My Major! All About Computer Science

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Computer Science is an incredibly diverse major here at SC; the breadth of organizations related to CS, the majors/minors/emphases you can take, the research projects available is huge! I’m studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science, which is a major offered by the Computer Science department in conjunction with Electrical Engineering. You get an even split of both CS (software engineering …

Spark SC – Student Innovation Hub

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Suveena, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

  One of the organizations on campus that I’m involved in is Spark SC. It’s an entrepreneurship organization that aims to connect students in all different disciplines with a common interest in innovation. We do this by hosting events from an ideathon to a startup career fair, bringing together all kinds of students. Spark is really an organization unlike any …

Springing into a New Semester

Suveena Thanawala Computer Science, Dorm, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

(Yes, I really did use that pun) As spring semester approaches and 2017 begins, I’m really excited to see what I’ve got in store. This semester, I’ll be taking EE 354 – Introduction to Digital Circuits, CSCI 270 – Introduction to Algorithms and the Theory of Computing, a GE on Broadway, Aural Culture, and Weight Training. I’m excited for another …

Summer Schedules

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Computer Science, Free Time 0 Comments

Not being in a formal internship program meant that I had to figure out ways to lock myself down and focus on the goals I had for that day. Without a regular 9-5, it’s really, really easy to do nothing, lay in bed, and just watch Netflix all day. To curb that and attempt to be productive, I decided that …

All Summer Sixteen

Ankur Rastogi Ankur, Biomedical, Computer Science, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

I spent most of the summer back home in Chicago. While I wasn’t doing a formal internship, I’m really glad to have had the time “off” – I think it’s important to take time every so often to recenter and really consider what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. College goes by really quickly, and it’s too easy to …

Changing Engineering Majors

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Molly 0 Comments

Over four years ago, I filled out the application to USC and somewhat-confidently selected “Computer Engineering” as my major.  I liked computers, and math, and robots, so it seemed logical. Although honestly, I had no idea what engineering really was. But astronauts and scientists and world leaders were engineers, so I wanted to be one too.  Then, I took Introduction to …

A Semester of Products & Social Entrepreneurship

calvin-2016 Calvin, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

For me this semester is focused on building real products and learning about social entrepreneurship, both inside and outside of the classroom. In terms of what is going on with classes, my full course list is: CSCI 360: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CSCI 401: Capstone Project BAEP 470: The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Taking the Leap BAEP 471: Social Innovation Design …

Building an Operating System in CSCI 350

Ellen Computer Science, Ellen 0 Comments

Hi everyone! This week we are all going to be talking about some of our favorite classes that we’ve taken at USC.  One of my most interesting classes has been CSCI 350: Introduction to Operating Systems.  It’s one of the most famous classes that CS majors have to take because it’s known for being a lot of work.  I ended …

City Fellows Consortium–Entrepreneurship in LA

eric-2016 Computer Science, Electrical, Entrepreneurship, Eric, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope everything is going well—especially those filling out college applications! I’ve talked about all the fun research projects and other engineering activities that I’ve been doing on and off campus, but one that I haven’t mentioned yet is the City Fellows Consortium! This is something that I’m super passionate about and co-founding this consortium has been one of the …

The Zero is the Hero

vincent-2016 Computer Science, Vincent, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

So I just got my first break of the day from classes and I decided to go to my favorite place on campus for a milkshake, Ground Zero. Amidst drinking the dairy goodness I thought of sharing my little slice of heaven with all of you. As I said, Ground Zero has some pretty delicious treats. The baristas, all of …

Future Career Plans: Internships and Research

Ellen Computer Science, Ellen, Research, Work 0 Comments

Hi everybody! This week we’re all sharing our different experiences with everything related to internships, jobs, and life after college.  For the past couple summers, I have been in summer school trying to make progress towards completing my double major.  This past summer, I started working on a research project because I’m looking to go into a PhD program, so …

Sandia, Facebook, and Beyond!

eric-2016 Computer Science, Electrical, Eric, Internship, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys—hope everything is going well! As you know, my major at USC is Electrical Engineering and my emphasis is in robotics. And at the same time, I’m pursuing an Entrepreneurship minor in Marshall. My dream job soon after finishing my higher education would be to work in a technology management role at an innovative company preferably working on a …