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I’m A Girl And An Engineer…And That Makes Perfect Sense

Samantha Samantha, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

A lot of people ask me how I feel about being a girl studying engineering.  Every time I hear this question, I am kind of taken by surprise.  Being a girl in engineering is so normal at Viterbi that I sometimes forget I’m in a male dominated field.

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Being a Viterbi Woman Engineer

Jacquie Jacquie, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! When I first decided that I wanted to apply to college as an engineering major, I started to worry about being a woman in such a male-dominated field. When I began attending classes in Viterbi, however, I realized that I was concerned for no reason! I thought I would tell you a little about what it is like …

JacquieBeing a Viterbi Woman Engineer
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Women in Viterbi – a big deal, or totally normal?

cassandra Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

When I tell people outside of Viterbi that I am an engineer, I get everything from surprise to respect.  Wow, you’re an engineer??  Why don’t you choose an easy major and enjoy your 4 years of college?  However, my past 4 years here have proven that being a woman in Viterbi is no big deal while also being a HUGE …

cassandraWomen in Viterbi – a big deal, or totally normal?
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What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

Sarah Sarah, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

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Women In Engineering At USC

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Hey ladies! If you are interested in engineering then you know that the industry is, historically, predominately male . However that is changing and the Viterbi School of Engineering is a great example of a progressive program that both welcomes and encourages women in engineering.

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Being a Woman in Engineering

natalie Women In Engineering 1 Comment

With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

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Why I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!

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

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I just got back from Hawaii for spring break which was amazing and it’s definitely hard to get back into work mode after that, but this week I wanted to share about what made me choose USC.  Choosing college is by far the most difficult decision I had faced at that time, and it’s a huge …

LyssaWhy I chose USC and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!!
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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!
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Engineers: Creating, Solving & Inspiring

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Every CE 451 Water Resources Engineering class, my professor, J.J. Lee, asks, “What is the main job of an engineer?” and the class’s response is always “Solve problems.” Engineers create solutions to the world’s problems. This is why I love engineering. Not only is there opportunity for innovation but also opportunity to create solutions.

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Engineering is Engineering…But What Else Can You Get?

Samantha Samantha, Why USC Leave a Comment

When I was looking at schools, one of the things my dad, a Mechanical Engineer, said to me was “Engineering is engineering is engineering…you have to consider everything that comes with it.”  What my dad meant by this was that an engineering education is pretty similar from school to school – classes and the building blocks you need to earn …

SamanthaEngineering is Engineering…But What Else Can You Get?
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Winter Break & My Last Semester in Civil Engineering at USC

natalie Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe this is my last semester of undergrad at USC! I had a great break at home in San Diego, which was even more exciting because the Chargers made the NFL playoffs. It was great to be able to attend several Chargers games with my family throughout December. I spent the rest of my break with family …

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Fall 2013: My Top Ten Countdown

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys! Just like everyone else, I seriously can’t believe this semester is already almost over! This was definitely my favorite semester at USC so far. My classes are getting more and more interesting to me, I’m taking on more responsibility in the organizations I’m involved with, and while the dorms were perfect for freshman year, I love living in …

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SWE Officer’s Retreat in Lake Arrowhead!

natalie Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope everyone has had a good week. I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite weekends of the semester so far, our annual fall SWE officer council retreat. For the past two years we have traveled up to Lake Arrowhead for a two days of bonding and planning our SWE goals and events for the …

natalieSWE Officer’s Retreat in Lake Arrowhead!
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 …

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Favorite Student Involvement: Society of Women Engineers

maisie gwynne Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

I first joined Society of Women Engineers during the fall semester of my sophomore year. I had no idea what to expect because it was my first college student organization. At the beginning, I just thought it would be a resume boost, possibly a good networking system. But SWE means so much more to me today – only a year …

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This Week’s Agenda: VINE, Viterbi Career Expo, SWE FEWI, Game Day & Music Festival!

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Midterm season is in full swing. Starbucks is packed, every outlet in the library is taken, and my backpack is getting heavier. After surviving my three midterms last week in design of steel structures, theory of structures, and fluid mechanics, there is a lot that I am looking forward to this coming week, and not a single midterm in sight!  …

maisie gwynneThis Week’s Agenda: VINE, Viterbi Career Expo, SWE FEWI, Game Day & Music Festival!
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So Pumped for SCenior Year!

cassandra Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I know just about every other senior posting blogs is saying the same thing, but boy, have the past three years flown!  It still surprises me at times when I remind myself that I am starting my fourth and final year at USC.  While this year will be bittersweet, I am so excited for it!! Something that I am most …

cassandraSo Pumped for SCenior Year!
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Research, Clubs, Apartment Life and Other Things about Sophomore Year

Juliana Juliana, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Well, after a wonderful summer working in a lab at Oregon Health & Science University, I’m excited to be back at one of my favorite places in the world – USC! I’m also  pretty excited because just this week my first ever paper was published! I was listed as a co-author on a paper I helped with during my summer …

JulianaResearch, Clubs, Apartment Life and Other Things about Sophomore Year