Long Weekends in College: My Social Life as an Engineering Student

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As an engineering student in the midst of midterm season, you’d think I’m spending every night in the library. But over the three day weekend I had the opportunity to get out a lot (in between studying of course). I’m a member of the structural avionics team for USC’s Rocket Propulsion Lab. I started the weekend working with my team …

Food & (some) Fitness: Bagel Bombs, Bread, and Boxing

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Many USC students take Presidents’ Day weekend as an opportunity to visit home or travel elsewhere. While I was tempted to book a ticket back home to Colorado to ski this weekend, two midterms and an essay due this coming week made going home a less realistic option for me. Instead, I stuck around the LA area, but (as usual) …

Choosing a Direction: Making Major Decisions for Your College Life

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Getting admitted to college can be both exciting and terrifying. Having to commit to a school, city, major, or activity can be super overwhelming. I remember feeling an extreme pressure to specify in February of my senior year, and even more so after coming to campus and trying to find my niche. With the wisdom I have obtained over the …

New Semester, New Study Spaces

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By the end of the last finals week, I found that I had spent a little ~too~ much time in RTH (Ronald Tutor Hall, the hub of Viterbi). I had everything from class to lab work to meetings in this building, and I frequented RTH Café as my study space. While there are many redeeming qualities of RTH, I decided …

Let’s Get This Bread (Starting This Semester Right)

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Spring semester is off to a great start! I can’t believe my last year of college will be coming up so soon! This semester, I am taking three engineering classes and two theatre classes that will go towards my Dramatic Arts minor. After last semester, I am so excited to get a bit of a break from all of my …

Spring Classes!!

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Hello! So far, my classes have been shaping up to be an exciting challenge. Im taking a loaded schedule, with a very broad focus on different topics and fields. I am taking: Freshman year spring semester, I took Physics 151 with Professor Peroomian and I loved his class. The lectures were useful, his office hours were amazing, and I remember …

Spending Winter Break by Taking a Break

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Winter break in college offers something I know I will rarely find elsewhere: little to no responsibilities. I savored almost four weeks with no alarms, meetings, assignments, quizzes, exams, and (fewer) emails. The feeling of waking up and thinking what can I do today rather than what do I need to do today provided me with the respite I needed from …

Winter Break Rocks

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Right after finals last semester, I  jet-setted off to Utah where I got to visit two national parks! I had never been to Utah before, and I’ve wanted to visit for as long as I can remember . I even let my boyfriend/personal photographer tag along! (He also studies mechanical engineering at USC…both beauty and brains, folks!) Our first day …

What I’m Thankful For: Wrapping Up 1st Semester Junior Year

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With this semester coming to a close, I have a lot to be thankful for so I decided to take some time to reflect on my junior year so far. Here’s a list of just some of the things I’m particularly thankful for this year. 1. Oppertunities: I am so thankful for all of the oppertunities that I have had …

Why I Switched My Major

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I originally applied and was admitted to USC as an architecture major. Even though I had taken architecture coursework in high school, I was unsure of what being an architect truly involved. As an architecture major, I learned how to use 3D modeling software, took multiple design courses, and spent countless hours making museum-board models in studio with all 70 …

Stressed about picking a major? Don’t be!

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Many of you are probably reaching the point in the college application season that you are selecting — from a large dropdown list on the Common Application — the major you would like to study for the next four years. At a certain point, I was deciding between a BFA in sculpture, a B. Arch (architecture), and a BS in …

8 Reasons Why I Chose USC

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Deciding if and where to attend college is a difficult and important decision for any high school senior. As many of you begin to prepare your college applications, you are probably starting to think about what kind of schools you would like to attend, and maybe you are even assembling a list of attributes you want in a school. To …

Midterm Madness

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As a college student, I spend a large amount of time taking and preparing for midterm exams. Although there’s no way to make taking midterms enjoyable, I have a few tips for taking and preparing for exams a bit less stressful. I know it can be easy to fall prey to procrastination; however, I would recommend beginning to think about …

Greek Life as an Engineer

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When considering colleges to apply to, I sought out schools with strong academic programs that still had dynamic social environments. For me, the social aspect of school meant an enriching arts community, school spirit, and Greek life. USC, of course, is widely known for its student body’s participation in all these areas. I wanted each of these things in a …

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

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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 …

Back to school? Back to the grind!!!

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After an exciting summer of interning and catching up with all my friends from back home, I had a yearning for my home away from home. I missed all the late night chats with friends, spontaneous adventures to get random food at places I’ve never heard of, rallying for the Trojans on gameday, etc, etc, etc… This year, I’m living …

Back in the US and Back at USC

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We are just finishing up the fourth week of school, and I can confidently say that summer has reached its end. I had a busy summer travelling around Europe, studying in Florence with Viterbi, and finally meeting my friends in Chicago to attend Lollapalooza. This was exhausting, challenging, and the most fun I could have ever had. While my whirlwind …

Bark to School

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Going away to college can be tough (especially when school is 2,090 miles away from home), but the hardest part is always saying bye to my hairy angel, Max.  Max is my 9-year-old cavalier king charles and the light of my life. Here are some tips to help make going away to college and leaving your furry friends a bit …

Why the Viterbi Summer Abroad Program is What Dreams Are Made Of

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The view down the street from my apartment This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy as a part of the Viterbi Summer Abroad program. Even though I didn’t end up becoming an Italian popstar, I definitely still had the summer of a lifetime. Abroad, I made tons new friends, traveled to places I never had even …

An Experience™ to Remember

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For me, this summer was a roller coaster of learning, hard work, professional growth, but most importantly personal growth. I had the privilege of working for Intel and it made for an exciting couple of months! I got to work in their Corporate Services division at their global headquarters in Santa Clara. Their Santa Clara site employs over 12,000 people …