scary as they may seem), while …

Computer Science, Business, and Dance: How Viterbi is Helping Me Make Sense of My Passions

Natalie Monger Computer Science, Natalie, Research, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering

Up until I entered USC, I thought of my two main passions, dance and computer science, as two separate entities. I have been programming since my sophomore year of high school, which led me to declare a major in Viterbi, and I have been dancing since I was three, so I picked up a minor in Kaufman to keep up …

Wake Up It’s GAMEDAY

Celeste Goodwin Campus Events, Celeste, Free Time, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

It’s fall semester, which only means one thing… TROJAN FOOTBALL. There is a reason why barely anyone at USC studies abroad in the fall, why club events are all on Sundays, and why campus is covered in cardinal and gold almost every Saturday by 7 am. Game day is an event that must be seen in person, but to give …

10 (Super Fun) Differences Between High School and College

Celeste Goodwin Biomedical, Campus Events, Celeste, Dorm, Music, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

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 …

Shuntaro´s Declassified School Survival Guide

Shuntaro Nishi Involvement, Shuntaro, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

Welcome to the Trojan Family!! You have no idea how excited I am to be going to the same school as you all! But you must be even more excited to start some of the best years of your life! I am currently solo traveling in Barcelona and it reminded me of exactly what I felt when I first got …

How to: College as an International Student

Vanessa Pangbourne Social & Diversity, Trojan Spirit, Vanessa, Why USC 0 Comments

The transition from high school to university is a huge one as is, but I also moved countries when I was moving into my freshman year dorm. Two years before that I moved from Santiago, Chile to Vancouver, Canada and I moved between countries a handful of other times too. As an International student, there are a few extra things …

A Day in my (Italian) Summer

Rhea Choudhury Abroad, Siena, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey guys!! Spring semester ended about 10 weeks ago, but summer has already been absolutely crazy!! As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to spend the last eight weeks abroad, taking classes through the Viterbi Overseas Program. A friend and I flew in early and traveled around London and Amsterdam, then we proceeded to spend the next seven weeks …

Reflecting on Freshman Year: 5 Ways College Has Changed Me

Nathan Alvarez Campus Events, Free Time, Involvement, Nathan, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

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 …

USC: The Home I Chose

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Design Teams, Ramiro, Why USC 0 Comments

At USC, you will enjoy a top-tier education program while feeling like you are at a resort. I remember the first time I stepped on campus. It was the middle of April, probably the perfect time of year to visit. At USC, however, you’ll get those perfect days 9 times out of 10.  The sun bounced perfectly off all the brick …

A Picture a Day Keeps the Boredom Away!

Shuntaro Nishi Abroad, Chemical, Free Time, Shuntaro, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Viterbi Summer, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey Everyone!! I am currently writing this blog post finishing up my Viterbi Study Abroad in Rome. I am definitely feeling a mixture of emotions right now as I pack my stuff in this place I called home for seven weeks. During this trip, I decided to start a project during my trip in Rome of taking a picture once a …

Transferring into the Trojan Family

Shuntaro Nishi Shuntaro, Students, Study, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

I still remember the day I got into USC, May 21st 2016. As a transfer I was still at school so I received the news through a phone call from my Mom. I was joining a transfer class of 1,475 people coming from all over the map! Just like each transfer I came in with the same concerns. How would …

Spring Break: “Engineering +” in Guatemala

Shuntaro Nishi Chemical, Free Time, Involvement, Service, Shuntaro, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Already planning your next spring break? Want to travel outside of California and make an impact? Look no further! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is the program for you at USC! I decided to choose ASB Guatemala due to my lack of experience traveling outside of the nation and my love for working with children. Looking back on this trip, it …

APAA, The Try Guys, and More!

Shuntaro Nishi Campus Events, Free Time, Involvement, Shuntaro, Social & Diversity, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

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 …