My Favorite Student Involvement: Information Systems Association

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This is a tough one. I’ve been involved in academic and artistic groups on campus and every single organization I’ve ever worked with runs on so much drive and creativity. Dancing, choreographing and performing with USC’s Repertory Dance Company and Break On 2 Salsa Team has been incredibly inspiring since I get to work with fellow dancers who love giving …

Academic Advising and Blink 182 at the Hollywood Bowl

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Okay, from the title of this blog, you’re probably wondering how these two topics could possibly be related, and in all honestly they aren’t! But they are two fun things I got to do this week, between class projects, the Viterbi Career Fair and everything else I’m up to. On Thursday I met with my Academic Advisor, Chris Noll, who …

Makeover Night: Networking with Cisco women engineers

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As Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Society of Women Engineers, it’s my job to plan corporate events that do the following: 1) Help our members develop kick-butt professional skills 2) Introduce our sponsors to potential employees and 3) HAVE AN AWESOME TIME! This year, instead of the traditional workshops that look at your resume, elevator pitch, or interview skills, …

Hardest Class vs. Favorite Class

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My senior year is finally here. Wow. It seems like college has just flown by whenever I think about it–maybe it’s because I’m consistently so busy with everything here at Viterbi, maybe I have too much fun, maybe I don’t think long enough… I don’t really know. Regardless, I do know that the experience has been amazing and I look …

My Summer in Houston, TX

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ConocoPhillips interns, showing off our new Texas boots I only have three weeks left in my internship in Houston, Texas, and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this summer. During the first week, I was given the assignment of analyzing the transportation needs for the Eagle Ford Shale oil fields in South Texas, optimizing transporation capacity, minimizing costs, forecasting …

ISA and the World of Technology Consulting

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One of the best things about the Information Systems Association (ISA) is its link to Trojans from different academic backgrounds who are all interested in information technology (IT) strategy, the business of information systems and technology consulting. As President of ISA this year, it’s been a challenge because I’m always striving to help students take advantage of the organization’s resources. …

Internship Hunting

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Ah, the classic internship search. I will argue that it is a full-time endeavor in itself. I can definitely attribute some of my Junior-year stress to the internship search because it takes a lot of time, commitment, and creativity to get my foot in the interviewer’s door. So why do I choose to clamor for a summer job?? Because I …

4 down, 12 to go?

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I realized it is already the end of the fourth week of school when my professors started mentioning the dates of our first midterms. I was eager to start school during summer but I don’t think I like the fast pace the semester seems to be taking, 1/8th of my junior year is already over. I am now past the …