Engineering and Entrepreneurship: LavaLab

Michael Thorson Entrepreneurship, Michael, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Entering my Junior year this semester, I felt nervous. I was nervous that by studying Aerospace Engineering, one of the most specific majors in Viterbi, I was locking myself into a very narrow career path: immediately launching into a big company after graduation to build rockets and satellites. Obviously revolutionizing the air and space industry at Boeing or NASA still …

My Week at the Grace Hopper Celebration

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everybody! I hope you all have been having a good weekend.  I have spent most of this weekend catching up on schoolwork and the like because I spent most of last week in Houston, Texas for the Grace Hopper Celebration! GHC is basically a conference for women in computing and anything that relates to that topic.  Overall, there were …

Future Career Plans: Internships and Research

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Research, Work Leave a Comment

Hi everybody! This week we’re all sharing our different experiences with everything related to internships, jobs, and life after college.  For the past couple summers, I have been in summer school trying to make progress towards completing my double major.  This past summer, I started working on a research project because I’m looking to go into a PhD program, so …

Get Out, Get Involved, Fight On!

vincent-2016 Computer Science, Vincent, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

So here’s the deal, there is only so much a student can learn in the classroom; that’s where student organizations come in. Student organizations provide an opportunity to gain understanding and competence in any field of study through real-world application of classwork. Not only that, it’s a great way to make new friends and potential employers. I thought I would …

Back to Los Angeles!

vincent-2016 Computer Science, Vincent, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

My summer was absolutely fantastic! I reconnected with old friends and I know, despite how far away USC is from Chicago, that I won’t ever lose those relationships. Meanwhile, my internship with Castwell Products Inc. was everything I could have asked for; I definitely feel more prepared for my professional career. But seeing USC on ESPN (AP Poll #8!) started …

My Spring 2015 LavaLab Project

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey guys,   This week I wanted to talk to you about the progress of my LavaLab team’s progress. For those of you who don’t know, LavaLab is an on campus student incubator program that allows small groups of students to work on design oriented solutions to everyday problems of their choice. Our team decided to work on creating a …

YouTube, EA, and Yelp Oh My!

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Hi everyone! Last week, I blogged about my experience interning with Centurylink Technology Solutions. On that same note of careers, I just got back to LA from a trek to San Francisco. A group of about 30 Viterbi students got to take part in a new event called Viterbi Trek. We all traveled to NorCal and got to visit different …

From Cryptography to Communication: Fall Semester Preview

Patrick-2016 Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Howdy everyone! Fall semester is just starting up this week and we’re all getting excited with our new classes! The Trojan football game yesterday was the perfect way to dive into a new semester – full steam ahead! Personally, I’m pumped for my classes this semester and they’re looking to be a good variety of topics; from cryptography, to business …

Computer Science and the Business Behind It

Patrick-2016 Computer Science, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Howdy! I’ve talked a lot about some of the classes I’ve taken, like Mobile Game Programming, Video Game Production, Software Development, and more, but, while these show some of my favorite parts of my major, Computer Science/Business Administration is much more than just programming projects and making applications. Computer Science/Business Administration is how the two disciplines come together and build …

My Favorite Organization: Association of Computing Machinery

Patrick-2016 Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Are you interested in iPhone apps that help you register for classes or can alert the hearing impaired of sirens? How about writing a program to sift through thousands of Car and Driver articles and extract trends in vehicle brands, makes, and models? If any of these topics, like mobile programming or finding teams to help you turn your great …

My Favorite Student Involvement: USC Software Quality Lab

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I’ve been involved in the USC Software Quality Lab for 3 years now, and it’s by far my favorite student involvement.  What is it? It’s the research group that is headed by my research advisor, Professor William G.J. Halfond, that focuses on issues of using software engineering to make software less buggy, more secure, and ultimately cheaper to develop and …