Jacob Chavez Mr.Goulette 2nd Period
Campus History and Origin
Los Angeles was a rough-and-tumble frontier town in the early 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney first dreamed of establishing a university in the region.
It took nearly a decade for this vision to become a reality, but in 1879 Widney formed a board of trustees and secured a donation of 308 lots of land from three prominent members of the community – Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist; former California governor John G. Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman; and Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist.
The gift provided land for a campus as well as a source of endowment, the seeds of financial support for the nascent institution.
When USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880, the “city” still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones and a reliable fire alarm system. Today, USC is home to more than 41,000 students and nearly 3,800 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world.
Fight On for ol' SC
Our men Fight On to victory.
Our Alma Mater dear,
looks up to you
Fight On and win
For ol' SC
Fight On to victory
Admissions Data (2013):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 18%
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- SAT Critical Reading: 620/720
- SAT Math: 660/760
- SAT Writing: 640/750
- ACT Composite: 29/33
- ACT English: 28/34
- ACT Math: 29/34
Costs and Tuition
Cost of Attendance ---- $64,694
Tuition and Fees ------- $48,280
Room and Board ------ $13,334
Books and Supplies --- $1,500
Other Expenses ------- $1,580
Payment Plans -------- Credit card, installment plan
Total --------------------- $129,388
Campus Life: Springfest
Springfest is one of the many unique concerts held at the University of Southern California by the USC Concert Committee, showing performances by famous artists such as 2 chainz, Borns and Diplo. Even being a free concert, there is no reason to miss out!
Degree Plan: Industrial Engineering
Requirements for Degree
All areas require a grade C or higher to receive Degree
COMPOSITION/WRITING REQUIREMENT UNITS:
WRIT 150* Writing and Critical Reasoning — Thematic Approaches 4 WRIT 340 Advanced Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS:
General education* + 20
PRE-MAJOR REQUIREMENTS UNITS:
Math Requirement MATH 125 Calculus I 4 MATH 126 Calculus II 4 MATH 225 Linear Algebra and Linear Differential Equations 4 MATH 226 Calculus III 4
Physics Requirement PHYS 151L** Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics 4 PHYS 152L Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4
Chemistry Elective CHEM 105aL General Chemistry, or CHEM 115aL Advanced General Chemistry, or MASC 110L Materials Science 4
Economics Requirement ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS UNITS: Business ACCT 410x Foundations of Accounting 4
Engineering ENGR 102 Engineering Freshman Academy 2
Electrical Engineering AME 341a Mechnoptonics Laboratory I, or 3EE 326L*** Essentials of Electrical Engineering 4
Computer Science CSCI 101L Fundamentals of Computer Programming 3 ISE 382 Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Implementation 3
Industrial and Systems Engineering ISE 105 Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering 2 ISE 220 Probability Concepts in Engineering 3 ISE 225 Engineering Statistics I 3 ISE 232L Manufacturing Processes 3 ISE 310L Production I: Facilities and Logistics 4 ISE 330 Introduction to Operations Research I 3 ISE 331 Introduction to Operations Research II 3 ISE 370L Human Factors in Work Design 4 ISE 410 Production II: Planning and Scheduling 3 ISE 426 Statistical Quality Control 3 ISE 435 Discrete Systems Simulation 3 ISE 440 Work, Technology, and Organization 3 ISE 460 Engineering Economy 3 ISE 495abx Senior Design Project 2-2
MAJOR ELECTIVES UNITS: Approved engineering electives*** 3 Free electives 7 Total units: 128
*GE Category VI is taken concurrently with WRIT 150. **GE Category III is fulfilled by PHYS/CHEM requirement. ***Students selecting EE 326 are only required to complete 2 units of approved engineering elective.+The university allows engineering majors to replace the GE Category IV with a second course in Categories I, II or VI.
In multiple instances, students are given scholarships but unfortunately take this given opportunity for granted. However, these individuals do not understand the true value of education as I do. As different interests are thrown at individuals throughout their lifetime, some begin to loose track on what is really important and what must be done not only for an extremely short, temporary time but also for the distant future. Undeniably, I understand this principle because of my preparatory actions in order to attend the University of my choice but all important decisions must come with a price, this being money in order to attend my chosen University. Definitely, I will be the best candidate for this scholarship because I will not abuse this money given to me and I will be a beneficial representative for other candidates as well as this scholarship.
Indeed, this money is not given to any student but can still be abused by any individual with the intentions of self indulgence on temporary materials. These materials are unnecessary and will not benefit any individual in the future, but knowledge will be with any person forever. Likewise, scholarships are used to pay for the necessary education of those who work extremely rigorously for this reward of a better education such as I. Other problems may arise, such as those uncaring students who fail classes due to their own personal choice of laziness and are uncommitted to their studies as well as work. In contrast, I am not that student and take pride in my education as well as serious dedication in my work. Correspondingly, I am academically ready as I participate in rigorous programs such as the International Baccalaureate and the National Honor Society which in order to join and continue in the program one must be involved in service as well as school. Consisting of high standards, these programs only allow those willing to participate on their own will, showing that I am trustworthy enough to handle tasks, serious about learning through my education as my commendable grades reflect, and am a hard worker in mind, spirit and body. For this reason, it is apparent that I am trustworthy enough that I will in no way abuse this great reward dedicated to a greater education.
Apparently, for my present and future achievements, dedication to education and serving personality towards others, if chosen I will not only be benefited by receiving this rewarding scholarship but also in result reflect the standards of such a prodigious scholarship. If chosen, others will see me as an example of what it takes to earn such a difficult reward and continue on the path to achieving this goal. Equally, other candidates that share the same standards and academic successes will reflect greater on the incoming generation thirsting for knowledge as I have. Other hardworking students who also strive to achieve this goal of earning such an honorable scholarship will also need to live up to these requirements, and those who succeed and do in fact receive this honorable reward will also be represented as its previous receivers had worked so intensively, and now the newer generation will be walking in the same shoes as other great men and women.
Given these points, it is evident that I am the most qualified candidate for this scholarship, for multiple excellent reasons. I guarantee I will not be a disappointment with your money and if I qualify I will represent this scholarship exceptionally. It is with much gratitude for allowing me to apply for this grand reward and I hope that you see me as a trustworthy, serving and successful young individual.
Letter of Recommendation
To Whom It May Concern:
I solidly recommend Mr. Jacob Chavez for your opening position of your architectural design for the hospital. I have known Mr. Chavez for a span of several years and without a doubt he would be very suited for this placement. Being his engineering teacher, I have observed that he is an outstanding scholar, good with his hands, a perfect puzzle solver, and most importantly a person with an unforgettable character.
Mr. Chavez has taken an engineering class every year throughout his high school career and his work proves that he is a qualifying contestant for your architectural designer. Another thing he has been apart of is the Gifted and Talented program. Through this program he has built a string of interesting structures, competed them against local schools and has placed in top three. I have been lucky to witness his phenomenal work with his crafty skills and it has surely left me in shock. He plans to put his capability to good use and improve our world for generations to come.
It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Chavez and undoubtedly it will be for you. By the way he strives to perfect his skills and makes sure the arrangement works, he will positively enhance the hospital’s construction and elevate its work progress. This is a perfect fit for Mr. Jacob Chavez and for any concerns please contact me by phone (915)-500-3095 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, Thank you for your time.
El Dorado 9th Grade Academy
Good evening Madison,
I am applying for the position of Architectural Designer at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
As previously discussed I am currently pursuing my goal of achieving a Doctorate degree of Architectural Design through intensive academic programs as well as achieve the necessary utilities in order to achieve such a goal, such as scholarships. In order to succeed, I have participated and am currently participating in certain various programs in order to gain the experience needed for my career choice of Architectural Design, such as Project Lead the Way, the National Honor Society and the International Baccalaureate program, just to name a few. As you may know, none of these courses and programs are easily accessible, nor are they able to be accomplished by anyone. Obviously, these challenges and responsibilities have allowed me to gain the skills used in communication, well developed reports, elegant presentation skills and producing excellent work before the deadline.
Noticeably, Architecture plays a crucial part in the world, as this can be seen at all perspectives and encompasses the human population. I believe to be a worthy candidate for this intriguing position at the Texas Children’s Hospital and hope that you will grant me the opportunity to prove myself to you.
Jacob I Chavez
11764 Balladeer Ave
El Paso, TX 79936
11467 Pearl Rd
CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR
Hard-working Innovator eager in obtaining an Engineering position for the Texas Children’s Hospital which will allow me to grow in knowledge, creative collaboration and communication skills and exercise my innovative engineering.
2010-2013 SISD, El Dorado High School
Introduction to Engineering PLTW / Instructor
Teaching students in class
- Oversaw, taught and assisted students in learning the Project Lead the Way programs as well as Engineering techniques used in the field. Helped students understand future work experience through digital programs such as Inventor.
El Dorado High School Weights Coach
- Aided and supported students as well as taught students body-building techniques to keep in shape.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Extremely quick learner
- Advanced Understanding of Engineering technology, techniques and programs
- Creative ideas implied to working style
- Collaborative thinker
- Self-motivated and Dedicated
- Mentor to amateur engineers newer to the field
- Experienced with rigorous educational programs
- physical strength
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
El Dorado High School
Gifted and Talented Program
National Honor Society
International Baccalaureate Graduate
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
University of Southern California GPA: 3.91
1. Aureleah Jimenez
Title: El Paso City Coroner
Company: El Paso Government
Phone #: (915)-500-3095
2. Aaron Goulette
Title: Pebble Hills High School English and Literature Teacher
Company: Socorro Independent School District
Phone #: (915) 487-7734
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