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

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

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 …

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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

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!

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

“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?
An interesting look at Flytrex's technology.

Back to the Consulting Grind!

Alex Alex Leave a Comment

Last year, I consulted for SpaceIL, an Israeli space start-up working to reach the moon and win $20 million through Google’s Lunar X-Prize (check out my past blog USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization for more information). While SpaceIL still has its sights on lunar soil, I have moved on to another Israeli start-up: Flytrex. Flytrex specializes in drone development (check …

AlexBack to the Consulting Grind!

Rise of the Entrepreneur

Markus Astro, Markus, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, We all go to college with the looming expectation by our parents that we will graduate and find a job in industry that not only pays well, but is everything we hoped and dreamed.  Yet in this day and age with the growth of technology and the emphasis on innovation, not only are traditional companies becoming largely outdated, but …

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SpaceX Dragon

My Future Plans: Internships vs. Academia

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everybody! This week I’m going to talk a little bit about my plans for the time I have remaining at USC as well as after I graduate.  To be honest, my plans are a little vague, but that’s the great part about being in college! There are a lot of opportunities for students to try things out and see …

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The internship hunt begins

Josue Josue, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Even when you first start your education, people always ask you, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” This is always such a big question that we expect young kids to know. I had no idea what I wanted to as a young 5 year old so I always gave the same generic response “Doctor, Lawyer, Professor, …

JosueThe internship hunt begins
Fred Hutchinson with Rainier

The Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Okay, so I didn’t have this internship experience this last summer. I actually had this opportunity the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. I spent six weeks at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is in Seattle. It’s part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, partnered with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to study and prevent …

EmilyThe Nitty Gritty of my Summer Internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Summer Intership

Semtech Engineering + Key Club = My future?

Betty Betty, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

This summer I was fortunate enough to be able to go back home and resume my internship at Semtech and be chosen to go back to my favorite high school organization Key Club and intern at their international convention! It was crazy working full time at Semtech with numerous projects going on, and then taking a break to fly to …

BettySemtech Engineering + Key Club = My future?
Texas Instruments

Interning at Texas Instruments

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! This week is career week here at Viterbi! Last night was an event called VINE, which stands for the Viterbi Industry Networking Event. Over  70 companies attended this event, and it was a great chance to get to know recruiters in a more casual setting before the career fair today! Although I still went to VINE, and am …

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Engineering Quad!

Making Connections at the Career Fair

Molly Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the semester again: career week! That means that USC is putting on multiple events where students will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, and hopefully secure jobs and internships! My favorite thing about career week is the fact that Viterbi has its own events just for engineering students to talk to employers interested in …

MollyMaking Connections at the Career Fair

Plans for the Future

Frankie Chemical, Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Plans for the Future. As of now, thats all they are. As a sophomore, there are only so many opportunities out there as an engineer since most companies are looking for Juniors or Seniors. I am not saying that their aren’t any opportunities, but as a sophomore engineer, you will be starting your major specific engineering classes, and there is …

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Quit and Quit Often

Markus Astro, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Guys, Over my four years, I have found that there is a natural gravitation towards people who are passionate about their field of study and genuine in their endeavors.  Genuine has become more and more of a topic for me this past semester.  It is interesting to think that there are more genuinely bad people than good.  There is …

MarkusQuit and Quit Often
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Viterbi Career Conference

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about what I’m going to do for next summer, but it’s true! I’m currently in the process of applying for internships at various companies for the upcoming summer. Applying for internships can be stressful and complicated, but thankfully the Viterbi Career Center has a lot of different …

SarahViterbi Career Conference

My Fall Semester in a Nutshell

Markus Aerospace and Mechanical, Astro, Markus Leave a Comment

Hey Guys! I hope those of you who got a chance to caravan up California for the weekender had a fantastic time!  I have gone twice, and never regretted it.  If you get the opportunity, buy tickets and make the trip!  It is unreal to see how USC comes and conquers Berkeley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area during this …

MarkusMy Fall Semester in a Nutshell