Summers as an Engineering Student: Research, Internships, or Cabo?

Bethany Bethany, Internship, Students, Viterbi Summer, Work 0 Comments

Hi everyone! As the end of March approaches everyone is looking forward to the summer and the end of midterms/finals. I remember two years ago being a freshman and stressing out over what I was going to do over the summer. The big question thrown out there during this time of the year is “where are you working this summer?” It …

Networking: Should You Care?

ankur-2017 Internship, Life After Graduation, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Networking. You hear about it everywhere. In class, from friends, and online. It’s what your advisors tell you to do. It’s what your friends say they’ve done. And it’s probably something that you don’t understand. I know when I came into college my first semester, I didn’t understand it. So I’m writing this to the first-semester version of myself. I …

Pacemakers and New Beginnings

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! It has been quite some time since I posted an update so I thought I would take this post to go through my last half of 2016 and start of the new school year. I took a semester break from school for the fall 2016 session to work as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op with St. Jude Medical, a …

Navigating the Career Fair

alexb-2017 Alex B., Internship 0 Comments

So I decided to finally write a blog tackling the monster of career fairs. For most college students the career fair is the most dreaded, but most important days of the semester. Often characterized by long lines and defeated faces, the career fair can be a very positive experience if you know what you’re doing. As an old guy who …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

nayely-2017 Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Nayely, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

10th Anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of EE!

Michelle Electrical, Internship, Michelle 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being the student speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering! It was a wonderful reception, and I was so excited to meet the namesake of USC’s amazing EE department, Dr. Ming Hsieh. I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when I listened to Dean Yortsos, Provost Michael …

Acing the Technical Interview

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Internship 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good week.  Since it is the middle of fall, we are right in the middle of recruiting season for jobs and internships!  I thought I’d share some of my tips for interviews/job applications, specifically for software engineering jobs. Get involved with student projects – I have found that my interviewers really …

Day In the Life of a Microsoft Intern

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Shana, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

If I could capture the essence of this summer, it would be something like this: That ladies and gentlemen, is Microsoft’s ex CEO Steve Ballmer (the new CEO Satya Nadella is just as cool BTW). And that energy and enthusiasm, has left a lasting impression at Microsoft. Needless to say, interning for Microsoft is HYPE. I can’t even begin to …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna 0 Comments

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

Why I Chose ISE

anya-2017 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, …

My Summer in SF

ally-2017 Ally, Internship, Viterbi Summer, Work 0 Comments

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 …

Dog Parties, Weddings, Research, and St. Jude Medical: My Summer 2016

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! We are about halfway through summer and so far it has been pretty exciting. For the first half I worked in my research lab, the Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering, here at USC. I work with fabricating tumor microenvironments and my partner and I made some great progress on our project! While working at my lab these past …

Sales, Strategy, and Snorkeling!

betty-2017 Betty, Internship, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Happy Summer ’16 everyone! This summer I decided to take a break from engineering and try out doing a Marketing and Sales Strategy internship at a software start up in Santa Monica, CA called fynd. Since it’s a start-up, I’m learning a little bit of everything from every aspect of the company, but I’m also able to bring some of …

The Budde Summer 2016 Update

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Internship 0 Comments

And we’re back! Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. It’s been a busy two months for me as I moved across the country to Northern Virginia for my summer internship. I am currently a Quality Control Intern with K2M, a spinal medical device company that creates innovative solutions for spinal deformities and other degenerative spine diseases. As …