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Empowering Women at Hackathons: AthenaHacks 2019

Lindsay Huan Computer Science, Involvement, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Happy AthenaHacks 2019! For those who don’t know, AthenaHacks is USC’s all-female (trans and non-binary inclusive) hackathon. This year, it took place at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center from April 6-7. We had over 500 attendees and 74 total projects submitted! As the design lead for the hackathon, I’m responsible for event branding, creating swag and making the graphics for …

What/How/Why USC

Shuntaro Nishi Campus Events, Chemical, College Applications, Involvement, Shuntaro, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Why USC? You might be a senior choosing colleges or a junior starting to check out colleges or just curious to see what the hype is all about at USC. The reason I learned about USC was through my sister. I have always followed my sister around ever since high school as I copied her extracurricular activities and strived to …

Ushering in the new semester

Will DuCharme Free Time, Home Life, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Will Leave a Comment

Winter break was a great time to relax and unwind after a busy fall semester. Adjusting to the surprisingly cold Houston weather wasn’t the best welcoming gift – but it was a nice change from LA. Once I got home the first thing I did was sleep – the past week of finals hadn’t done my sleeping schedule any justice, …

Why I’m Looking Forward To My Spring

Zachary Flores Computer Science, Internship, Involvement, Major, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Zachary Leave a Comment

(And as always tune into kxsc.org/listen Mondays at 1AM PST to hear me DJ) Spring semester is bringing in a lot of new and exciting things for me. I have a lot to look forward to like my classes, the projects I’m working on, club events, and making summer plans! This semester, I get to take some of the coolest …

Why Biomedical Engineering?

Dominie Miyasato Biomedical, Dominie, Major, Research, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Since first arriving at the decision my senior year in high school, I have not changed my mind about majoring in biomedical engineering. Many people will ask what exactly is biomedical engineering. Coming in to college, I did not know even half of what I know now about the major. My definition of biomedical engineering is it is the intersection …

Why I Switched My Major

Rachel Glait Rachel, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

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 …

Picking an Engineering Major

Miranda Jernberg Chemical, College Applications, Major, Miranda Leave a Comment

I remember when I was applying to colleges as a senior in high school. I knew that I wanted to study engineering, but I had no idea what type and what the differences between majors were. I was overwhelmed by the various choices: mechanical, aerospace, civil, biomedical, chemical, and so many more! To make it more confusing, different schools had …

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, ...

Why USC was Right For Me

Rachel Glait Aerospace and Mechanical, College Applications, Free Time, Rachel, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Deciding where to go to college can be tough. There are so many factors that must be considered in this process and it can be pretty overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.  So here’s my story and some of the factors I considered which led me to USC! Major: I had actually applied to USC as an architecture …

The Choice: High School Senior to USC Trojan

Jacob Toney Campus Events, Chemical, College Applications, Free Time, Involvement, Jacob, Major, Study, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a high school student thinking about what schools you should apply to. Maybe you’ve already applied, and maybe you’ve even already been accepted; regardless, you’re in the process of trying to figure out what school is right for you. In fact, you’re probably in a very similar situation that I was in just …

Midterm Madness

Rachel Glait Aerospace and Mechanical, Rachel, Study, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

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 …

Getting Involved with SHPE

Miranda Jernberg Chemical, Involvement, Miranda, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

It all began at the on-campus club fair in Fall 2017. I was eager to get involved with USC’s clubs and organizations, but I had no idea how one club in particular would change my college experience. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) had a table set-up with a bunch of photos showing off their social gatherings at KBBQ, …

Computer Engineering: A Look Into Year Two

Luz Camacho Computer Science, Luz, Study, Viterbi Class, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

The start of a new year marks the start of a fresh set of classes and perspectives. With my major requirements for Computer Engineering changing slightly with the introduction of a new class, I think it might be useful to take a look what my course load looks like this year! I am taking five courses this semester, with two …

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 …

Volunteering for extra credit? It’s more likely than you think

Zachary Flores Computer Science, Involvement, Service, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Zachary Leave a Comment

Over the Summer I taught at the CS@SC summer camp, teaching basic Computer Science concepts to middle school students through Scratch. The same professor that runs the camp annually is the professor for my software engineering class, CSCI 201. During one of the first lectures, he offered extra credit for signing up and teaching a mini course through USC’s Joint …

ISE, ISE Baby: My Life as an Industrial and Systems Engineer

Miles Kay Industrial and Systems, Major, Miles, Study, Viterbi Class, Why USC Leave a Comment

“Alright stop, collaborate and listen!” Though I’m not a huge Vanilla Ice fan (David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” is most DEFINITELY the superior song), this line from “Ice, Ice Baby” is one that expresses an important aspect of all majors in Viterbi, and most specifically my major: Industrial and Systems Engineering. For many prospective students, including myself in high school, Industrial …