What I Wish I Knew When I was Applying to Colleges

Mahima Varanasi College Applications, essays, Mahima, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I know the picture above seems irrelevant, but it’s one of the photos I took the day I found out I had been accepted to USC. More about that story later. Moving on. It’s that time of year – application season. Or app szn as the kids say. (Is that what they say? I don’t know anymore.) If you’re applying …

Application Szn ~ College and Grad School Essay Tips

Madelyn Douglas College Applications, Life After Graduation, Madelyn, Professional & Academic, Study Leave a Comment

It was the start of Senior year, on a brisk August evening. I gulped in a deep breath of fresh air, and smiled at the colorfully polluted sky, carefree! Senior year of college. Finally free, ready to have a fun, responsibility-free semester—wait a second. OH, right, I decided to apply to grad school *cue reality check.* Dramatic introductions aside, applying …

Why USC & Why You Should Listen to our Latest Podcast

Audrey Roberts Aerospace and Mechanical, Audrey, College Applications, Why USC Leave a Comment

Last Monday, the Viterbi Voices podcast released our newest series: Engineering Impact, which focuses on groups and people in Viterbi applying engineering for social good. In the first episode, I spoke with several students from CAIS++, USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society’s Student Branch, which is an undergraduate group on campus developing AI applications for social good. Lucas and …

Conquering Your College Applications: Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Miles Kay College Applications, Miles Leave a Comment

It’s that time of year for high school seniors. Welcome to the heart of college application season! I can remember the mounting sense of anxiety and excitement that characterized my life when I was a senior (in the fall of 2016). With each deadline that approached, each essay draft I scrapped in favor of a new idea, and each new …

Why I Chose Computer Engineering

Luz Camacho Computer Science, Electrical, Luz, Students, Study, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I’ve been asked a quite a few times over my college career why I decided to go into my major, Computer Engineering. The question comes from everywhere, friends, family, fellow peers, and even professionals. So I thought it useful to finally sit down and take a moment to reflect on my major and what made me choose it begin with. …

Why I Was Scared of Being an Engineer

Cami Amein Cami, College Applications, Electrical, Major, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Being a senior in high school is not easy. There is so much pressure to know where you are going to college, what you want to study, basically everything else about the rest of your life and don’t forget to get good grades in all your classes. For people who thought they had it all planned out, good for them, ...

“What’s in the Box?!?!?!”

Loic Alini College Applications, Loic, Uncategorized, Why USC Leave a Comment

I remember when I was curating my list of colleges to apply to early in my senior year of high school, I had put down the typical schools that people from my high school usually applied to. Schools like the UC’s, Cal Poly, Stanford, and some East coast schools sprinkled here and there. I put a lot of thought and …

Conquering the Common App: what to do NOW to prep for college applications

Rachel Glait Aerospace and Mechanical, College Applications, Rachel, Why USC Leave a Comment

Even though it has been three years since I filled out my college applications as a senior in high school, I vividly remember all of the stress and hard work that goes into applying to college.  There’s so much to do before you can start applying to universities so if you’re trying to figure out exactly where to start keep …