Navigating the Career Fair

alexb-2017 Alex B., Internship Leave a Comment

So I decided to finally write a blog tackling the monster of career fairs. For most college students the career fair is the most dreaded, but most important days of the semester. Often characterized by long lines and defeated faces, the career fair can be a very positive experience if you know what you’re doing. As an old guy who …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

nayely-2017 Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Nayely, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …

Acing the Technical Interview

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Internship Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good week.  Since it is the middle of fall, we are right in the middle of recruiting season for jobs and internships!  I thought I’d share some of my tips for interviews/job applications, specifically for software engineering jobs. Get involved with student projects – I have found that my interviewers really …

Summer!

andrew-2017 Andrew, Beach, Food, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

We’re halfway through summer. More than that, actually. Where does all the time go?!? This summer, I’ve been keeping myself really busy – let’s jump right into it. The biggest thing that’s been keep me busy is definitely my internship at Northrop Grumman. It’s been an awesome experience and I’ve learned more than I could ever expect! …although I’m not …

Day In the Life of a Microsoft Intern

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Shana, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

If I could capture the essence of this summer, it would be something like this: That ladies and gentlemen, is Microsoft’s ex CEO Steve Ballmer (the new CEO Satya Nadella is just as cool BTW). And that energy and enthusiasm, has left a lasting impression at Microsoft. Needless to say, interning for Microsoft is HYPE. I can’t even begin to …

Why I Chose ISE

anya-2017 Anya, Industrial and Systems, Internship Leave a Comment

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, …

The Budde Summer 2016 Update

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Internship Leave a Comment

And we’re back! Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. It’s been a busy two months for me as I moved across the country to Northern Virginia for my summer internship. I am currently a Quality Control Intern with K2M, a spinal medical device company that creates innovative solutions for spinal deformities and other degenerative spine diseases. As …

A Mile High Summer: Summer After Freshman Year

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Shana, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

The summer after my freshman year I was lucky enough intern for Visa, in Denver, CO, the Mile High City. It was a summer filled with new friends, great mentors, interesting projects, and SO MUCH FUN! At the end of May, I found myself in a live data center learning how complex mechanical systems maintain the environment of a data …

Viterbi Networks, Connections, and Friendships

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Can’t believe it’s finally fall in LA, we had our first cold day today!  Fall always brings new experiences, and something new that I’m doing this fall is interning with Webcor Builders in Downtown LA, less than a ten minute drive from my apartment.  It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I can’t wait to get more into …

Resources for a Successful Career!

archana-2016 Archana, Biomedical, Work Leave a Comment

Hey guys, Today, I’m going to talk a little bit more about how I got my internship at Abbott Laboratories (check out my other blogs for my experience there!). It started freshman year when I attended the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering Corporate Dinner. I met an Abbott recruiter who told me about this cool company that makes medical devices …