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Academics at Viterbi:

There is no doubt that one of the core reasons for why I chose to attend USC was because of how strong its engineering program is. More than the caliber of professors, I was excited to take advantage of the opportunities at USC; from doing research with like minded students at USC’s IMPACT Laboratory to joining Viterbi clubs like USC 3D4E that further enhance my ability to innovate and problem-solve. In addition to this, the reason Viterbi stood out was because of how they emphasized the importance of Engineering Plus: the need to take courses outside of our major to explore other interests. Furthermore, while I was pretty set on Mechanical Engineering, the fact that I had some leeway in changing my major was very comforting. Lastly, my sister also studied at Viterbi, and hearing her exhilarating experience was another big factor that influenced my decision.

Life at USC:

Outside of its academics, USC was also a university that I could see myself thriving in. First and foremost, I love the work hard play hard mentality that many of my friends and classmates have. While everyone is hardworking and ambitious, everyone also understands the importance of unwinding, and taking time away from school to explore other hobbies and passions. This is not only emphasized in the different events USC holds for their students – such as the welcome back concert – but also in the numerous social clubs that they offer. This ranges from clubs that bring students together based on where they grew up, to organizations that bring together students with similar hobbies and passions.

The City of LA:

Another reason I chose USC was because of LA. However cliche it may sound, it truly is a melting pot of cultures. Having grown up in different places in Asia, and studying in an international school for 12 years, I love how I am still constantly surrounded by people from different backgrounds and experiences. The weather was another big selling point for me; the sunny blue skies, the white clouds and the fact that it does not rain (…well usually). Yet, I think the most important thing that cemented my decision was the food. I am a huge foodie, and the fact that I can explore my passion here is genuinely one of the things keeping me happy in LA.

Jeet Madnani

MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2025 HOMETOWN: Guangzhou, China PRONOUNS: he/him/his INSTA: @jeet.203 I am currently involved in USC's Business Technology Group, a student organization providing consulting services for firms in the tech realm. Within the club I lead my own project where we are working with a start up and are helping them develop their MVP.