USC won’t give you a job, but they will for sure help a lot.

Frankie Frankie, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

USC has built their prestige since it opened in 1880 and has become a large “brand name” among the top tier colleges. USC holds a very large presence in LA in that many businesses have at least one or two USC alumni among their staff. Due to this fact and the growing intelligence of the incoming students, USC attracts some …

Preparing for “Real Life”?

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This week, I’ll be focusing on careers, or as I like to call it: real life! I have spent most of my life in the comfort of school, but now that I’m a sophomore in college, it’s really time to start thinking about the rest of my career! First of all, this week is especially appropriate for #ViterbiCareers, …

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From Summer Internships to Post-Grad Planning

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Somehow this week is my fourth and final undergraduate fall internship week! I swear I was just headed to my very first one with my freshman academy class. Lucky for me, as a senior this week means lots of networking with companies I am familiar with, as well as reflecting on the work that I’ve done in the past. As …


Internship Prep: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Job

Alex Alex B., Biomedical, Engineering, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, it’s been an eventful two weeks since I last posted. Midterms have been coming at me hard, but I got to have a little escape from school by visiting home last weekend. A bunch of friends and I made the 6 hour drive to Phoenix to hang out with my family and head down to Tempe for the …


Fall Internship Hunting

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already October. This semester is flying by and Halloween (the best holiday ever) is around the corner! The Fall Viterbi Career Fair is also around the corner and I’ve already started prepping for it. Last year, I took my resume to the Viterbi Career Services office and had someone look over it with me and …

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Career Time!

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

It’s that time of year again! Students can be spotted in suits and slacks as Fortune 500 companies come to campus to recruit us.  From Northrup to Google to Amazon the companies that we use or hear about or see everyday host info sessions and have booths looking to find the next best talent. Well advertised, the career center at …

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Making Sense of it All: Careers and USC

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Engineering, Major, Naish, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Heard of the USC General Career Fair, Viterbi Career Conference, Viterbi Career Fair, Info Sessions, company tech tech talks…and wondering how to make sense of the multitude of events on campus? Quick Answer: Use them to your advantage, and go to as many as you can. Especially for freshman, your first month or so at USC will be one of …

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How to get an internship? Go to USC!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

With the first few weeks of school wrapping up, it is time to start thinking about those #ViterbiCareers. The career fair is right around the corner, and already on campus there have been plenty of information sessions for different companies and career guidance events to help everyone get ready for the career fair! It seriously feels like school just started, …

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Estimating the summer away!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

It is crazy to think that summer is already more than half over, and soon enough I will be back in classes for my senior year! I’m excited for my final year, but I’ve also really been enjoying my summer and don’t want it to end! Right after school got out, I went to my brother’s graduation from the music school …

Building E-2 at Northrop Grumman

If I Told You, I’d Have To Kill You: My Summer Internship at Northrop Grumman

Alex Alex, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

If I told you everything about my summer internship at Northrop Grumman Corporation, I’d have to kill you. But let’s start with the basics. Northrop Grumman Corporation is the fifth largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world and has four business sectors: aerospace systems, electronic systems, information systems, and technical systems. As an astronautical engineering major, I believe aerospace …


Making the Most of Your Viterbi Connections

Alex Alex B. Leave a Comment

Engineering classes can be daunting enough on their own, but add internships, research opportunities, and career plans to the game and you are sure to get a whole other story.  Although searching for these can be frustrating and often challenging, there are so many resources for us Viterbi students that make networking and applications so much simpler!  Here are a …

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Networking and the “Trojan Family”

Bria Bria Leave a Comment

You may have heard about the USC Alumni Association or seen the phrase “Trojan Family” on some t-shirts, and maybe you’ve even heard how USC has great networking. I know I heard these things before I decided to come here and also as an incoming freshman, but I didn’t know what being a part of the “Trojan Family” really meant until my hometown’s …


Advancing Your Career Early with Viterbi

Michelle Michelle Leave a Comment

It’s pretty common to hear that “It’s impossible to get an internship as a freshman in college!” In my experience, that’s definitely not the case at Viterbi! Coming into college, I had minimal experience with networking, and I never had the chance to talk to industry representatives before. But, after joining several organizations and looking into the resources that Viterbi …

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Tips and Tricks to Freshmen Year

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello newbies and freshmeat. I am just messing around; you won’t get the same treatment as some of you did high school, but you will still be very noticeable on campus. You will be the kids looking lost on the first couple days of school and you might walk in the wrong classroom once or twice, but trust me in …


“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 2

Juliana Industrial and Systems, Juliana Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! So this blog is the second in a two-blog series about my major – Industrial & Systems Engineering. Last week I talked about what ISE means in general and you can read that blog here. This week I’ll talk about where my ISE friends at USC work, both in internships and after graduation! “Where will I work?” So …


What is Chemical Engineering?

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical, Lyssa, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Blogged while procrastinating doing my mass transfer homework. Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to take the chance to explain a little bit about what Chemical Engineering means to me, and how my view of chemical engineering has changed over the past four years. When I first started I thought chemical engineers make chemicals.  What chemical engineers actually do …


Space Mission Design

Markus Astronautical, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Classes have been quite busy, but all a great learning experience.  I have the opportunity to take Space Mission Design which essentially provides a certain issue, and you get the chance to design a mission to address this need.  This semester we are looking to track the migration patterns of whales and stream live video from tagged whales. …


Chemical Engineering: The ins and outs

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I entered into college declared as a chemical engineer with a focus in petroleum not really knowing much about the field except that 1) they work with chemistry; check 2) they have to use math at some point; check 3) they make the most money right out of college; 100,000 checks. The money tag on chemical engineering pulled me into …

SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P. Leave a Comment

With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …