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Events for November 13, 2020

  • Grammar Tutoring

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    One-on-One Grammar Tutoring for Viterbi Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Students are welcome to bring any type of writing in any stage of development, including drafts. Examples include dissertations, articles, papers, cover letters, resumes, and personal statements.

    Viterbi writing professors will work with students to identify recurring errors and teach students how to correct them.

    Fall 2020 sessions will be conducted via Zoom on alternate Fridays. Contact helenhch@usc.edu to schedule an appointment today!

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: Helen Choi

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Resume & Cover Letters

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    Your resume and cover letter are often an employer's first impression of you, but how much of an impression are you really making? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about resumes and cover letters.
    - The anatomy of a cover letter.
    - How to tailor your resume in five easy steps.
    - Practical tools you can use to improve your resume and apply to jobs more efficiently.

    Register on Gateway -> Workshops

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Job & Internship Search

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.
    Your job and internship search can often be a daunting task. How do you get started? Are you running into barriers? What resources are actually helpful? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about the job and internship search.
    - Creating a job search plan and outreach strategy.
    - How to search virtually anywhere.
    - Practical tools you can use to help you work smarter rather than harder & track results.

    Register on Gateway -> Workshops

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Submitting Success – How to Write and Prepare your Application

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Throughout USC and the Viterbi School, there have been a number of opportunities available for our students to take advantage of and learn about the NAE Grand Challenges. We have encouraged students to participate in Engineering +, undergraduate research, entrepreneurship, multicultural and service opportunities, all of which match up with the components for Grand Challenge Scholar recognition.


    While in order to considered for Grand Challenge Scholar recognition, you must have had some experiences in each of the five components, only one of the experiences must be "in-depth" In other words, if you have conducted research or had an internship related to one of the NAE Grand Challenges, that can be your in-depth experience!

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93970239765?pwd=NUZ5cEJaNWV0cnNtSGk0MHVxL1V3QT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Building Professional Relationships (Networking)

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.
    It is important to learn how to network and develop meaningful contacts with industry professionals to improve your job search and career development. Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about networking.
    - Discussing the many ways to network, including virtual networking.
    - How to start and end a conversation.
    - How to build professional contacts and relationships.

    Register on Gateway -> Workshops

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Interview Preparation

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.
    Your resume will get you an interview, but your interview will land you the job. Learn strategies and techniques to ace your interview. Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about who gets the job.
    - Discussing the many ways to interview, including virtual interviewing.
    - How to create an interview strategy.
    - Learning what hiring managers and recruiters consider during the interview process.

    Register on Gateway -> Workshops

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Evaluating Job Offers

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.
    Is negotiating your salary easier than you think? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Identifying the basic elements of evaluating a job offer.
    - What is typically included in a hiring package.
    - Creating a strategy to negotiate a job offer.

    Register on Gateway -> Workshops

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mark Hermes, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Pentaradial sea stars generate downforce

    Abstract: Intertidal sea stars often function in environments with extreme hydrodynamic loads that can compromise their ability to remain attached to surfaces. While behavioral responses such as burrowing into sand or sheltering in rock crevices can help minimize hydrodynamic loads, previous work shows that sea stars also alter body shape in response to flow conditions. This morphological plasticity suggests that sea star body shape may play an important hydrodynamic role. In this study, we measured the fluid forces acting on surface-mounted sea star and spherical dome models in water channel tests. All sea star models created downforce, i.e., the fluid pushed the body towards the surface. In contrast, the spherical dome generated lift. We also used Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure the midplane flow field around the models. Control volume analyses based on the PIV data show that downforce arises because the sea star bodies serve as ramps that divert fluid away from the surface. These observations are further rationalized using force predictions and flow visualizations from numerical simulations. The discovery of downforce generation could explain why sea stars are shaped as they are: the pentaradial geometry aids attachment to surfaces in the presence of high hydrodynamic loads.

    Biography: Mark Hermes is a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Mitul Luhar working in the Fluid-Structure Interactions Lab at University of Southern California (USC). His research explores the intersection of underwater crawling and hydrodynamic shape optimization for surface-attached bodies. Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and his M.S. at USC.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Franks

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  • USC Viterbi Application AMA

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join Paul Ledesma, the Director of Undergraduate Admission at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and his admission colleagues for a last-minute conversation about the application. This informal event will give you an inside look at how USC and the Viterbi School review your application. You will also be able to engage in discussion with us through a lively Q&A session.

    Register at viterbi.live/AMA!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • VGSA CS Senate: Virtual Chat with a Professor Series: Dr. Saty Raghavachary

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Join Dr. Saty Raghavachary, the first keynote speaker for our series entitled -A Virtual Chat with a Professor-, tomorrow from 6-7 pm PST. Hear about his journey: life at USC as a professor, his experiences as a student, his research and industrial experience, followed up by a Q&A session, which would be a great opportunity for all of you to interact with the Professor! Raffle Amazon 15$ gift card prizes up for grabs!

    RSVP Link: https://usc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6607280

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93845312353

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the CS Senators: Vignesh (vigneshk@usc.edu), Vaishnavi (vmanjuna@usc.edu), Elizabeth (ondula@usc.edu), Jeffrey (qihongwa@usc.edu), or Sarah (spursley@usc.edu).

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93845312353

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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