My Summer: Interning at BNSF Railway

Desiree James Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Internship Leave a Comment

Hey there! Summer is already halfway over and time is really flying by. After spending a few weeks at home in little ol’ Fort Worth, Texas, I headed out to Kansas City, Kansas (not to be mistaken with Kansas City, Missouri- trust me, there’s a difference) to spend the rest of my summer interning at BNSF Railway! If you didn’t …

Work Hard and Go Home: A Summer at Slack

Yingyu Sun Computer Science, Internship, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Yingyu Leave a Comment

“Slack?” my mom asked me when I told her where I’d be interning for the summer. “What’s Slack?” Slack is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today, and a place where I’ve been fortunate enough to work for the past few months. At a company that values playfulness, empathy, and craftsmanship, I’ve been able to learn more about …

How to Navigate the Internship Search

Yingyu Sun Computer Science, Internship, Professional & Academic, Yingyu Leave a Comment

When the fall semester begins, so does the hunt for a summer internship. From talking to recruiters to prepping for interviews, there’s a lot going on during these few months. Here’s a few things I’ve learned about landing your next internship at an up and coming tech company! Like most people will say, it’s never too early. You can start …

Berlin + Sustainable Development

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I hope all has been going well on the other side of the pond (am I still allowed to say that even though I am not in Britain? I’m going to say it anyways). This summer your girl’s been doing some research at Technische Universität Berlin (in Berlin, Germany). I’ve been researching sustainable development, namely how startups can be used …

Summers as an Engineering Student: Research, Internships, or Cabo?

Bethany Bethany, Internship, Students, Viterbi Summer, Work Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! As the end of March approaches everyone is looking forward to the summer and the end of midterms/finals. I remember two years ago being a freshman and stressing out over what I was going to do over the summer. The big question thrown out there during this time of the year is “where are you working this summer?” It …

Networking: Should You Care?

ankur-2017 Internship, Life After Graduation, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Networking. You hear about it everywhere. In class, from friends, and online. It’s what your advisors tell you to do. It’s what your friends say they’ve done. And it’s probably something that you don’t understand. I know when I came into college my first semester, I didn’t understand it. So I’m writing this to the first-semester version of myself. I …

Pacemakers and New Beginnings

Bethany Bethany, Biomedical, Internship, Involvement, Major, Professional & Academic, Students, Study, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Summer, Why USC, Work Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone! It has been quite some time since I posted an update so I thought I would take this post to go through my last half of 2016 and start of the new school year. I took a semester break from school for the fall 2016 session to work as a Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op with St. Jude Medical, a …

Navigating the Career Fair

alexb-2017 Alex B., Internship Leave a Comment

So I decided to finally write a blog tackling the monster of career fairs. For most college students the career fair is the most dreaded, but most important days of the semester. Often characterized by long lines and defeated faces, the career fair can be a very positive experience if you know what you’re doing. As an old guy who …

How I Landed My Internship: The Do’s and Dont’s

nayely-2017 Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Nayely, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am to be one third of the way through with the semester! I’ve been really busy trying to get used to my schedule, as it’s so important to get a solid grip of what your week looks like, when you have time to do work, when you have to be in …

So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Internship, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

I am now in week 4 (i think?) of my sixth semester at USC and time and time again I always find myself answering the question, “So what exactly is Environmental Engineering?” Well the answer to that is kind of complex and simple at the same time, so I’ll break it down for you here. I’ll start by rewinding a few …

10th Anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of EE!

Michelle Electrical, Internship, Michelle Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being the student speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering! It was a wonderful reception, and I was so excited to meet the namesake of USC’s amazing EE department, Dr. Ming Hsieh. I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when I listened to Dean Yortsos, Provost Michael …

Acing the Technical Interview

ellen-2017 Computer Science, Ellen, Internship Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a good week.  Since it is the middle of fall, we are right in the middle of recruiting season for jobs and internships!  I thought I’d share some of my tips for interviews/job applications, specifically for software engineering jobs. Get involved with student projects – I have found that my interviewers really …

Day In the Life of a Microsoft Intern

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Internship, Shana, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

If I could capture the essence of this summer, it would be something like this: That ladies and gentlemen, is Microsoft’s ex CEO Steve Ballmer (the new CEO Satya Nadella is just as cool BTW). And that energy and enthusiasm, has left a lasting impression at Microsoft. Needless to say, interning for Microsoft is HYPE. I can’t even begin to …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna Leave a Comment

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

Why I Chose ISE

anya-2017 Anya, Industrial and Systems, Internship Leave a Comment

Fighting on during my first visit to Viterbi In high school, you often don’t hear about Industrial and Systems Engineering. You hear about civil, mechanical, biomedical, and maybe chemical engineering. However, Industrial and Systems Engineering is rapidly becoming a very popular major. At USC, it is the most transferred-into major in Viterbi. But what really is Industrial and Systems Engineering, …

My Summer in SF

ally-2017 Ally, Internship, Viterbi Summer, Work Leave a Comment

Wowowow I can’t believe my summer is more than halfway over! This summer I have an internship with Splunk, which is an international data analytics company based in San Francisco. I am doing product management for their Data Solutions Group. As a quick background, the Data Solutions Group makes add-ons. Every new type of data needs an add-on to normalize …