ITP 320: A Serious Game

Anya Bonner Anya, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

IISE: Why Professional Development Clubs are Awesome

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey guys, Today I want to talk to you all about an engineering club within Viterbi that is tailored to my major, Industrial and Systems Engineering. USC has student organizations dedicated to professional development for students in every branch of engineering, and you can find a comprehensive list of Viterbi student orgs here, but for now I’m going to focus …

Why ISE?

Clare Sargent Clare, Industrial and Systems 0 Comments

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having an absolutely fabulous semester thus far! I know it has only been a couple of weeks, but it honestly feels like I’ve been here months so I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. I’ve decided to finally write my Why ISE blog this week. I’ve been meaning to write it …

New Semester, Same Me

Clare Sargent Clare, Industrial and Systems 0 Comments

Hey guys! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter breaks! I know I loved having a month off to relax and sleep after a stressful but fulfilling first semester. I spent most of time watching Netflix and hanging out with my family, but what a great way to prepare myself for this semester. I’m finally done with all my major prerequisites, …

Why I Chose ISE

Anya Bonner Anya, Industrial and Systems, Internship 0 Comments

Fighting on during my first visit to Viterbi In high school, you often don’t hear about Industrial and Systems Engineering. You hear about civil, mechanical, biomedical, and maybe chemical engineering. However, Industrial and Systems Engineering is rapidly becoming a very popular major. At USC, it is the most transferred-into major in Viterbi. But what really is Industrial and Systems Engineering, …

Major Decisions… What in the World is ISE?

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Coming into USC, I thought for sure that I had decided on a major. I entered my first semester as a Mechanical Engineering major. In high school, I had taken classes in AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and I had participated in engineering design competitions. In college, I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but towards the end of the semester, …

Parkside Darkside?? 5 Reasons Why Reality Shatters Expectations

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Suite 0 Comments

After choosing USC, the next item on my to-do list was deciding which dorm I was going to live in. Needless to say, the process of picking a residence hall included many hours of online research, and combing through forums and blogs, which only resulted in more indecision. It seemed like there were endless options, and I wanted to find …

Changing My Major Three Times

Clare Sargent Civil and Environmental, Clare, Industrial and Systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Ever since eighth grade, I had thought that when I went to college I would major in Environmental Engineering. That year I had attended state science fair and received a recommendation to attend the Intel International Science fair for a project that studied different types of biomass and their biogas production. Basically, eighth grade Clare thought her entire life should …

The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …

Senior Year Preview: My Fall Semester

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone – welcome back! I’m so excited to be back at USC after a wonderful summer interning in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read about my summer experiences here. This blog is going to be a preview of this semester. I have a lot to look forward to: I’m starting my senior year, and I definitely want …

Industrial Engineering with Computer Science

Ally Ally, Industrial and Systems 2 Comments

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 …

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

Ally Ally, Industrial and Systems 0 Comments

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 …

Old Annenberg: my little secret

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Astronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, Ian, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

My schedule this semester bounces me across campus on every day of the week. From VHE to RTH, and Hoffman Hall (HOH) to Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS); but one place is becoming a constant, a home away from home: the west lobby at ASC, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism! I say Annenberg and your thoughts might jump to the …

Interning at Flextronics

calvin-2016 Calvin, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Internship, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Work 0 Comments

I went back to my home town of San Jose in the Bay Area this summer. I had the opportunity to work an internship in the Silicon Valley at Flextronics, where I worked with RFID technology. You can think of RFID as the barcode scanner of the future; no line-of-sight is necessary and the technology allows us to “scan” many …