Moderating Honors Colloquium

eric-2016 Eric 0 Comments

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 …

Getting Involved at USC and in Viterbi

Bria Bria 0 Comments

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 …

Advancing Your Career Early with Viterbi

Michelle Michelle 0 Comments

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 …

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

Alex-2016 Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

“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? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewSpace) than …

LavaLab – Student Based Startups

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

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 …

The Nature of Competition

Markus Astronautical, Uncategorized 0 Comments

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. …

Student Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

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. …

The Down Low on Careers at Viterbi

Jordan-2016 Work 0 Comments

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 …

The Night Before Career Fair: VINE

Hannah Hannah, Work 0 Comments

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 …

Making Connections at the Career Fair

molly-2016 Molly, Uncategorized, Work 0 Comments

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 …