Spotlight: Computer Science

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Computer Science is one of the most popular majors in engineering.  There are four majors within the Computer Science department, all four of which share the same core computer programming and algorithms courses.  The basic Computer Science major allows specialization through technical electives, Computer Science (Games) and Computer Science/Business Administration provide extra training in video game design and business, respectively. ...

Spotlight: Civil Engineering Part 3

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Civil engineering, one of the oldest and most broad branches of engineering, is the design and construction of the built environment. Civil engineers get to create the physical components of cities and design infrastructure that allow societies to function. This includes a large variety of structures and systems, like buildings, houses, skyscrapers, bridges, roads, sewage systems, dams, tunnels, and railroads. ...

Spotlight: Civil Engineering Part 2

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Civil engineering, one of the oldest and most broad branches of engineering, is the design and construction of the built environment. Civil engineers get to create the physical components of cities and design infrastructure that allow societies to function. This includes a large variety of structures and systems, like buildings, houses, skyscrapers, bridges, roads, sewage systems, dams, tunnels, and railroads. ...

Spotlight: Civil Engineering Part 1

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Civil engineering, one of the oldest and most broad branches of engineering, is the design and construction of the built environment. Civil engineers get to create the physical components of cities and design infrastructure that allow societies to function. This includes a large variety of structures and systems, like buildings, houses, skyscrapers, bridges, roads, sewage systems, dams, tunnels, and railroads. ...

Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering

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In simple terms, Mechanical Engineering is the engineering of things that move in this atmosphere. Courses for mechanical engineering at USC range from lecture test based courses such as thermodynamics, statics, fluid dynamics, to the infamous Mechoptronic Lab course. It is a course students take their 3rd year, and while it is one of the most difficult courses USC has ...

Spotlight: Chemical Engineering

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Chemical Engineering is the study of how chemistry and chemical processes can be used to help solve real world problems ranging from energy generation to water purification, and medical advances to technological advances. As a Chemical Engineer, you can join a wide variety of organizations on campus! join Rocket Lab, a student design teamjoin a professor's research laboratoryA few example courses ...

Spotlight: Aerospace Engineering

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Aerospace Engineering is a pretty small major within the Aerospace Mechanical department. The intro to aerospace class with all of the freshmen aerospace majors starts out with about 25-30 students, and eventually after people switch in and out of the major it gets down to about 20 people. Aerospace is very closely related to Mechanical engineering with only 5-6 class ...

Part 3: Student Accelerator

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Hooked on the many types of student accelerator programs? There's more!  Continue reading to find out even more below. D-Health utilizes the combined power of USC’s Health, Technology and Engineering programs to make an impact in healthcare information technology. This program enables student teams to rapidly prototype new technologies tackling the vast issues in fields of health and healthcare. These ...

Part 2: Student Accelerator

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First described in Part 1,  there are a few programs at USC that allow students to go through a similar acceleration process. These programs give students access to the space, mentorship and capital they need to actualize their ideas. The Blackstone Launchpad (BLP) is built to help students develop businesses, no matter what stage of the process they are in. ...

Part 1: Student Accelerator

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Startup Accelerators programs take in high potential startup companies and provide them with the resources they need to grow quickly in a short period of time, and many of todays most successful young companies have been through accelerator programs (Dropbox, airbnb, Redit). The Viterbi Startup Garage (VSG) taps into the combined potential of USC’s budding engineers and experienced professors to ...

Part 3: USC Housing On Campus

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Apartment Style's for Me!Looking for a full kitchen, private bathroom to share with max 3 other people and a full living room area? Equipped with air-condition, an elevator, and lots of space to put your stuff and food, apartment style may be what you're looking for.Webb -USC’s tallest housing building, providing most of its residents spectacular views of the city or ...

Part 2: USC Housing On Campus

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Suite Style's for Me!Looking for a 6 to 8 other suite mates and a bathroom you don't have to share with your whole floor? Equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave right in your room and air-condition, suite style might be for you! Check out the details of each freshman suite below.Arts & Humanities -Newest building in the Parkside area -Suite configurations consisting of double ...

Part 1: USC Housing On Campus

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Dorm Style's for Me!Looking for a convenient location to live with a close roommate? Equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave dorm style might be for you! Check out the details of each residential hall below.Birnkrant -Each floor has approximately 20 rooms, two large bathrooms (one for each gender) and a laundry room -Ground floor has music practice lounges, study areas, television ...

Theme Parks and Attractions: Part 2

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Having a campus in the heart of Los Angeles presents plenty of places to go to get off campus and have some fun. Besides all the theme parks, there are many attractions that are unique to the Los Angeles Area! Check them out below: Santa Monica Pier Besides going to Santa Monica for the beach, the pier is another option for ...

Theme Parks and Attractions: Part 1

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Having a campus in the heart of Los Angeles presents plenty of places to go to get off campus and have some fun. A great way to do this is to explore many of the theme parks and attractions spread throughout the Los Angeles Area! Check out some cool ones below: Disneyland Located 45 minutes south of campus in Anaheim, Disneyland ...

The Viterbi Org Inside Scoop: Part 2

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If professional organizations aren't your thing, then maybe doing hands on engineering work maybe more your fit! Viterbi Design Teams are opportunities for students to build vehicles, rockets, airplanes, race cars, and more. These organizations are mostly student run, and produce completely student built products. They get sponsors from some of the major engineering companies in Los Angeles, therefore strengthening ...

The Viterbi Org Inside Scoop: Part 1

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While there are already so many organizations USC as a whole has to offer, the Viterbi School of Engineering has even more options of organizations to join. Organizations within Viterbi can be divided into Professional Organizations, Design Teams and More! Within Viterbi, the Klein Institute of Undergraduate Engineering Life oversees all Organizations to promote the organizations working together to promote ...

Discover Los Angeles Outdoors: Part 2

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We last covered the best hikes around LA County that are definitely worth checking out!  These hidden paradises in the busy Los Angeles City are not the only ones.  Here are two more secrets that are a must see destination -- especially on the very hot days of California. Escondido Falls Located near Malibu, this hike takes you through a canyon, ...

Discover Los Angeles Outdoors: Part 1

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Although there is always something fun going on at USC, sometimes it is nice to get off campus and explore Los Angeles. A great way to do this is through hiking. Even though most people don’t think LA is very outdoorsy, there are plenty of great hikes around LA County that are definitely worth checking out! Here a few cool ...

Sororities and Fraternities: Part 2

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There are also quite a few professional or special interest fraternities on campus that allow people with similar interests to network, develop important skills, or just have some fun with some like-minded classmates.  For example, there's a fraternity for many of the professional disciplines, including business, law, engineering, and even cinema.  Most of these organizations are co-ed and have rush and pledge ...