Navigating the Working World

Timothy Marino Chemical, Internship, Professional & Academic 0 Comments

Well, it’s been a busy summer.  Since making my way back home to Calgary in mid-May, I’ve been interning as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a boutique investment company called AltaCorp Capital, Inc.  Despite the job’s focus being slightly different than that of my region of study, this opportunity has taught me a great deal about finance, and, given …

3rd Internship Summer, 2nd Chevron Internship, 1st Time in Houston

Sophie Chemical, Internship, Sophie, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Internships… they’re a pretty big deal if you’re looking for a full time job after you graduate. Viterbi does an awesome job of preparing you for the job hunt, and providing a wealth of opportunities to snag that dream internship. This summer is my third internship in college, and I’ve gotten all three through the Viterbi Career Fair in the …

This Summer I Fled to the Other Side of the World

Namita Prakash Free Time, Internship, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

I love Southern California. I really do. But if there’s one thing that makes me forget that love rather easily, it’s the heat. I’ve yet to spend more than a single boiling summer in the SoCal area, and this year has been no different. Every summer, my family and I make the impossible journey back to Bangalore, India, where we’d lived …

Summer in the Sun and Stars- Interning at Orbital ATK

Nathan Alvarez Aerospace and Mechanical, Beach, Free Time, Internship, Nathan, Sports, Work 0 Comments

This summer has been crazy trying to fit in work, time with family, and time at the beach. After taking one week off to travel to Seattle, I started working a full time internship at Orbital ATK in my hometown of Goleta, CA, and I’ve absolutely loved it. If you don’t already know, Orbital ATK is an aerospace and defense company …

Civil Engineering for an Aerospace Engineer

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Aerospace and Mechanical, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Professional & Academic 0 Comments

This summer, I took it upon myself to try something different. I knew I did not want to be stuck at home doing nothing this summer, and I also knew that I wanted to start building my resume with some interning experience. Now, the process of applying for internships started almost a full year ago for this summer. Yeah, it’s …

Work Hard and Go Home: A Summer at Slack

Yingyu Sun Computer Science, Internship, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

“Slack?” my mom asked me when I told her where I’d be interning for the summer. “What’s Slack?” Slack is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today, and a place where I’ve been fortunate enough to work for the past few months. At a company that values playfulness, empathy, and craftsmanship, I’ve been able to learn more about …

How to Navigate the Internship Search

Yingyu Sun Computer Science, Internship, Professional & Academic 0 Comments

When the fall semester begins, so does the hunt for a summer internship. From talking to recruiters to prepping for interviews, there’s a lot going on during these few months. Here’s a few things I’ve learned about landing your next internship at an up and coming tech company! Like most people will say, it’s never too early. You can start …

Berlin + Sustainable Development

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Uncategorized 0 Comments

I hope all has been going well on the other side of the pond (am I still allowed to say that even though I am not in Britain? I’m going to say it anyways). This summer your girl’s been doing some research at Technische Universität Berlin (in Berlin, Germany). I’ve been researching sustainable development, namely how startups can be used …

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 …