Hardest Class v. Favorite Class

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Steel Design Project Analysis It’s difficult for me to pick my favorite class or my hardest class this semester. Now that I’m a senior, I’m taking all upper division classes that cover a huge variety of topics, from Theory of Structures, to Mechanics of Materials, to Steel Design. I’ve also gotten to know the faculty in the civil engineering department …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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School’s back and between all the welcome back activities, football games, student org meetings and seeing friends that I missed over summer, I’ve hardly had time to think about the fact that I am now somehow a Senior?!  How am I already taking my fourth year of classes?  Looking back to my first semester freshman year till now, my classes …

Why I Chose USC

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Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet many newly admitted students. Answering everyone’s anxious questions about academics, student life, transitioning to college, etc., I was reminded of my own decision as a senior choosing where I would study for the next four years. Unlike many of the ambitious seniors I’ve met this year, I did not …

Why I chose USC

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One of the main things I was looking for in the colleges I was considering was undergraduate research opportunities. The reason I was interested in research was by the time I am done with my undergrad, I wanted to make sure that I have the utmost knowledge about the field I am going into and what the career options are …

Industrial & Systems Engineering in my Own Words

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Almost 90% of the time I tell people I am studying Industrial & Systems Engineering they ask me with a puzzled expression, “What exactly is that?” I don’t blame them for their confusion; after all, the name of my major conjures up images of antiquated machinery in some grimy Industrial Revolution-era factory. Industrial & Systems Engineering combines engineering and business …

Civil Engineering (in my own words)

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This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors, focusing on engineering in our own words. For more posts on this topic, check out viterbi voices. Those of you who have been following this blog, or who know me personally, know that I wasn’t always studying civil engineering. I came to USC as a biomedical …

Classes for a Biomed-Mechanical Engineer!

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Ever since I was young, I always loved the smell, taste and idea of coffee, and on a high note, this semester’s class schedule will be a great way for me to pursue this habit regularly especially Monday thru Wednesday.   It’s amazing how different my semester six looks compared to semester one schedule at USC.  Freshman year I had four …

My Spring Semester Map

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Spring semester for me usually is the semester where I would take easier classes, but this semester seems to have started on the opposite side of the tradition. Even though I am taking only four real classes, which is very unusual for me, these four upper division classes seem like they are going to be quite challenging but at the …

Why I Chose USC

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When I try to sum up my reasons for choosing USC, I come up with three main reasons. Of course, there were smaller factors that influenced my decision in ways I’m not even aware of, but the following were definitely the most important. 1. A relieving lack of pocket protectors. Most people are probably aware of the “engineering stereotypes” — …