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 ...

Getting Involved within Viterbi

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While USC already has plenty of ways to get involved, Viterbi has over 30 organizations to get involved in! Viterbi organizations can be categorized into design teams, professional, innovation, and social organizations. All organizations within Viterbi are overseen by student affairs and the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life aimed at bringing together all of the organizations within Viterbi and ...

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 ...

USC Gives Back!

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The are hundreds of ways to get involved with community service on campus! Here are just a couple of awesome organizations that USC students love! Trojan Dance Marathon: Trojan DM is a 12 hour event in February that raises money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Last year there were over 2000 participants and they raised over $60000 to benefit pediatric ...

USC’s Best Study Spots: The Highlights

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Studying: it's one of the most important things you'll be doing at USC.  It's important to develop good study habits early, and that can be made easier if you find the right study spot.  Everybody's different - some people may prefer libraries, coffee shops, outdoor areas, or even just their desk in their bedroom.  Whatever your personal preference, here are ...

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, ...

Getting Around in LA

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When you go to college at USC, you benefit from being able to enjoy all that one of the country's largest cities has to offer in your free time.  Beaches, museums, hikes, sports, restaurants - the list goes on and on! Check out some of the cities best nature experiences here, as well as some of my favorite LA activities.  Now ...

Athletics at USC: The Highlights

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A great way to start the day refreshed, end the day on a high note or to just take a break from studying is to get a work out in with friends!  From varsity to club to intramurals to student run organizations there's a sport of interest at USC for everyone.   Whether you've been training your whole life to be the ...

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 ...

Viterbi Career Services

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One of the biggest concerns that people have when choosing a college, as well as a major, is if they will be able to get a job with their degree. Viterbi has an incredible amount of resources dedicated to helping you do just that. Viterbi puts on two career fairs each year: one in the Fall and one in the ...

Our Favorite Classes: The Highlights

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Due to the breadth of majors that Viterbi has to offer, we end up taking a set of incredibly diverse classes. This is a compiled list from some of our favorites of this semester. CE 473 – Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics: "Professor Sherman has really opened my eyes to how much more there is to engineering than just the ...

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 ...

Food at USC Part 2

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Even if you are not on a meal plan, there are still plenty of places all around campus. One of the most popular places is the center of campus, right next to Tommy Trojan. Known as Tutor Campus Center (TCC), Campus Center is considered the heart of campus having a wide variety of options to please every student. An indisder tip: ...

Need a Coffee Break?

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To get the day going or to keep the studying mode up, there's definitely a place to grab that cup of coffee or energizing smoothie.Around the Engineering School you'll find RTH Cafe.  Other than snacks and full meals, you can also grab a cup of coffee within minutes.   As an extra plus you can choose from a variety of options ...

Food at USC Part 1

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One of the most important things about going to a new place is finding the best food. Luckily, USC is packed with many great places with different cuisines and prices so that every student can find what they like best within an affordable budget! Below are some of the most popular dining choices at USC and what they have to ...

Sororities and Fraternities: Part 1

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You may have heard a little bit about Greek life at USC - social sororities or fraternities--organizations that are part of the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils.  These organizations offer a lot of pretty unique opportunities including participating in fun and meaningful charity events, living in a house with a group of close-knit people, and making connections with an extremely broad network ...

Discover Civil & Environmental Engineering!

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Ever think you could conduct research involving a wave tank?  Meet Professor Patrick Lynett.  A professor in civil engineering at USC, Dr. Lynett’s research investigates hurricane and tsunami impacts on the coast.  While rare events, the consequences of natural disasters can leave behind a neighborhood in rubles.  Thus Lynett he looks into creating reliable infrastructures for these communities.  Watch to ...

USC Football Weekender: Trojans take NorCal

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It's GAMEDAYYYYY! Fight On! @viterbistudent #weekender2014 — Ian (@igm331) September 6, 2014 Great game! Always awesome when USC comes out on top! #timber #deforestation — Josue Campos (@JoshTheTrojan) September 7, 2014 September 22nd marks the first day of fall and football season 2014 is in full swing!  Game days are a USC tradition as alumni, current and prospective students gather ...

Meet Makana: Chemical Engineering Senior!

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Tour the life of a senior, researcher, tutor, ultimate frisbee athlete, international intern, chemical engineer etc. -- the list goes on!  Through this link you’ll be able to: see what a typical day of a USC student is, learn how to get research as a freshman or once you realize you’re interested, discover the academic resources available at Viterbi, ...

American Institute of Chemical Engineers!

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Our student org spotlight is on: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)!  AIChE is a professional organization for students interested in a future related to chemical engineering.  National AIChE is the world's leading organization for ChemE professionals both in established industries and emerging areas from Petroleum to nanobiotechnology.  As a chapter at USC, we host events that promote members ...