David Bailey

vTHiNK: Blogging comes to USC's Viterbi School of Engineering

DISCLAIMER: I applied to be a VSA and was rejected. I am a student and employee of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.

The great recruitment team at USC's VIterbi School of Engineering, code-named Viterbi Student Ambassadors (VSA), has just launched a blogging tool coined vTHiNK. I'm not sure about the capitalization, but I like the name. This sounds like a great idea for a school always on the edge of technology.

The first entry by LauraLee describes vTHiNK as "showing what life is like at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering." This initiative has the power to go far beyond this. For the first time, high school students will be able to understand a college experience without even being in the same country as the university.

The only force strong enough to stop this great idea is college laziness. It will be interesting to see the frequency of blogging when midterm and final season comes around. However, I am optimistic that this will not be a problem.

The other problem could be if the VSAs focus too much on school and not enough on life. I don't think anyone wants to read about going to boring engineering classes (sorry, but they are boring) all day. Potential students want to read about beach trips, sports, cultural activities, and parties. Hopefully the administration will not restrict the creativity of the VSAs.

/VSAs: I look forward to reading your work and welcome to the blogosphere.


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