By Angela Jilliene Pan
Part of In Their Own Words, USC Rossier’s series of student blog posts
Transitioning into graduate school has definitely been an overwhelming experience. However, I have quickly realized that finding a comfortable study space is key in getting things done.
The past three weeks have been long days of work, classes, and studying in my favorite place: the Computing Center in the basement of Waite Philips Hall. During my mission to find the perfect study place, one of my cohort members suggested studying in the basement. At first I was a little apprehensive about studying in a dark, dingy basement, but on my first visit I discovered that it was cool and brightly lit. I quickly became a fan.
This facility is open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are enough tables, chairs, and couches to suit every person’s preference. It also has computers and laptops available for use. Large television monitors mounted on the walls are perfect for group projects. Staplers, tape dispensers, hole punches, and pencil sharpeners are available for student use.
You can usually find me studying in between work and classes or after classes. This is only one of several computing centers and I look forward to visiting others, especially the 24-hour Salvatori Science Center.
Angela Jilliene Pan is a first-year student in the ME – Educational Counseling program. She is a native Angeleno who received her BA in Psychology & Social Behavior with a minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine. She enjoys painting, hiking, baking, and finding new places to eat. She especially loves going to Disneyland. Because Angela has been a transfer student and went to six institutions to complete her Bachelor’s degree, she is interested in freshman and transfer student success.