5-156: CS Faculty Roundtable

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This special episode is a recording of a roundtable discussion with Paul and three Computer Science faculty members: Dr. Jeffery Miller, Dr. William G.J. Halfond, and Dr. Cyrus Shahabi. In the episode, Paul and the professors discuss internships, CS theory and hands-on work, the capstone project, programming experience and more. In the episode, they also answer questions from admitted students ...

5-150: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Faculty Roundtable

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This special episode is a recording of a roundtable discussion with Paul and three faculty members from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department: Prof. Paul Ronney, Prof. Charles Radovich, and Prof. Matthew Gilpin. In the episode, Paul and the professors answer questions from admitted students submitted via Zoom, generating a discussion on everything from the difference between aerospace and mechanical ...

5-149: Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Roundtable

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This special episode is a recording of a roundtable discussion with Paul and three faculty members from the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Prof. Lucio Soibelman, Prof. Amy Childress, and Prof. Felipe De Barros. In the episode, Paul and the professors answer questions from admitted students submitted via Zoom, ranging from a discussion on the differences between ...

5-148: Celebrating Women’s History Month

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In this episode, Mahima is celebrating Women's History Month by talking to some of her fellow female engineers. Mahima talks to Jessica and Evie about their involvements, challenges they faced being women in engineering, and most importantly, the uplifting community they've built here at Viterbi. Check out more! Read about the class that acheived gender parity! Learn more about Women ...

5-147: ISE Senior Capstone Project

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In this episode, Alex talks with fellow ISE major Nick about his experience with the ISE senior capstone project. Nick and his team are currently working on an optimization algorithm for the Aerospace Corporation. Tune in to find out more about this class unique to the Industrial and Systems engineering major. Check out more! Learn more about Industrial and Systems ...

5-146: First Year Admission Decisions 2020

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Tune into this special episode where Paul gives an update on First Year Admission Decisions. Learn more about virtual information sessions and how you can discover Viterbi remotely! Note that this was recorded on 3/25. Up to date information on USC's Covid-19 response can be found here: sites.usc.edu/coronavirus/. Check out more! Meet our students and ask questions virtually! Check out ...

5-145: How We Found Community through USC Housing

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In this episode, the podcast team discusses the communities we were able to build in USC Housing and share our favorite memories and stories from our first-year housing experiences at USC. As many of you begin to make your college decisions later this spring, you may be unable to travel to campus. Hopefully, this episode can help illuminate what it ...

5-144: COVID-19 Update

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Please listen to this update for an update on the University's response to COVID-19. Note that the situation is evolving and that this was recorded on March 12th at 9 AM. Check out more! Meet our students and ask questions virtually! Check out more of our podcasts and hear more about USC!

5-143: Indie Game Development at USC

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Listen in on a conversation with professor Matthew Whiting about things indie game development at USC! From opportunities within the computer science games major and beyond, learn all about how students go about building new projects and getting involved with the game scene in Los Angeles! Check out more! Learn more about Computer Science and Engineering! Listen to more podcasts ...

5-142: The Life of an Environmental Engineering Student over Four Years

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In this episode, Christina speaks with fellow environmental engineers Tadd ('23), Jessica ('22), Ahmed ('21), and Miranda ('20) about their experience at USC and passion for environmental engineering. Tune in to learn more about the major and opportunities as an environmental engineer at USC, and hear some student perspectives on life as an engineer from a freshman, sophomore, junior, and ...

5-141: Thematic Option… as an Engineer?!

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In this episode, Maddie talks to fellow engineers Lindsay, Andrew, and Rhys about USC's unique Thematic Option Honors program. Thematic Option is an interdisciplinary, theme-centered GE replacement program for students passionate about reading and writing. Students discuss what Thematic Option means to them, favorite classes, and how the program has connected with engineering. Check out more! Read more about Maddie! ...

5-138: What is Industrial and Systems Engineering? ISE Student Fifi Explains!

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In this episode, Audrey profiles Fifi, an Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) student at USC. Fifi explains what ISE is and talks about her experience in the major. As an engineer, Fifi has studied abroad in New Zealand, done research at USC's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, managed projects for Engineers Without Borders, and chaired the ...

5-137: From MD to Venture Capital with Dr. Tracy Dooley

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In this episode, Paul and Audrey talk with USC alumna Dr. Tracy Dooley to learn about her career in the healthcare industry. After graduating from USC with a degree in biomedical engineering, Dr. Dooley went on to Stanford University School of Medicine. Excited by the opportunities present in Silicon Valley, Tracy took an investment banking job after earning her MD. ...

5-136: Exploring Fun Classes Outside of Engineering

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In this episode, Christina chats with four Viterbi students, Nick, Kruthi, Sydney, and Audrey, to discuss fun, non-STEM classes that engineers can take at USC. From general education seminars on Italian organized crime to elective film symposiums, tune in to hear about some exciting classes offered at USC, student experiences in the courses, and how they fit into an engineering ...

5-135: How to Transfer to USC Viterbi

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In this episode, learn all about how to transfer to USC's Viterbi School of Engineering! Paul sits down with Rebecca Beiter, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, and Angie Solares, the Senior Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admission, to answer all of your questions about the transfer process. Remember, the transfer deadline is February 1st, so tune in to this podcast ...

5-134: Oppurtunities at the SHPE National Convention

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In this episode, Luz and other members of Society of Hispanic Engineers delve into their experiences with and opportunities at this year's SHPE national convention in Phoenix, AZ. Learn about graduate school opportunities, research competitions, and professional development going on at this ever growing conference and get the lowdown on all things SHPE! Check out more! Learn more about social ...

5-133: From CSCI 402 to the Oscars with Alumnus Jason Scott

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In this episode, Paul and Audrey chat with USC Alumnus Jason Scott, the current head of 3D at Rising Sun Pictures. After graduating from USC with a degree in computer science and a minor in cinema, Jason went on to pursue his lifelong dream of creating special effects for films. A passionate engineer, artist, and manager, he has worked on ...

5-132: Business, Boxing, and Beyonce with Viterbi Alumnus Ali Fakhari

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In the first installment of a new series highlighting alumni, we talk with Ali Fakhari, the current managing director of August Venture Partners. Ali graduated from USC Viterbi with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and received his M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Through his professional career, Ali has helped celebrities develop their brands including boxers and artists, such as Beyoncé. ...