Construction Management Association of America

Camila Salomon Gnecco Camila, Civil and Environmental, Design Teams, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Plus

I joined the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) student chapter at USC this year! In CMAA, I am part of the Design-Build team where we train to complete Design-Build contracts. Every year we compete in SPARKS, a regional competition where we are given a problem statement the day of the competition. After 24 hours, we have to submit a …

Mid-Semester Review

Camila Salomon Gnecco Camila, Civil and Environmental, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus

So we are in October, which means we’re about half way through the Fall semester. Right now, is a good time to look back and reflect on how the semester has been going. I find this helpful to see what has been working and how I can improve to finish strong. I’m studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Building …

Building Science: For the Design-y Engineers

Camila Salomon Gnecco Camila, Civil and Environmental, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus

Yo yo yo whats up. So, choosing a major… it’s hard.. especially when you have so many options. But guess what, you don’t have to know exactly what you’re going to study entering your freshman year. And, even if you think you know what you’re going to study, your experiences at college might shape your path in a different way …

Bamboo Research in China!

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Wow. Okay, this one is going to be hard to write. I feel like I could write a blog post about each individual day I spent in China, but hopefully I can sum up my trip in this one. This summer I got the pleasure of going to China to study bamboo as a structural and design material. This opportunity was thanks …

The Alumni Network is real!

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When people talk about USC, they always seem to mention the strong alumni network, the Trojan Family. And it’s true! I got to experience it first hand last Friday, when a USC Alumni, Catherine Tang, gave me a tour of a company I would love to work for in the future, AECOM. AECOM does it all, architecture, construction, consulting, management, …

Civil Engineering for an Aerospace Engineer

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This summer, I took it upon myself to try something different. I knew I did not want to be stuck at home doing nothing this summer, and I also knew that I wanted to start building my resume with some interning experience. Now, the process of applying for internships started almost a full year ago for this summer. Yeah, it’s …

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

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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 …

Skiing with Civil Engineers 101

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Hello friends! I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.” So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. …

My (Super) Cool Building Science Project

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Hi all! I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather! Back in Houston, fall is the best season of the year because it is not at 100% humidity like the other 9 months of the year. What can I say… California does have the best weather! Anyway, I wanted to share with y’all one of the coolest projects that …

So What The Heck Do You Do In Building Science?!

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Hello! I hope your school year has started off on the right foot! Here at USC, I am deep into Week 5 of school. Yeah I know, Week 5. However, this school year in particular is especially interesting for me because it is the first year I get to actually take Building Science classes! I get to play around with …

The Civil Engineering Marvel of the West Coast

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Describe Los Angeles in one word: Construction. I cannot help but to look at the construction of the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown in awe. It will soon be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, and I can see it being built right before my eyes! Something about the way a building is constructed has always amazed me and …

Spring Break is for Visiting Museums

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LACMA Over Spring Break, I went somewhere I have been wanting to go since I moved from Houston to LA; I went on a visit to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), but more specifically, I went to the Frank Gehry exhibit. I am an avid fan of architecture. Last semester, when I took a class in architecture for …

Looking Ahead to Senior Spring Semester

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I don’t know how this happened, but it’s my last semester here at USC! After a wonderfully relaxing (and warm) winter break at home in Florida, I’m back on the (still nice and warm) West Coast. I spent a lot of time with family, and studying for my Engineer in Training (EIT) exam which I took at the beginning of …

From Summer Internships to Post-Grad Planning

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Somehow this week is my fourth and final undergraduate fall internship week! I swear I was just headed to my very first one with my freshman academy class. Lucky for me, as a senior this week means lots of networking with companies I am familiar with, as well as reflecting on the work that I’ve done in the past. As …

How to get an internship? Go to USC!

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With the first few weeks of school wrapping up, it is time to start thinking about those #ViterbiCareers. The career fair is right around the corner, and already on campus there have been plenty of information sessions for different companies and career guidance events to help everyone get ready for the career fair! It seriously feels like school just started, …

Don’t Worry, We’re Civil – ASCE!

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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! …

My Last (and Best) Fall Semester

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We’re only two weeks into my senior year at USC and I feel like I’ve already made so many new memories: I drove down to school from San Francisco, moved into my first apartment, made 60 wonderful new friends as a Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor, and just had an amazing labor day/gameday weekend. I can’t even begin to imagine how the …