Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Viterbi Impact Program

Sophie Service, Sophie, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Viterbi has many strong professional societies, design teams, and competition teams. However, my favourite Viterbi organization that I’m involved in is the Viterbi Impact Program (VIP), our main volunteer force. As a member of VIP, you can volunteer for either Iridescent or Mission Science, two similar organizations that allow college students to teach science and engineering to local elementary school …

ASBME: More than Engineering

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey everyone! A lot has happened since you heard from me last, and the craziness of the school year is definitely upon us! Midterm season is officially underway as I finished my first Organic Chemistry exam of the semester earlier this week, and paper and project deadlines are slowly creeping up. However, I’ve still made it to both home football …

My Favorite Viterbi Organization: Freshman Academy!

juliana-2016 Juliana, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all settling in for another great year. My semester has been busy, but wonderful so far. Today I’m going to blog about one of my favorite Viterbi student organizations – Freshman Academy! I love being a Freshman Academy Coach. Freshman Academy is a class designed to help freshman learn about the importance of engineering, the …

Living the SWEet Life

Bria Bria, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

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 …

My Favorite ViterbiOrg: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

frankie-2017 Frankie, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

NSBE is a national organization and one of the largest engineering organizations in the country.FYI, you do not need to be a minority student to join NSBE, you don’t even have to be African American.  The purpose of the club is to facilitate members at their individual schools and then help them professionally on a national level. Every year NSBE …

Space or Nothing: The USC Rocket Propulsion Lab

Alex-2016 Alex, Design Teams 0 Comments

Space or nothing: this is the slogan of the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab. I joined the Rocket Lab in the fall of 2013, the beginning of my sophomore year. Over the past two years, I have learned everything rocket-related, from research to design to hands-on builds. At first, my contributions to the lab fell into this third category: hands-on builds. …

USC Theta Tau…Professionalism, Service, and Brotherhood for All Engineers

eric-2016 Eric, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

I’ve blogged last year about starting a student organization at USC and the process and experiences that I had up until that point—finding co-founders, organizing numerous proposals, identifying contacts and on-campus references, and much, much more. To give some context—in the spring semester of 2015, a few friends of mine and I got together and came up with a goal …

Viterbi Org: AIChE

Hannah Hannah, Professional & Academic 0 Comments

One of my favorite Viterbi Org is the American Institute of Chemical Engineers also known as AIChE.  A professional organization on campus, AIChE is a great way to network with professors, upperclassman and industry representatives.  The activities span from social to academic to professional. Some of our events include bowling night and hikes around LA–these are easy ways to just …

Don’t Worry, We’re Civil – ASCE!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

One of my best decisions in college was joining the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is easily my favorite Viterbi student organization! ASCE has allowed me to get hands on experiences, work on very unique projects, and make a ton of new friends. It is great to be a part of such a supportive group of civil engineers! …

Back to Los Angeles!

vincent-2016 Computer Science, Vincent, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

My summer was absolutely fantastic! I reconnected with old friends and I know, despite how far away USC is from Chicago, that I won’t ever lose those relationships. Meanwhile, my internship with Castwell Products Inc. was everything I could have asked for; I definitely feel more prepared for my professional career. But seeing USC on ESPN (AP Poll #8!) started …

Fight On for Fall Semester

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

Hey guys, school is back in session and I’m so pumped to start the second half of my undergraduate career at SC! After an exhausting summer of non-stop travel it’s nice to know that I’ll be in one place, at least for a little while. The rest of my family vacation in Italy was fantastic, and I’ve been putting together …

A Final Year in Engineering Paradise

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

Alas, senior year has finally come. I have only one more year in the engineering paradise called the Viterbi School of Engineering. While I will be returning to SC for a fifth year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, my final year of undergraduate studies will form the capstone to my Viterbi engineering experience. Now, I truly intend …

Fall 2015

Hannah Hannah 0 Comments

Fall 2016 is starting already! I can’t believe the summer’s over but the fun continues.  Having interned at Chevron this past summer, I’m even more interested in the petroleum class I’m taking now: drilling technologies.  The class has been a great way to connect theory to the hands on applications I experienced in the field in Bakersfield.  The labs for …

The Start of Senior Year!

Kelly Civil and Environmental, Kelly, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

With the second week of school just beginning, it is crazy to think that I’m actually a senior now! It is weird to think just how fast college has gone, it feels like yesterday I was moving into Pardee Tower as a freshmen. As I mentioned, this summer I interned with Turner in the estimating department. I talked about my experiences …

My Spring 2015 LavaLab Project

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

Hey guys,   This week I wanted to talk to you about the progress of my LavaLab team’s progress. For those of you who don’t know, LavaLab is an on campus student incubator program that allows small groups of students to work on design oriented solutions to everyday problems of their choice. Our team decided to work on creating a …

My Best Advice to Freshmen- Get to know EVERYONE!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Blogged while getting ready for Explore USC! Hey everyone! This week we are sharing our best advice for freshmen, and as I look back over my four years I can come up with a lot of tips that help through the transition period from high school involvement.  Everything from don’t miss football games to try really hard especially your first …

LavaLab – Student Based Startups

Jordan-2016 Biomedical, Entrepreneurship, Jordan, Viterbi Orgs 0 Comments

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 …

Back to the Consulting Grind!

Alex-2016 Alex, Internship 0 Comments

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 …