Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

Markus Markus, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

MarkusSummer Plans! Israel & Internship
Loved spending the evening with other VSAs!

The Viterbi Awards

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This Wednesday night, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the 36th annual Viterbi Awards! The Viterbi Awards is an event hosted every year by the Viterbi School of Engineering that recognizes outstanding members of the engineering community as a whole as well as alumni who have made a positive impact post graduation. Different companies buy tables at the events, …

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

jacquie Jacquie, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought …

jacquieUSC – The Right Fit for Me

Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

MarkusFreshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!
AIChE Retreat

Myths of a Woman in Engineering

Hannah Hannah, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

As women in engineering, ever think about whether you’ll be the only female in your class, whether teachers would treat you differently, or even if other girls not studying engineering would accept you?  While initially these thoughts may be concerning, as a female engineer at USC, I haven’t even given them a second thought.

HannahMyths of a Woman in Engineering
Lovely shot of Bovard Auditorium

Why USC You Ask

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

Hey all! I still remember being a senior in high school trying to juggle sports, school work, and college applications.  It is a time of stress, but anxiety to learn where you will be taking your talents next year.  There are so many stories of the perfect college fit, the ideal major, or myths about how to get into colleges. …

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SWE USC at the Regional Conference

SWE Regional Conference in San Diego!

natalie Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! Last weekend I went on my last SWE conference as an undergrad, the Region B Regional Conference. Like the National conference, the Regional Conference rotates location each year. Last year we went to Salt Lake City for a weekend of workshops, networking, and skiing, and this year we headed down to San Diego!

natalieSWE Regional Conference in San Diego!

The Viterbi Career Center

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey guys! One of everyone’s biggest concerns when coming to college is what to do when you graduate! Four years is a long time to devote to school, and making sure that it is all worthwhile is very important.  Luckily, Viterbi has its own career services center which I have been fully utilize in the past few weeks!

LyssaThe Viterbi Career Center
The SpaceIL Logo

Update: Consulting for SpaceIL

Alex Alex, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

A few months ago, I introduced you all to USC TAMID, an Israeli consulting group here on campus (See my previous blog: USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization). At the time, I had just started consulting for SpaceIL, a non-profit Israeli space company working to put a rover on the moon to win the $20 million Google Lunar X-prize. As I …

AlexUpdate: Consulting for SpaceIL
Our team having some fun at dinner!

ASC National Competition

maisie gwynne Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey there!This past week I competed in the Associated Schools of Construction National Competition in Sparks, Nevada! It was a long week full of hard work but I had a great time and learned so much! This competition is part of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) SPARKS student organization group on campus. There were eight teams that competed …

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Even though I'm a Chemical Engineer, I work in a Mechanical Engineering laboratory

Chemical Engineering in My Own Words

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey guys, Everyone decided to take some time this week to describe their majors in their own words. I struggled with this topic for a while, since Chemical Engineering is such a broad field, and there’s so much that you can do with a Chemical Engineering degree.

SarahChemical Engineering in My Own Words

My Major – Industrial and Systems Engineering

jacquie Jacquie, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I have had quite the full week with career events and class assignments, but now it’s time to quick back and relax a little bit. I thought I would take a minute to give you all an idea about what Industrial and Systems Engineering is all about and why I love it!

jacquieMy Major – Industrial and Systems Engineering

My Major – Astronautical Engineering

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey guys! Astronautical Engineering constitutes everything outside of the Earth’s atmosphere where as Aerospace Engineering is more involved with things within the Earth’s atmosphere.  However, the disciplines are still closely linked in industry and coursework.  Astronautical Engineering really is Rocket Science!

MarkusMy Major – Astronautical Engineering
My friend James and I found this crazy balloon Trojan at the Galen Center after our second home basketball game!

Five Reasons To Do On-Campus Research

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey guys! I hope you had a restful weekend! Mine was fantastic. I got a lot of sleep which was amazing, and I went to the USC vs. Stanford game which was arguably the most exciting football game I’ve attended in my life! I was so glad USC pulled out the win there at the end. It was definitely a …

JulianaFive Reasons To Do On-Campus Research

An Exciting Upcoming Week!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! First just want to mention how incredibly excited I am that we beat Stanford this weekend!! It was hands down the most exciting game ever, and the spirit and energy were absolutely amazing.  Coming off that victory, I have a busy and exciting week ahead!

LyssaAn Exciting Upcoming Week!

USC Viterbi Career Events: Conference, VINE, and Expo

Lyssa Lyssa, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It’s fall semester and it’s time to start thinking about internships for next summer already! USC Viterbi career services hosts a ton of amazing events for students to connect with recruiters, and there are always a tons of ways to network!

LyssaUSC Viterbi Career Events: Conference, VINE, and Expo
With the VP of my committee and the SWE Treasurer Natalie (who is also a VSA)!

My Favorite Organization: Society of Women Engineers!

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Orgs

I have to admit: in high school when I first decided to apply to engineering programs I was a little nervous. I was worried there wouldn’t be very many other girls, and that I wouldn’t find other engineers, especially girls, that I had a lot in common with. Luckily for me, Viterbi and the Society of Women Engineers has totally …

JulianaMy Favorite Organization: Society of Women Engineers!

My Favorite Student Involvement: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Orgs

Hey everyone! This week I’m going to share a little bit about my favorite involvement here at USC, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE for short)! I’ve been really involved with AIChE since freshman year, and have really loved so many of my experiences with this wonderful org

LyssaMy Favorite Student Involvement: American Institute of Chemical Engineers