ITP 320: A Serious Game

Anya Bonner Anya, Industrial and Systems, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Today was a great day. Today, in one of my classes, I had a really fun, valuable experience. The class is called Enterprise Wide Data Systems, or ITP-320. It’s a class that teaches us how to use SAP ERP, which stands for Systems, Applications and Processing, Enterprise Resource Management. The SAP system is commonly used in many companies, to integrate …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

IISE: Why Professional Development Clubs are Awesome

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey guys, Today I want to talk to you all about an engineering club within Viterbi that is tailored to my major, Industrial and Systems Engineering. USC has student organizations dedicated to professional development for students in every branch of engineering, and you can find a comprehensive list of Viterbi student orgs here, but for now I’m going to focus …

Why I Chose ISE

Anya Bonner Anya, Industrial and Systems, Internship 0 Comments

Fighting on during my first visit to Viterbi In high school, you often don’t hear about Industrial and Systems Engineering. You hear about civil, mechanical, biomedical, and maybe chemical engineering. However, Industrial and Systems Engineering is rapidly becoming a very popular major. At USC, it is the most transferred-into major in Viterbi. But what really is Industrial and Systems Engineering, …

Major Decisions… What in the World is ISE?

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Coming into USC, I thought for sure that I had decided on a major. I entered my first semester as a Mechanical Engineering major. In high school, I had taken classes in AutoCAD and SolidWorks, and I had participated in engineering design competitions. In college, I knew I wanted to be an engineer, but towards the end of the semester, …

Second Semester Senior

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Involvement, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …

The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …

A “Typical” Week at USC? No Such Thing!

juliana-2016 Juliana, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey there! Hope you’re all ready for the Notre Dame football game tomorrow – it’s going to be a tough one but I think we can pull it off. Beat the Irish! So this semester, just for fun, I’m taking an Introduction to Occupational Therapy course called Lifestyle Design (OT 220). It’s awesome – it’s just two units so it …

Senior Year Preview: My Fall Semester

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hey everyone – welcome back! I’m so excited to be back at USC after a wonderful summer interning in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read about my summer experiences here. This blog is going to be a preview of this semester. I have a lot to look forward to: I’m starting my senior year, and I definitely want …

Bridges, BART, and the Bay Area: My Summer in San Francisco

juliana-2016 Internship, Juliana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having wonderful summers! Mine has been fantastic – easily one of my favorite summers to date. This blog is meant to be a mid-summer update: I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to so far this summer, and then what’s coming up the rest of the summer. I started my summer by volunteering at …

My ISE 576 Project: Life Cycle Assessment of a Desalination Plant

natalie Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Hi everyone! In the next four weeks I have three major projects due, one of which is for my grad class, ISE 576 Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction. The purpose of the project is to apply the industrial ecology tools to an actual technology system and analyze it on a life-cycle basis. For our project my team is focusing on water …

Research Conference in Chicago!

katherine Research, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hi everyone! For the last year and a half, I’ve been working on a research project with Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. My research aims at reducing the delay in the medical equipment delivery process. A few months ago, my paper was accepted to be presented at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Healthcare Conference. The conference took …

USC In a Word: Engaging

katherine Uncategorized, Why USC 0 Comments

One word that comes to mind when I try to describe USC and Viterbi is “engaging.” Throughout my college experience, USC has engaged me in all kinds of ways: Academically: Particularly in my upper division ISE courses, my professors have really drawn me into their subjects both in and out of the classroom. Many of my assignments are group projects, …

Spring Semester At a Glance!

katherine Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Spring semester of junior year has officially begun….that means I’m going to be a senior pretty soon! Can’t believe it! Time flies so fast! I have a ton of awesome stuff happening this semester… First of all, classes are already well underway! I’m taking: EE 326: Essentials of Electrical Engineering- Time to go back and review my Physics …