This week I wanted to talk to you about some of the tips and tricks that I found when I was a freshman (and some that I didn’t learn until later in my college career that can help you out when you first get on campus).
1. The first and foremost of which you are probably the most interested about… research! Check out this website where you can find information regarding the majority of research programs available for students at the University of Southern California. This is a great resource for anyone interested in getting involved with research while they are at USC. Simply click on any of the links to get more information about professors and labs that are working on those topics; if their emails are not available on that page, you can also use the USC directory to locate faculty and reach out that way!
2. My next tip deals with utilizing tools to make time management as easy as possible. If you don’t already do this, you can use Google Calendar, which you can tie to your USC account, to plan your events; if you want to take things one step further, you can download the “Sunrise” application on both your computer and smart phone to have push notifications sent to you so you never miss a thing. Check out the following pictures… I’ve already planned most of my weekly schedule for Fall 2015! One of my favorite parts about Google Calendars is being able to get a Daily Digest sent to you before you wake up, so it’s a reminder of everything you have planned!
3. My last tip for this week simply revolves around getting out and trying a bunch of different things as soon as possible. This starts in your first week! I can’t tell you how many organizations there are at USC, but I can tell you that there is at least one for you, if not more! As a junior, I still find myself getting interested, and sometimes involved, in clubs and organizations around campus simply because I didn’t know that they existed. There’s always something up and coming that is extremely interesting, so don’t be afraid to either go out and find it, or better yet, make it!