One of everyone’s biggest concerns when coming to college is what to do when you graduate! Four years is a long time to devote to school, and making sure that it is all worthwhile is very important. Luckily, Viterbi has its own career services center which I have been fully utilize in the past few weeks!
After a great kick off we had to EWeek on Monday, I’m going to now talk about one of the coolest engineering projects I’ve taken part of since I’ve been at USC.
I mentioned in a previous post that the summer after my freshman year I got to intern in Sweden for a powder metals company. I got really involved in the projects there and I still keep updated with their progress!
E-week is one of my favorite weeks of the spring semester because it’s an entire week dedicated to celebrating engineering. There’s a carnival, a talent show, a day dedicated to showing middle school students what engineering is, and a formal ball to name a few activities. In honor of E-week, we’re spending this week blogging about the coolest things we have done as engineering students, ranging from research to internships to class projects!
Happy E-Week! This week is all about celebrating engineering. I have loved learning about engineering so far, and can’t wait to continue my education in this diverse and challenging field. I’m constantly solving problems that can affect a lot of people. My favorite quote is that “Scientists discover the world that exists, engineers create the world that never was.”
A few months ago, I introduced you all to USC TAMID, an Israeli consulting group here on campus (See my previous blog: USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization). At the time, I had just started consulting for SpaceIL, a non-profit Israeli space company working to put a rover on the moon to win the $20 million Google Lunar X-prize. As I began gathering data on SpaceIL and its competitors, I had no inkling of SpaceIL’s potential, and I am now blown away by SpaceIL’s ability to inspire people, both Israelis non-Israelis.
One of my favorite parts of living in Los Angeles is having access to so many fun restaurants, great shopping, and concert venues! This month I was able to go see Imagine Dragons, one of my favorite bands at The Wiltern!
Everyone decided to take some time this week to describe their majors in their own words. I struggled with this topic for a while, since Chemical Engineering is such a broad field, and there’s so much that you can do with a Chemical Engineering degree.
Now being a senior, I have a very different perspective on what Chemical Engineering is compared to when I was a freshman. Initially, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with chemistry, and my classes would be an extension of concepts covered in my high school AP Chemistry class. However, over time, I have realized that Process Engineering is a more accurate description for this major. Chemical Engineers are optimization experts. They design and manage chemical processes. My classes have been much more focused on how to optimize product output in an industrial process than focusing on atomic and elemental science (although there’s definitely a fair share of that too).
Hi everyone! This week, we are blogging about our majors, so hopefully you will get a bunch of cool perspectives on some majors you may have been considering. I checked out my blog from last year on the same subject, and it was interesting to see how my career goals have changed even though my major has stayed the same. To me, one of the greatest things about chemical engineering is how versatile it is (and that goes for other engineering majors as well)! But spending six months working in a chemical engineering factory certainly changed how I view ChemE, especially because the experience was so aligned with my major.