IISE: Why Professional Development Clubs are Awesome

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Professional & Academic, Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey guys, Today I want to talk to you all about an engineering club within Viterbi that is tailored to my major, Industrial and Systems Engineering. USC has student organizations dedicated to professional development for students in every branch of engineering, and you can find a comprehensive list of Viterbi student orgs here, but for now I’m going to focus …

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Campus Events, Service Leave a Comment

Hello everybody! I hope this lovely Thursday evening is treating everyone well. Every Wednesday, USC has a farmers’ market on McCarthy Quad. The food is always delicious, the fruit is always fresh, and the people are always kind. Starting this semester, the farmers’ market will not give out plastic bags (hooray for the environment!) To help deal with this, the …

Community Service at USC

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Involvement, Rhea, Service, Students, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of going to school at USC is the opportunity to experience life in a big city. Los Angeles is not like any other city in the world- it has this incredible mix of culture, with some stereotypical skyscrapers neighboring small family-owned corner shops, tons of vibrant neighborhoods and cultural centers. LA’s Koreatown has the best …

Senior Year!!!!!

ally-2017 Ally, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Senior year is officially in full swing! I’m taking 5 classes this semester: Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Simulations, Software Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Senior Design. The senior design class is grouped into team of 4 and then matching with a company in the Los Angeles area to consult for them for the next year. My team was matching …

Engineering and Entrepreneurship: LavaLab

Michael Thorson Entrepreneurship, Michael, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Entering my Junior year this semester, I felt nervous. I was nervous that by studying Aerospace Engineering, one of the most specific majors in Viterbi, I was locking myself into a very narrow career path: immediately launching into a big company after graduation to build rockets and satellites. Obviously revolutionizing the air and space industry at Boeing or NASA still …

Study Break! Attending NSBE 42nd Annual Convention

Shana Douglass Free Time, Professional & Academic, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Viterbi organizations are great because they can provide an opportunity for you to connect with people from your major, gain real-life design engineering experience, meet with industry professionals, and even travel across the country. Yes travel! This year I had the opportunity to travel to Boston alongside 38 other USC National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) members and attend the …

Top 6 Most Freshman Mistakes! #3 Will Blow Your Mind!

Michael Thorson Campus Events, Dorm, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

What better way to share some advice with incoming freshman than by recapping some of my and my friend’s biggest and most classic Freshman mistakes in a Buzzfeed-esque list: Leaving my dorm door closed on move in day On move in day, after a hot day of lugging around suitcases and perfectly setting up your dorm, you, if you’re anything …

Kelly’s Class Guide

Kelly Athletics, Beach, Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

With school work starting to pick up, it is always nice to have a three-day weekend. However from Wednesday to Saturday, I was actually up in Reno, Nevada for the ASC Student Competition which is a construction management competition that members of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) attend. There are a number of different divisions within the overall competition like …

Fall 2015 Semester Recap!

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Jordan, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Work Leave a Comment

  Hey guys,   With finals and winter break approaching, I wanted to spend some time this week summarizing my favorite moments of fall 2015.   In no particular order,   PwC. Almost a month ago, I signed my full time offer with PricewaterhouseCoopers to return to their Advisory line of service in Boston starting next fall. I am incredibly …

The Top 10 of my last fall semester!

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

After a long semester, it was nice to finally get a few days off with Thanksgiving break! I had been looking forward to Thanksgiving for a while since my mom would be coming out from Colorado. We decided to take a road trip down the coast of California and drive along the famous Pacific Coast Highway! It was really nice to …

The Great Outdoors and SC Outfitters

Sophie Athletics, Hikes, Sophie, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

As someone from Colorado, I grew up hiking and camping all my life. I absolutely love the outdoors and have continued to go out hiking and camping as much as possible in college. Although our campus is gorgeous, it’s nice to get away from city life and get some fresh natural air. Getting to hiking trails and camp spots can …