LavaLab – Student Based Startups

Jordan Biomedical, 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 …

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An interesting look at Flytrex's technology.

Back to the Consulting Grind!

Alex Alex Leave a Comment

Last year, I consulted for SpaceIL, an Israeli space start-up working to reach the moon and win $20 million through Google’s Lunar X-Prize (check out my past blog USC TAMID: A Consulting Organization for more information). While SpaceIL still has its sights on lunar soil, I have moved on to another Israeli start-up: Flytrex. Flytrex specializes in drone development (check …

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SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Lauren P. Leave a Comment

With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …

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Clowns Without Borders

Clowns Without Borders

Pablo Pablo, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

“It’s a serious business being a clown,” says Franchie the Clown. He wasn’t joking. He had spent months in Afghanistan attempting to bring smiles and hope to a part of the world affected by violence and strife through free performances as a professional clown, a mission encompassed by the larger humanitarian organization known as Clowns Without Borders. His first piece of advice? “Never stay …

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The alternating layers of concrete and reinforcement!

Concrete Canoe Pour Day!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This past Friday was a really exciting time for the American Society of Civil Engineers because we poured our concrete canoe! Pour day is a lot of work because we spend a whole day measuring, mixing, and placing concrete. In order to prepare for pour day, we had to make sure our mold was all ready to go. The mold …

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Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Ian Ian, Uncategorized, Why USC Leave a Comment

When I applied to USC one of the reasons was that I saw so many opportunities of clubs and activities that I could do in and outside of Viterbi. Options ranging from: hands-on learning in the Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) and USC Racing, to academic organizations like the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) and the Center for Engineering …

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Life in my Sorority

Molly Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Coming to a school where you don’t know anyone can be intimidating, but dorm life really helped me with that adjustment (which I’ll talk more about next week). After a semester in my dorm, I became hooked on the idea of sharing my living space with my friends, so I moved into my sorority! After 5 semesters living in my sorority, …

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Trojan Scholars Society: Wicked and Other Adventures

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey all, I hope you’re doing well. This week I’m going to talk a bit about one of organizations I’m really involved with on campus – the Trojan Scholars Society. The Trojan Scholars Society (TSS) is the association of Presidential, Trustee, Stamps, and Mork Scholars at the University of Southern California. The Trojan Scholars Society as it exists today was …

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AIChE finished off the fall semester strong with our annual holiday networking night

My Spring Semester at a Glance

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of spring semester. This semester is going to be incredibly busy, but a lot of fun at the same time. Here’s a brief preview of what I’m going to be doing this semester! Classes: This semester, I’m taking Viscous Flow, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Nanostructured Materials, and Chemical Engineering …

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Classes, Organizations and Fun: Spring 2015 Preview

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, Welcome back from Winter Break! I had a blast relaxing back home in Portland, Oregon. Loved catching up with a lot of great friends from high school tonight! #winterbreak — Juliana Porter (@juliana_porter) December 29, 2014 But now we’re back for another awesome semester. Here’s what’s on my mind after nearly a month off: 1. College Football National …

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Highlights of Fall Semester

Betty Betty, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This semester has been crazy busy, but still so amazing. As finals approach I am reflecting on all of the opportunities I’ve had this semester, and all the amazing events that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of and attend. Here are the top 10 moments of this semester! 1. VPC Retreat I already blogged about the Viterbi …

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Troy Camp

Frankie Frankie Leave a Comment

I joined quite a bit of clubs this year based on interest and the need to become more apart of school. While I joined a wide variety of clubs ranging from Society of Petroleum Engineers to Ski Team, I would have to say my favorite would be Troy Camp. Troy Camp is an organization dedicated to bettering the community and …

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My Favorite Extracurricular: Adsum Literary Magazine

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I’ve already written a post about why it’s good to have activities outside of engineering, but right now I’m going to talk more specifically about my favorite extracurricular: Adsum literary magazine. One of my goals in life (aside from world domination) is to be a novelist. Not necessarily as my primary source of income (at least not to begin with, I would …

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USC Racing

SC Racing Up in the Hood

Ally Ally, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This year I joined SC Racing, a club that builds and designs a Formula SAE race car from scratch and races it at the end of the year. I am on the composites team which means I make pretty much anything visible, like the hood and wings.  Shop hours with @USCRacing #ViterbiOrgs — Ally Reister (@AllyReister) October 2, 2014 …

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VSAs at our semester retreat!

VSA: A Way to Be a Viterbi Leader

Jacquie Jacquie, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Halloweens last week. I cannot believe it is already November. This semester keeps flying by with some great times. Some of my favorite memories have come from my involvement in different organizations. Of these, I have been able to learn so much from being a Viterbi Student Ambassador. Not only do I …

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My Favorite Student Organization: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Sarah Sarah, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

My favorite student organization is the one that I’ve had the largest opportunity to grow in: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers! I joined the American Institute of Chemical Engineers when I was a freshmen as a way to get to know the chemical engineers at USC outside of the classroom. At the time, I didn’t realize that an added …

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Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

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All the coaches!

My Favorite Involvement: Freshman Academy Coaching!

Lyssa Lyssa, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hello everyone!  This week we are all blogging about our favorite involvement and I’m going to share my absolute favorite- Freshman Academy Coaching! Freshman Academy is a class all incoming freshman engineers take, and it is basically a class that explains on a very broad scale what engineers do and what kinds of problems they solve.  There are students from …

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Just a T-Rex showerhead!

You Made What?! 3D Printing

Ian Aerospace and Mechanical, Astro Engineering, Biomedical, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental, CompSci, Electrical, Ian, industrial and systems, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

One of the greatest things about USC, in my humble opinion, is the ability for students to see a need and fill it. Last year my friends and I decided that there was a shortage of 3D printing opportunities for students across all majors on USC’s campus. Several schools here- including the Architecture School, Viterbi, and Roski- have access to …

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