Having a Blast at the USC ISE Annual Banquet

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

Hey everyone! This week was the ISE Annual Banquet, an end of the year celebration for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students in the ISE major, as well as ISE faculty and staff. As the Programming Director for the USC Chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), my job was to plan everything about the event, from the …

NAE Grand Challenges: Update!!

Rhea Choudhury Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Rhea, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus, Work 0 Comments

Hey guys! My last  blog was before spring break; I was super hyped about heading to DC for the NAE Grand Challenges competition and presenting the business plan my team and I created. Now that break and the competition are both over, I wanted to update you guys as to how it went! Here’s how the three days I spent …

Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

A Day in the Life of an Overly Involved Student

betty-2017 Betty, Campus Events, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Happy Engineers Week!!!! Engineers week is a week to celebrate being an engineer and give back to the community by spreading the love and passion of engineering to others. I’ve written 3 posts about Engineers Week at USC already: Engineers Week 2016 Engineers Week Planning Has Begun Engineers Week at USC So I decided why not share what it’s like …

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 …

Rah Rah Theta Tau!

Suveena Thanawala Professional & Academic, Service, Social & Diversity, Suveena, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been really hectic with starting school, getting acclimated to a new semester, and recruitment for the organizations I’m in. One of these orgs is a professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Theta Tau isn’t what most people think of when the words “fraternity” or “greek life” come to your mind; the focus is a little more …

Inspiring Entrepreneurship at USC

ankur-2017 Ankur, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Doing something new is always hard. I think that’s a fact of life, no matter who you are or where you are in it. There’s always someone telling you it can’t happen, something blocking the way, and some obstacle to overcome. But overcoming those challenges makes doing something new worth it, and it’s that idea that’s at the core of …

LavaLab – USC’s Student Run Incubator

ally-2017 Ally, Entrepreneurship, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

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 …

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 …

Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Major, Shana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

Engineering and Entrepreneurship: LavaLab

Michael Thorson Entrepreneurship, Michael, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Entering my Junior year this semester, I felt nervous. I was nervous that by studying Aerospace Engineering, one of the most specific majors in Viterbi, I was locking myself into a very narrow career path: immediately launching into a big company after graduation to build rockets and satellites. Obviously revolutionizing the air and space industry at Boeing or NASA still …

The Excitement of Getting Accepted: into the Organization of your Dreams

anya-2017 Anya, Involvement, Service, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Opening an email letting you know you’ve been accepted into the organization you’ve been waiting to hear from is one of the most exciting feelings. I experienced that excitement last Tuesday when I opened the email decisions for USC Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an incredible organization that works with local elementary schools and kids in the nearby communities. I …

Viterbi Presidents Retreat

betty-2017 Betty, Involvement, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Senior year has officially begun! (Crazy, right?) I’ve blogged a lot about KIUEL over the past couple years, but here’s another blog just because I love this group so much! The first weekend back at USC all of the Viterbi Presidents (all overseen by KIUEL) went on a retreat to Idllywild for a weekend retreat of trust building, ropes courses, and …

Junior Year… Here I come

Shana Douglass Athletics, Dorm, Housing, Music, Service, Shana, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

  Now that summer’s over and school has begun *crying emoji* , I thought I’d share the top five things I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year. 1.New Crib My first two years of college, I lived in both on and off campus university housing (Marks Hall and Century Apartments). The thing I love about USC housing is that …

Year Two

Suveena Thanawala Best of LA, Suveena, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hi everyone! As we’re getting back in the swing of things and getting ready for school, I’m really looking forward to getting back into a more set schedule and starting classes. I’m living off campus for the first time as a USC student, and I moved into my apartment a few days ago and am taking some time to settle …