2nd Semester Senior

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Holy moly, I can’t believe I’m a second semester COLLEGE senior. 4 years went by so quickly and though I’m seriously in shock that I am finishing up in May, I do feel like my time has come. I’m still figuring out my graduation plans but I am starting to get excited about going out in the real world. This …

LavaLab – USC’s Student Run Incubator

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My favorite involvement at USC has by far been LavaLab. LavaLab is a entrepreneurial organization on campus that puts together teams made up of engineers, designers, and business students that create a product over the course of a semester. My first semester in LavaLab was Spring 2016, where I created a product called MentorMe, which was a way to link college students …

Senior Year!!!!!

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Hey everyone! Senior year is officially in full swing! I’m taking 5 classes this semester: Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Simulations, Software Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Senior Design. The senior design class is grouped into team of 4 and then matching with a company in the Los Angeles area to consult for them for the next year. My team was matching …

My Summer in SF

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Wowowow I can’t believe my summer is more than halfway over! This summer I have an internship with Splunk, which is an international data analytics company based in San Francisco. I am doing product management for their Data Solutions Group. As a quick background, the Data Solutions Group makes add-ons. Every new type of data needs an add-on to normalize …

The Best Places on Campus

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Food Spot: At Campus Center there are a bunch of yummy restaurants like Lemonade and California Pizza Kitchen but one of my favorite places to eat is in the RTH (Engineering headquarters) Cafe because they have super cheap Bahn Mi sandwiches, which is the perfect snack in between classes. The RTH outside area is also beautiful. Just finished my last operations …

Abroad in AustrALLYa!!

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So I just finished up 6 months in Melbourne and absolutely fell in love with Australia. Everyone was so welcoming and studying internationally was an amazing cultural experience and I really think I grew a lot as a person. I studied abroad by directly enrolling in the University of Melbourne so I was completely immersed and was usually the only non-Australian …

Why I Chose USC

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There were 4 main things I was looking for in my college experience. 1. Academics The first was that I wanted to go to a school with a rigorous engineering program because that was my intended study, but also had a good reputation for other academic programs like business and arts and sciences just in case I decided after getting to college that …

Industrial Engineering with Computer Science

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I like to think of Industrial and Systems Engineering as applied problem solving. The foundation of my classes is math like probability, statistics, and linear algebra which we then use for operations research to solve complex problems. These problems can vary to economic to resource allocation problems which really allow for a diverse application. Can't believe this year is coming to an …

Springing Forward!

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I had a great winter break back home in Palo Alto, full of sleeping, cooking, and relaxing family time and now I am ready to jump into Spring 2015 semester! At the very end of my break, I finalized my summer internship with Visa doing Data Analytics for their Business Development team at their Bay Area located headquarters! I had …

Hiking in LA: Runyon Canyon

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Hiking is one of my favorite things to do to clear my head and luckily Runyon Canyon is super close to USC. You can get to Runyon Canyon by either taking the metro to West Hollywood or it’s a 15 minute drive. There are a bunch of different trails in the canyon but my favorite is the 3-mile loop that …

Heritage Hall: THE BEST STUDY SPOT

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At USC we are lucky enough to pretty much one of the best weather systems in the world (check this out if you don’t believe me) so I like to take advantage of that and study outside as much as possible. The fresh air and sunshine makes studying a thousand times better. Not a bad place to be doing homework. #ViterbiLife …

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

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One of the most common questions I get is, “What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?” This is completely valid because “industrial” is a pretty general word in itself and then if you google “industrial engineering” you get something along the lines of “optimizing systems” which is just as vague. I like to thinking of it as a degree in problem …

Data Analytics Internship

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This past summer I interned at Guavus, a big-data analytics company based in the Bay Area. I had an awesome time getting to know the ins and outs of a pretty complex and booming industry, but I wouldn’t have had the chance without USC. Go #USA #worldcupatwork #ibelieve #ViterbiCareers pic.twitter.com/fuLtFyup9C — Ally Reister (@AllyReister) June 26, 2014 I was pretty …

How ITP-320 is Going to Get Me a Job

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“How many of you are sitting in this classroom because someone told you if you will take this class, you will have a job after college?” were the first words out of Professor Kale’s mouth in ITP 320, also known as Enterprise Information Systems. Now “Information Systems” (also the name of my concentration within Industrial and Systems Engineering) is incredibly broad …

Fall Classes and THE WEEKENDER

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This semester I am taking five classes: Computer Science, Probability, Enterprise Systems, Physics, and Art History. I was a little nervous about taking four technical classes but so far it seems manageable! My favorite class so far is ITP-320 or Enterprise Information Systems. It’s an intro class to SAP taught by Professor Kale and I like it because it teaches really …