What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

ally-2017 Industrial and Systems Leave a Comment

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 …

Study Spot: SAL 101

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Everyone has a different way to “get in the groove” when it comes to studying and doing homework. For me, it really depends on what kind of work I’m doing. If I’m writing an 8 page paper, then I need to be in a quiet, public place where I can do research and restructure my thoughts without distraction. Oh, and …

My Favorite Study Spot: Research Lab!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Research, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week and happy homecoming! This week we are talking about our favorite study spot, and while I have many favorite spots including my desk at Alpha Phi, Engineering Quad, and RTH Cafe, one of my new favorites has been in my research lab! Iced coffee in E-Quad is the perfect afternoon break! #ViterbiLifepic.twitter.com/KNJUWFz8Kv …

Rise of the Entrepreneur

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Hi Guys, We all go to college with the looming expectation by our parents that we will graduate and find a job in industry that not only pays well, but is everything we hoped and dreamed.  Yet in this day and age with the growth of technology and the emphasis on innovation, not only are traditional companies becoming largely outdated, but …

Plans for the Future

frankie-2017 Chemical, Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Plans for the Future. As of now, thats all they are. As a sophomore, there are only so many opportunities out there as an engineer since most companies are looking for Juniors or Seniors. I am not saying that their aren’t any opportunities, but as a sophomore engineer, you will be starting your major specific engineering classes, and there is …

Looking Forward

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Freshman year I learned that the best way to be prepare myself for internships was just to think ahead and to take advantage of the opportunities that came my way. There are tons of companies looking for young engineering talent (even at the freshman level), and the right approach made finding a company that worked for me very doable. My …

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

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Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …

CE 473: Engineering in Real Life

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

When I tell people about civil engineering, I usually end up discussing the most obvious things, such as the design of infrastructure.  But this semester, I’ve been lucky enough to expand my view of how civil engineering applies to my life in CE 473: Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics.  The class is taught not by an engineering professor, but by a lawyer, …

MECHanical + OPtical + elecTRONIC = MECHOPTRONICS

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

It has been called one of the most nerve-wrecking courses at USC. Mostly by other AME students, but hey, what’s to be expected when your midterms are upgraded to “terror-quizzes”? Hype aside, Mechoptronics is very quickly becoming one of my favorite classes I’ve taken thus far at USC. As a 300 level AME course, Mechop delves into the heartier subjects …

CSCI 170: A Theoretical Grab-Bag

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One of the cool things about studying engineering is coming away with practical skills that can be applied quickly, but I’ve also always had a soft spot for rigorous proofs where the application is less clear. CSCI 170 (Discrete Mathematics), is a refreshing dose of theory and an abstract mathematical exploration that complements the more implementation-focused classes I am taking. …