Viterbi is committed to creating a diverse engineering student body at USC to enhance collaboration and your educational experience. Explore to learn more on how we are working towards our goal!
How does Viterbi create inclusive spaces for its diverse student body?
What are some useful tips?
“USC’s professors and TA’s are generally super invested in students’ work and understanding of the material. Never hesitate to use office hours, Piazza, Ed, etc. whenever you need help or want clarification about something; it’ll help you build a much stronger foundation in your classes.”Noah KimComputer Science, 2022
“My top tips and tricks for a first year student would be: 1) you do not need a car and 2) get comfortable with checking your email. When I was a freshman I spent the vast majority of my time on or around campus which is great because you learn how to navigate a college campus, but you also don’t go very far. If you can learn how to check your email, you are automatically going to be better prepared for assignment deadlines, upcoming exams, and club fairs or networking opportunities available. Ftfo”Miranda JernbergChemical Engineering, 2021
“I wish i would’ve known about all the resources available at SC. Things like the Viterbi career center, Trojan Talks, supplemental instruction , and VARC became a huge help after I found out they were there.”Cameron ColeComputer Science and Administration, 2023
“With the shift to online school, one of the prevailing challenges of being freshmen remains the feat of making friends. Now that our microphones are almost always muted and we lack eye contact and small side conversations, it seems impossible to befriend the person sitting next to you, but I’d disagree. Be the proponent of friendship: send a private message to someone and start up a conversation--chances are, they’re in the same boat as you and looking for friends as well.”Pilar LuizComputer Science, 2023
What do labs in Viterbi look like?
What does the USC campus look like?
Viterbi is a part of the greater USC community, which, in turn, is a part of the greater Los Angeles community. When you choose Viterbi, you choose: the plethora of food options available on campus, the various outdoor and indoor study options popular and hidden alike, and a cohesive campus that features students of interdisciplinary interest both in and out of Viterbi.
When you choose engineering, you are choosing a difficult discipline that boils down to problem solving. You also choose to be a global ambassador to solve the problems of tomorrow’s world, today. You choose to fight the global drinking water crisis, to find new ways of clean, sustainable energy, and to discover the next quantum leap in technology to better humanity. Learn more about our Dean’s vision and the Grand Challenges of engineering here.
Engineers often branch out to other disciplines to bring their problem solving abilities into their passions and hobbies. At Viterbi, we call this Engineering+. Students get involved in Engineering Plus dance, Engineering Plus business, Engineering Plus music industry, and countless others. Check out some student experiences with Engineering Plus in the blogs featured to the right.