Two Questions, One Answer: USC

Dominie Miyasato Biomedical, College Applications, Dominie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

The decision of where to spend the next four years of my life was daunting as a senior in high school. These four years were going to be a five-hour plane ride from home. They were supposedly the years of the most critical personal growth and identity-building. College was a time to figure out what I wanted to dedicate the …

Engineers Can Have Fun, Too!

Dominie Miyasato Apartment, Biomedical, Dominie, Housing, Involvement, Major, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

My sophomore year has definitely started at a quick pace. I am going into week five of the semester, and I already have my first midterm and paper due! In case you are interested in the daily life of a biomedical engineering major, here is what my semester looks like so far. I am living in a four-person apartment and …

My ‘Minor’

Loic Alini Aerospace and Mechanical, Loic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Once I finally settled on majoring in Mechanical engineering, I started worrying about what I wanted to minor in. I thought about my interests and took a look at the USC’s list of minors. I then realized I had a bit of a problem… My interests besides MechE span from coding, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, sociology, business, entrepreneurship, …

Having a Minor as an Engineer

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That's my roommate!In high school, dance class was an everyday activity for me . So when I got to college I didn’t know how to keep dancing seeing as my classes revolved around engineering. Luckily for me I had awesome roommates in the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (check out their website: https://kaufman.usc.edu/) who let me into the studios to ...

Electives to Fuel your Passions

betty-2017 Betty, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

One of the draws to engineering at USC is being able to take elective courses, not just “technical electives” but real electives that fuel your passions. I’ve been able to take dance classes, workout classes (for units) a surfing class, and some photography classes! I’ve blogged about the other types of classes so I wanted to take some time to …

New Semester, Same Me

clare-2017 Clare, Industrial and Systems 1 Comment

Hey guys! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter breaks! I know I loved having a month off to relax and sleep after a stressful but fulfilling first semester. I spent most of time watching Netflix and hanging out with my family, but what a great way to prepare myself for this semester. I’m finally done with all my major prerequisites, …

Major, Majors, or Minor? Why I chose just one degree

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If you are anything like I was coming into college, it is hard enough deciding on just one degree of study. Meanwhile, your friends may already be deciding on two majors or some combination of minors. Don’t worry, double majors and minors can be declared all the way through sophomore year, but as I leave sophomore year, I want to …

My Minor!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Major, Rhea, Students, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey USC! While I am first and foremost a proud Viterbi engineer, I wanted to write a post on my minor, since it’s pretty unique and, in my mind, encapsulates the flexibility of opportunities available here at SC. I have a minor in Healthcare Studies, a program offered by the Keck School of Medicine—it requires a bunch of basic science …

Favorite Classes: Outside of Engineering!

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Some of my most memorable classes were from outside Viterbi and in topics I never thought I’d be learning about. Checkout the highlights below: Intro to Advertising: interested in advertising from both the creative process and business perspective, I recommend taking this class that provides a general overview with both in both a theoretical and hands-on approach.  I got to …

Viterbi + Minor in Cultural Anthropology

juliana-2016 Juliana, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Happy almost-Halloweekend! This week I wanted to talk a bit about one of my favorite Viterbi Plus experiences: Viterbi + my Cultural Anthropology minor. I originally declared my minor in Cultural Anthropology after taking a General Education class in anthropology. My class was on the nature of Maya Civilization, and I became …

Why I Chose USC

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Coming all the way from Florida, making the decision to come to USC was not easy. However, when I visited campus as an Explore USC participant, I fell in love with this amazing place and realized I could not go anywhere else. The other schools I was considering, Washington University in Saint Louis, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University …

Why I Chose USC

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I remember around the spring time of my senior year of high school I was figuring out where I wanted to go to college and what was important to me in a school.  I had already been through the process of visiting campuses twice because I have two older brothers.  So, I had seen countless schools and it was time to really …

Why I chose USC

steve Why USC 1 Comment

It’s almost decision time for all you high school seniors out there! It seems like both yesterday and a million years ago that I was in your shoes. I know it’s tough and I appreciated any advice I could get my hands on, so this week I’ll be joining the other VSAs in explaining why I chose to attend USC. …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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Off to another great start with USC Viterbi classes for Astronautical Engineering! I’m particularly excited this semester because I just added an entrepreneurship minor, and I am currently enrolled in the first entrepreneurship class of the sequence- BAEP 450. Despite what many may think, it IS possible to take classes/minor while pursuing an engineering degree! Although it is still fairly …