Preparing for “Real Life”?

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This week, I’ll be focusing on careers, or as I like to call it: real life! I have spent most of my life in the comfort of school, but now that I’m a sophomore in college, it’s really time to start thinking about the rest of my career! First of all, this week is especially appropriate for #ViterbiCareers, …


From internship to Career!

Vincent Engineering, Vincent, Viterbi Careers, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Today is the Viterbi Career Fair! Internships and preparation for your professional career are important parts of any college experience so I thought today I would share both why and how I got to spend my summer at Castwell Products Inc. And, more importantly, how my internship better prepared me for my future after USC. There are plenty of indecisive freshman, …

Design Build Internship

From Summer Internships to Post-Grad Planning

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Somehow this week is my fourth and final undergraduate fall internship week! I swear I was just headed to my very first one with my freshman academy class. Lucky for me, as a senior this week means lots of networking with companies I am familiar with, as well as reflecting on the work that I’ve done in the past. As …

Aera Internship Class of 2015

An Internship After Your Freshman Year?

Sophie Chemical, Sophie, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

I’ve already talked a few times about my internship this year, because it was definitely the most exciting thing I did this summer! But believe it or not, it’s already time to start looking for an internship for Summer 2016. Searching for an internship can be a lot of work, and it starts early in the school year. Especially as …


Internship Prep: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Job

Alex Alex B., Biomedical, Engineering, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, it’s been an eventful two weeks since I last posted. Midterms have been coming at me hard, but I got to have a little escape from school by visiting home last weekend. A bunch of friends and I made the 6 hour drive to Phoenix to hang out with my family and head down to Tempe for the …


Fall Internship Hunting

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

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already October. This semester is flying by and Halloween (the best holiday ever) is around the corner! The Fall Viterbi Career Fair is also around the corner and I’ve already started prepping for it. Last year, I took my resume to the Viterbi Career Services office and had someone look over it with me and …


My #ViterbiCareer… everything from Startups to Consulting

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

My #ViterbiCareer Hey guys, This week I wanted to write about my professional work experience here at the University of Southern California. My freshman year summer I worked with USC Summer Conferences and stayed in the Los Angeles area; they provided free housing throughout the summer, and I was able to see how things worked in a ‘hospitality’ based industry. …


Living the SWEet Life

Bria Bria, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I hope the beginning of the school year is treating you well. My semester has been CRAZY busy, so I’ve been narrowing the amount of things I’m involved in and I’ve been taking more leadership roles in my favorite orgs! Recently I became an Ambassador for Society of Women Engineers (SWE), so I’m going to be spending a …


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 …


Getting Involved at USC and in Viterbi

Bria Bria Leave a Comment

As you get ready to come to USC, you might be a little nervous about getting the most out of your experience here, making friends, staying active, getting involved on campus, and on top of that maintaining your classes. Well it’s not as hard as you might think. There are some awesome organizations in Viterbi where you can connect with other engineering majors …

The Television Academy Theater and Media Center - the site I'll be working on this summer!

Networking and the “Trojan Family”

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You may have heard about the USC Alumni Association or seen the phrase “Trojan Family” on some t-shirts, and maybe you’ve even heard how USC has great networking. I know I heard these things before I decided to come here and also as an incoming freshman, but I didn’t know what being a part of the “Trojan Family” really meant until my hometown’s …


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 …

New Space: One of the reasons why I chose USC

Why USC: To Boldly Go Where No Alex Had Gone Before

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“Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” As May 1st, 2012, college decision deadline quickly approached, I probably spent more time thinking about New Space (What is New Space? than …


LavaLab – Student Based Startups

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi guys, This time I wanted to talk a little bit about a new organization that I am a part of this semester. LavaLab is an on campus, student run entity that takes about forty students per semester, puts them into groups, and provides a very structured and useful framework for designing a product or startinga business. It helps connect …

SCupper at El Cholo

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With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …


USC’s Hidden Talent

Markus Astronautical, Markus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, By this time you will begin to hear back from a number of great universities and will be deciding which is the best fit.  I had not realized the extent of USC’s sphere of influence, nor the accessibility to talent around the world.  Needless to say, arriving at USC, I was pleasantly surprised. To prevent myself from just listing …


The Nature of Competition

Markus Astronautical, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …


Back from Break!

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Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …