USC Questions & Answers

Answer · Health & Wellness Q&A

My roommate smokes. She never does it inside our apartment but the smell and the smoke clings to her and it causes my asthma to flare up. What precautions can I take to avoid having a full blown attack?

To begin with, I think this is total grounds for switching roommates. It's nothing against them personally, but your health should be... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

Did you find your college advisors helpful when making your class schedule or did you feel that they mislead you?

In my personal experience with college advisors, I felt that they can be a great help. Most recently, I needed help figuring out what... (more)Read 11 Answers
Question Asked · Academic Life Q&A

I'm nervous that I'm going to fail a class this semester. I tend to start getting anxious about my grades around midterms. What resources do campuses usually have to help students like me?

Answer · Health & Wellness Q&A

How do I set an exercise schedule that I will stick with throughout college and maybe beyond that? Should I invest in a gym or hire a personal trainer?

When you're in college, it's the perfect time to find out what kind of exercising you like to do. That's the most important thing. If you... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

I'm a decorator. I love for everything to match. Is it weird for me to ask my roommate to plan out her color scheme with me?

Answer · Campus Life Q&A

What kind of college student discounts have you found most useful?

There are usually college student discounts at stores like J Crew and Banana Republic. Typically, your more expensive stores will... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

To do some research on the company beforehand! You don't want to go in knowing nothing about the place and end up looking foolish during... (more)Read 8 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

I can't imagine living with someone who smokes. How do I switch roommates without sounding like a low-life jerk?

Answer · Health & Wellness Q&A

What are some easy ways to prevent sickness during flu season while attending class with sick students?

I'm going to sound exactly like your mom, but take care of yourself! Seriously. Taking a vitamin and washing your hands can work WONDERS.... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

There are so many places I want to visit and experience -- how do I choose where to study abroad?

Go somewhere that you won't have a language barrier or that you are down to learn the language, and also a place that will give you a... (more)Read 5 Answers
Question Asked · Health & Wellness Q&A

I've gained so much weight since coming to college. I don't have time to work out, and I feel like I'm constantly in a drive thru. How do I eat healthier when I'm so busy all the time?

Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the "weirdest" interview question you've been asked? How did you answer it?

I was asked "If you could be any grocery store aisle, what would you be?" and I answered the tupperware aisle. I'm always organized and I... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

When it came time for me to begin looking for internships/jobs, I wasn't really sure where to start. A great resource for me was my... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Jobs Q&A

I'm really nervous about finding a job after graduation. It's like I don't even know where to begin. Tips?

Answer · Housing Q&A

What's the best way to deal with noisy neighbors without causing a feud?

I find that the best way to deal with noisy neighbors is to call it in anonymously. Sure, no one wants to be the fun police, but on a... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

I've found that when I'm away from home, Skype allows me to stay connected with my family wherever I am. Compromise with your parents by... (more)Read 6 Answers
Question Asked · Internships Q&A

What are some tips on turning an internship into a full-time job?

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

How can you save money when buying textbooks?

Always try to buy used textbooks and when you do buy textbooks always make sure you are picking the cheapest option. Compare between... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

When putting together a signature for emails, it can be tough to figure out what exactly you should include because you don't want to put... (more)Read 5 Answers


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