Mechanical Engineering, ’21
Hey, welcome to my page!
My name’s Miles and I’m a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Programming from Omaha, Nebraska. On campus, I’m involved with Engineers Without Borders, a club working to complete impactful engineering projects in less-developed countries, as the Fundraising Director. Additionally, I’m a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, a professional organization for students studying Industrial and Systems Engineering. I also love giving back to USC and the surrounding community, which I’ve been able to do with the Trojan Knights, a school spirit and service brotherhood. In my free time, you can find me exploring LA in an effort to find the city’s best avocado toast or enjoying the Southern California sunshine by hiking Runyon Canyon, surfing in Malibu, or playing beach volleyball in Santa Monica!
Check out the rest of my page to learn more about my involvement, what it’s like living in Los Angeles, and how I make the most of my #ViterbiLife!
Engineers Without Borders
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
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My Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering
How did I pick my major?
I was admitted to USC as a mechanical engineering major, but I wasn’t entirely sure that it was the right fit for me. I ended up going through the course plans for every major and looking at the syllabi for classes in each major. Industrial and Systems Engineering stuck out to me because it combined many things I was interested in, including lots of math, business applications, some computer science, and more. I also loved that it focuses more on the human aspect of engineering!
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Check out these blogs about ISE at USC!
ISE, ISE Baby: My Life as an Industrial and Systems EngineerSeptember 23, 2018
To Internships and Beyond! A Major Milestone in my Professional and Academic JourneyAugust 6, 2018
A Man of Many MajorsFebruary 8, 2018
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Favorite LA Spots
My Netflix Obsessions
Westworld is an HBO show which examines a future in which mankind has built ultra-realistic robots which are used in a western themed amusement park. The parks guests are able to do what they please with the robotic “hosts,” however as things start to go wrong in the park viewers are forced to ask themselves what being human really means. If you’re interested in artificial intelligence or are looking for a mind-bending thriller, this is definitely the show for you!
This show is about a computer programmer named Elliot Alderson who works for a cybersecurity firm by day and as a vigilante hacker by night, righting the wrongs he sees in the world. He’s recruited by the mysterious Mr. Robot to execute a hack that has the potential to change the entire world and bring about an economic revolution. I don’t want to say any more for fear of potentially spoiling things, but go watch it, it’s one of the best shows on TV!
Favorite USC Tradition
Every year in advance of the USC vs. UCLA football game, we have a week called Conquest. As we prepare to take on our crosstown rival, there are various activities and festivities, such as a concert and carnival on the McCarthy Quad! The Trojan Knights protect various USC monuments, including Tommy Trojan, for 24 hours a day all week long from any mischief. We have a ton of fun spreading USC spirit as we prepare to take on the Bruins!