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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 …

KellyEstimating the summer away!
Building E-2 at Northrop Grumman

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

Alex Uncategorized 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 …

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

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 …

AlexMaking the Most of Your Viterbi Connections

Viterbi is Always Looking Out for Me

Vincent Vincent Leave a Comment

There is a lot of stuff going on around campus. A lot. Everyday I am bombarded with emails either telling me to go to some on-campus event or that there are free tickets to a Dodger’s game. I got one this past spring I thought was so cool I figured I would share it. Always check your email! A freshman …

VincentViterbi is Always Looking Out for Me
The Television Academy Theater and Media Center - the site I'll be working on this summer!

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 …

BriaNetworking and the “Trojan Family”

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 …

MichelleAdvancing Your Career Early with 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 …

FrankieTips and Tricks to Freshmen Year

“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 …

Juliana“What is ISE, anyway?”: Part 2

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 …

Lyssa Aruda-2015What is Chemical Engineering?

Space Mission Design

Markus Astro, 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. …

MarkusSpace Mission Design

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 …

FrankieChemical Engineering: The ins and outs

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 …

Lauren Pelo-2015SCupper at El Cholo

Qualcomm Women’s Collegiate Conference 2015

Ellen CompSci, Electrical, Ellen, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! While my fellow VSAs will be sharing a little bit about research experiences with you this week, I thought I’d tell you about a conference that I had the opportunity to attend this past winter break.  Last fall, I got an email about a conference hosted by Qualcomm, a telecommunications and semiconductor company co-founded by USC’s own Andrew …

EllenQualcomm Women’s Collegiate Conference 2015

The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

MarkusThe Nature of Competition
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A Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P. Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe that I’m in my last semester of college! I have five exciting classes to look forward to in the last push before graduation, and I am really looking forward to what I will be learning this semester. I am in three biomedical engineering classes this semester, along with two fun electives to get as much as …

Lauren Pelo-2015A Snapshot of My Last Semester at USC!

My Last Semester as a Junior!

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your breaks as much as I did. I spent a lot of quality time with my family and even got to hit the slopes for some skiing. I also was lucky enough to watch the Trojans beat Nebraska at the Holiday Bowl! Now I’m back in the groove of things at USC and …

JacquieMy Last Semester as a Junior!

Those Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way

Markus Astro, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey All! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and either got a lot of candy or were able to spend it doing something you really enjoyed!  A few friends from my hometown came to visit during this time and it made me really realize how far I have come since middle and high school.  We are not completely different …

MarkusThose Little Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration Along the Way


Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Throughout your life, whether it be a regular day job at a gym, applying to college or looking for a professional job, you will have to go through various interviews. While some people find that interviewing is one of their strengths, many people see it as a nervous experience that they rather avoid, but today ladies and gentlemen, I’m going …


The Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!

Markus Astro, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, Every year it seems like I find a bunch of new study spots!  I recently have grown fond of the Wallis Annenberg building that was recently constructed.  Aside from the beautiful USC architecture expressing a more Gothic-style, the building is at the heart of the campus, making it easy to get food or as a central point to …

MarkusThe Best Spot to Study – Thanks Wallis!