As an incoming freshman, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study; therefore, I came in as an Undecided Engineer. As I studied in classes, talked to professors, and learned more about each major through Viterbi’s Spotlight program, I decided the best fit for me would be Electrical Engineering. USC actively tries to provide students with the resources and opportunities to explore other areas outside of their field of study, which has allowed me to expand my engineering horizons and to pursue interdisciplinary work. In my research experience at the Interaction Lab, a robotics lab, I have obtained valuable Computer Science skills that I can apply to future projects, in addition to my EE skills.
Beyond research, I am a fellow in Viterbi’s new VSI2 program. The goal of VSI2 is to foster entrepreneurship aspirations within the Viterbi School of Engineering. The program has encouraged me to pursue my own project and has presented me with the ability to intern at a tech startup this summer. In addition to academic and career-oriented opportunities, USC has over 500 clubs and organizations to get involved in. I have previously participated on USC’s Club Frisbee team, Hellions of Troy, and Latin and Ballroom Club.
I love that Viterbi provides its students with unbelievable resources, ranging from free tutoring to networking events to access to engineering equipment. The students in Viterbi are well-rounded individuals, exhibiting impressive credentials and sociable personalities. The balance of academic rigor and positive attitude among students creates a community that helps and cares for each other within Viterbi and USC as a whole.
If you have any questions about Viterbi, USC, or life in Los Angeles, I would love to talk to you! Please feel free to contact me!
I work in the Interaction Lab, a robotics lab, where I have obtained valuable Computer Science skills that I can apply to future projects, in addition to my EE skills. My research focus is in dialogue management