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 …

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Moderating Honors Colloquium

Eric Eric Leave a Comment

This spring semester, I was lucky enough to be asked to be the moderator of the Honors Colloquium program at Viterbi and a part of my job as moderator was to find half the speakers to come in every Friday to first have lunch with a small group of students and then speak to the whole class. Being a freshman …

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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 …

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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 …

BriaGetting Involved at USC and in Viterbi
The Television Academy Theater and Media Center - the site I'll be working on this summer!

Networking and the “Trojan Family”

Bria Bria Leave a Comment

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 …

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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 …

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New Space: One of the reasons why I chose USC

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

Alex Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

“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 …

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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 …

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SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P. Leave a Comment

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 …

Lauren Pelo-2015SCupper at El Cholo

USC’s Hidden Talent

Markus Astro, 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 …

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The Nature of Competition

Markus Astro, 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. …

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Back from Break!

Markus Astro, Markus Leave a Comment

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 …

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3D4E… My Favorite Student Org!

Jordan Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

So if you have read any of my other blogs, I doubt this comes to you as a shock… but my favorite student organization on campus definitely has to be 3D4E. It stands for 3D for everyone, and means exactly that! We aim to provide everyone who is interested in 3D printing the opportunity to get involved in whatever aspects …

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Student Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional student organization for students interested in a field related to chemical engineering.  Interests in specific futures range from petroleum to consulting to consumer products such as food.  The org hosts a variety of activities that open doors to expanding your network and learning something new about what CHE has to offer. …

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The Down Low on Careers at Viterbi

Jordan Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hey everyone!   This week I wanted to talk to about the different options you have to interact with companies and recruiters on campus. About a month ago, Viterbi held it’s career conference with over a hundred and forty different companies represented. It’s not a typo. There were 140 different companies looking for students interested in full time positions, co …

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Hello World: Class of 2015

Markus Astro, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, As a senior, graduation peeks over the horizon, eager to thrust us into the world of professionalism and adulthood.  And that is so exciting!  I am ready to make my mark in the world.  Create value in a traditional market and give more back to society than I consume.  A number of things are on the table.  While …

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Viterbi students at the USC Career Fair!

The Night Before Career Fair: VINE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Careers Leave a Comment

VINE for the Viterbi Industry Networking Event happens annually the night before the Fall Career Fair.  The dinner is an opportunity to in one word, which is extremely important these days: network. Networking is metting with people and discussing areas of interest to increase awareness of a field and potential career options.  Meeting and talking with someone first hand rather …

HannahThe Night Before Career Fair: VINE
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?