On the Career Hunt!

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The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Career Fair is upon us. With the career fair a little less than a week away, today marks the beginning of the preparation: editing resumes, touching base with recruiters, and applying to job opportunities online. The day of the career fair will be hectic. Sporting over 100 companies and the entire engineering school, the …

My #ViterbiCareer… everything from Startups to Consulting

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Internship, Jordan, Work 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, Social & Diversity, 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

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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

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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

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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

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

LavaLab – Student Based Startups

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, 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 …

The Nature of Competition

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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

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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

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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 …