Hacker Square is a space on the new Facebook campus that's being developed as the cultural center where employees will congregate for social activities such as throwing parties and watching movies in  Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2012.  The darker grey cement on the ground reads "HACK" and supposedly can be seen from space.

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Move Fast and Break Things–My Internship Experience

Eric Electrical, Engineering, Eric, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

This summer I have been incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at Facebook and here is what I have experienced so far! If you didn’t know, Facebook was originally a social networking service website developed by Mark Zuckerberg from his college dorm room and now has 1.4 billion monthly users all across the globe. …

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Six Sigmas of Fun at Abbott in the Summer

Archana Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hello! I haven’t lived anywhere out of California for the majority of my life. So, when I was placed in Lake County, Illinois for my internship with Abbott Laboratories, I was nervous (and excited) about what opportunities were waiting. Before this internship, I didn’t really know how my science background would be applied in industry. I am currently an operations …

ArchanaSix Sigmas of Fun at Abbott in the Summer
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Construction for the Stars: My Summer Internship

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

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break! Whether you spent your summer working, at summer school, travelling, or just hanging out at home, it’s nice to have a break from exams and projects for a little while. I’ve spent most of my summer working as a Project Engineer Intern at one of MATT Construction’s project sites located in North …

BriaConstruction for the Stars: My Summer Internship
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Dare Mighty Things: My Summer Internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Michelle Electrical, Engineering, Michelle, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Hope your summers have been going well! My summer has been pretty eventful, and it’s only going to get even busier! As soon as I finished my freshman year, I got to go home to relax and recharge for a month. From there, I headed straight back to SoCal to begin my summer internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory! JPL …

MichelleDare Mighty Things: My Summer Internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Summer, Singapore, and Flying the Friendly Skies!

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

Greetings from Singapore! Just yesterday night, a business colleague and I landed at the Changi International Airport after completing delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Scoot Airline’s newest addition to their fleet! This summer has been packed with activities so far, and my internship as an Aerodynamics Engineer at The Boeing Company has been at the forefront of …

NaishSummer, Singapore, and Flying the Friendly Skies!
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Summer 2015: Visa and Melbourne

Ally Ally, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! I just finished up my action packed summer of 2015! I started my internship with Visa on May 18th just 5 days after my last final. I interned with the Digital and Mobile Product Development group and I absolutely loved it. My specific role was to create dashboards for project and product managers to track the status of …

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Schlumberger, Summer and of Course Some Sun

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

College summers are not like the classic summers you have after a year of high school. When it comes to high school summers, you simply take a break from a year of school work and enjoy a nice three month break. You simply wait for next year to start and enjoy the company of your friends and family, or at …

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

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

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 …

JulianaBridges, BART, and the Bay Area: My Summer in San Francisco
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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!
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If I Told You, I’d Have To Kill You: My Summer Internship at Northrop Grumman

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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
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Building in Wisconsin: My Summer Construction Internship!

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly Leave a Comment

Today marks the last day of an amazing two months interning at MSI General Corporation, a design/build general construction contractor in Southeast Wisconsin.  It’s been an amazing experience, and it went by way too fast! In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten to visit different construction sites that we’ve worked on, seeing projects from the beginning stages up until their …

MollyBuilding in Wisconsin: My Summer Construction Internship!
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My Summer Internship with PwC in LA

Lauren Lauren H. Leave a Comment

Hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying the beauty of no tests and homework. This summer I decided to stick around LA and intern in downtown as a technology consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At the beginning of the internship, we arrived in Orlando for a three day long training with all of the advisory interns across the US, …

LaurenMy Summer Internship with PwC in LA
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Chevron Round 2

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Missed the last chevron experience? Check it out here. Or keep reading! Back for another summer in Bakersfield California at Chevron as a Reservoir Engineer, I have so much to share.  Reservoir Engineering is a branch of petroleum engineering that analyzes drainage problems during developing, expanding, and producing oil or gas from a reservoir.  The goal is to maximize efficiency …

HannahChevron Round 2
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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
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Summer Internship with Aera

Sophie Sophie Leave a Comment

This summer I’ll be working for Aera Energy in Bakersfield, CA! Aera Energy is an upstream oil and gas producer, which means it finds oil fields, plans how to effectively produce from the field, drill the wells, and the sells the crude oil and natural gas to other companies. It was last semester in October that I was offered the internship, and I …

SophieSummer Internship with Aera
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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
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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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Looking Back on Spring Semester and Forward to Summer!

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Somehow I’m already finishing my spring semester of junior year (even though I swear it just began)! It’s been an amazing semester and I’m sad to see it end, but I’m also incredibly excited for the start of the summer. This semester I got to take 5 upper level civil and environmental engineering classes, which was an awesome new experience. I got to …

MollyLooking Back on Spring Semester and Forward to Summer!
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Spring Semester Review & Summer Plans

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, Hard to believe it’s already the last week of the semester, and my last blog of the year. This semester flew by! I love fall semester because of football season, but I always like the calmness of spring semester too. I feel like spring semester moves along much more quickly. I also think that people are generally even …

JulianaSpring Semester Review & Summer Plans
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“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