Viterbi Resources

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So I wanted to mention something about two of my favorite Viterbi student resources, the Viterbi Academic Resource Center (VARC) and the Viterbi Career Services (VCS). One of my biggest concerns about coming to USC and studying one of the hardest majors you could possibly chose from was if I was actually going to be able to do it.  School has …

My Favorite Student Involvement: Information Systems Association

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This is a tough one. I’ve been involved in academic and artistic groups on campus and every single organization I’ve ever worked with runs on so much drive and creativity. Dancing, choreographing and performing with USC’s Repertory Dance Company and Break On 2 Salsa Team has been incredibly inspiring since I get to work with fellow dancers who love giving …

My Favorite Student Involvement: National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE)

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Being super involved at USC is just one of the many things that makes my time here so enjoyable! While I do have my hand in quite a few things, I have to say that my favorite student org is USC NOBE, and it’s not just because it has an awesome acronym (pronounced NO-BEE). NOBE will always hold a special …

My Favorite Student Involvement: Leadership Fraternity Delta Omicron Zeta

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As if I’m not involved enough already, I chose to pledge a coeducational professional leadership fraternity this semester. Even though I never considered going Greek (and professional fraternities are pretty far from the stereotypical image of Greek Life), I chose to pledge Delta Omicron Zeta – USC’s Professional Leadership Fraternity. I had no idea what would be in store for …

Networking with Accenture

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  So this past Thursday, two of my friends and I were invited to this USC Student Leaders Accenture Conference dinner.  Accenture is a consulting company, that I hope to get an internship with, that specializes in Information Technology.  I was surprised how many people did not know much about what consulting is.  Basically, whenever a company has a problem, they will …

I <3 LA

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This blog post is part of a series of posts by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors about the various reasons we love Los Angeles. For more posts on this topic and to see other student blogs, check out Viterbi Voices. There are so many things to love about Los Angeles. One of my favorite things is exploring all the neighborhoods. If …

ISA and the World of Technology Consulting

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One of the best things about the Information Systems Association (ISA) is its link to Trojans from different academic backgrounds who are all interested in information technology (IT) strategy, the business of information systems and technology consulting. As President of ISA this year, it’s been a challenge because I’m always striving to help students take advantage of the organization’s resources. …

My Spring Semester Map

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A new semester is a new beginning: new classes, professors, activities and events to look forward to. Here’s what’s on my mind this Spring! ⌘ Must survive my classes. I’ve got a heavy load this semester: Discrete Systems Simulation, Operations Research Methods, Database Management, Engineering Statistics and my General Ed. class “Language and Mind”. So far things are looking up. …

SWE National Conference in Orlando!

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Every Spring, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) holds a Regional Conference for each university’s SWE section to meet up with fellow SWE members in the same area. During the Fall, SWE hosts a National Conference at a chosen location to bring together the entire SWE population in the US under a single roof to network, mingle, chit chat and …

Memories: the SWE Regional Conference

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In January 2010, the Spring semester of my sophomore year had just begun and I decided to get more involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), beyond being a regular member. So I applied for the Regional Conference Scholarship — which would take a group of about ten female engineers to Phoenix, Arizona, to meet with SWE members from …

E-Portfolios are the Next Hip Thing

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One of my favorite classes this semester is IOM-431: Digitalizing your Business. This class falls under the Marshall School of Business, as part of my Information Systems emphasis. In class, we’re following the new digital trend of E-Portfolios. E-Portfolios resemble résumés because they outline achievements, awards, educational and work experience, and go beyond what a résumé can do because it …