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Professional Student Organizations

provide students the opportunity to not only network with other engineering students with similar interests, but also graduate students, professors, and industry representatives. These organizations often inform students the opportunities available after graduation through a variety of networking events.

Explore some of the student organizations


Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Alpha Omega Epsilon

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AOE is a professional and social sorority for female engineering and science undergraduate students. AOE works to advance the careers and education of women in engineering and science, and to promote a friendly, warm atmosphere.
AIAA furthers the purposes and programs of the American Institute of Aernautics and Astronautics national organization at USC.
AIChE provides forums to advance the theory and practice of the profession, upholds high professional standards and ethics, and supports excellence in education. Institute members range from undergraduate students to entry-level engineers to chief executive officers of major corporations.
ASCE is a professional society dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering, specifically in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It exposes students to the civil engineering industry and informs students about related opportunities through guest lecturers; social activities; field trips; and the annual design, construction, and competition of projects like the concrete canoe and steel bridge.
ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, hold 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and set many industrial and manufacturing standards.
ASBME arranges tours of Southern California biomedical l companies and research institutes devoted to medical technology; sponsors on-campus presentations by alumni and industry speakers; enhances student life with fun social events like beach trips, movie nights, and barbecues; and promotes faculty-student- industry interaction with events such as the annual BME Corporate Dinner.
ACM is the world’s first educational and scientific computing society. Today, their members (over 80,000 computing professionals and students world-wide, and the public) turn to ACM for authoritative publications, pioneering conferences, and visionary leadership for the new millennium.
AAAI members are passionate, eager, and excited about artificial intelligence — and about strengthening its ties to the community at USC and in the surrounding area. They pursue these goals through academic enrichment, corporate networking, expansion of technical expertise, social engagement, and philanthropic outreach events.
USC-CMAA promotes interaction between students, alumni, and industry professionals, and provide exposure to important topics and issues in construction management. USC-CMAA is open to all those interested in the field of construction and construction management.
Eta Kappa Nu is the honor society for students, faculty, and practicing engineers. It is open to students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Computer Science, and Biomedical-Electrical Engineering. Members are in the upper one-fourth of their junior class or upper one-third of their senior class. The goal of the USC chapter of Eta Kappa Nu is to network its members with its close industry relations and to prepare its members to be technological leaders.

Illumin is an online magazine dedicated to exploring the science and technology behind the things we encounter every day featuring the work of talented USC undergraduate engineers along with submissions from universities across the nation.
IEEE (“eye-triple-E”) helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
USC IIE strives to bring its members opportunities which provide them with valuable experiences, skills, and a familiarity with Industrial Engineering and related professions. Attending IIE Conferences and Seminars keeps students current on the latest trends and technologies. Student members also receive a free subscription to the award-winning Industrial Engineer magazine.
USC ITE, provides students with opportunities in and out of engineering to learn more about the transportation field, attend transportation related field trips, and network with industry professionals. We have hosted several speakers from private firms and public agencies such as Port of Long Beach, Stantec Consulting, HDR, Metro and City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation to speak to our members during our meetings.
NOBE USC is the University of Southern California Chapter of the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE), a national society uniting business, management and engineering organizations from universities coast to coast. NOBE strives to produce and refine leadership internally and develop professional skills in our members that can be translated into success in the business world.
Pi Tau Sigma is the designated honor society for Mechanical Engineering students. The qualifications for membership require to student to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa and a 3.0 GPA in Mechanical Engineering.
Sigma Gamma Tau recognizes achievement and excellence in the Aerospace Engineering field. Members must have completed at least three semesters of work towards the BSAE degree and must be in the upper one-third of the senior class, upper one-fourth of the junior class, or upper one-fifth of the sophomore class with at least a B average.
SPE provides a worldwide forum for the exchange of technology to meet the world’s energy needs both today and in the future. SPE members from every oil and gas-producing region share their knowledge and experience through SPE conferences and exhibitions, workshops, journals and books, short courses, and section meetings. Becoming a member of SPE gives you new opportunities to benefit from this worldwide exchange of ideas and to become a contributor to the profession through the Society’s programs and activities.
Tau Beta Pi is a nation-wide engineering honor society open to all engineering majors. TBP is interested in the academic, social, and ethical development of its members. Members must be in the top one-eighth of the junior class and the top one-fifth of the senior class. There is also a community service requirement for membership in TBP. Recent projects include: Friends and Neighbors Day, Spirits in Action, Shed 2K Day, and volunteering at the California Science Center.

“As Programming Director for the USC Chapter of IISE, I get a chance to connect students from my major with industry professionals through networking events and workshops. The Trojan Family really comes into play here, as Viterbi Alumni are always more than willing to hire and mentor fellow trojans! “Jose, Industrial and Systems Engineering '19

Listen to what our professional orgs are up to


Kelly and Paul chat about all things Civil & Environmental Engineering with current students Lucy, Erin, and Nick, students in Civil Engineering (Building Science). As part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Student chapter they compete in the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions each year…. and we even have a fun little story about Sylvester Stallone!

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