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  • Resume Lab

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Does your resume highlight the skills that will land an interview? Review tips and tricks on how to best showcase yourself to employers by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connection staff. Have your resume ready to take notes and make modifications in real time!

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>>Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Recruiting in a Virtual Environment

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about how recruitment has changed in this virtual environment and review best practices by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Odest Chadwicke Jenkins (University of Michigan) - Semantic Robot Programming... and Maybe Making the World a Better Place

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Semantic Robot Programming... and Maybe Making the World a Better Place

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: The visions of interconnected heterogeneous autonomous robots in widespread use are a coming reality that will reshape our world. Similar to "app stores" for modern computing, people at varying levels of technical background will contribute to "robot app stores" as designers and developers. However, current paradigms to program robots beyond simple cases remains inaccessible to all but the most sophisticated of developers and researchers. In order for people to fluently program autonomous robots, a robot must be able to interpret user instructions that accord with that user's model of the world. The challenge is that many aspects of such a model are difficult or impossible for the robot to sense directly. We posit a critical missing component is the grounding of semantic symbols in a manner that addresses both uncertainty in low-level robot perception and intentionality in high-level reasoning. Such a grounding will enable robots to fluidly work with human collaborators to perform tasks that require extended goal-directed autonomy.

    I will present our efforts towards accessible and general methods of robot programming from the demonstrations of human users. Our recent work has focused on Semantic Robot Programming (SRP), a declarative paradigm for robot programming by demonstration that builds on semantic mapping. In contrast to procedural methods for motion imitation in configuration space, SRP is suited to generalize user demonstrations of goal scenes in workspace, such as for manipulation in cluttered environments. SRP extends our efforts to crowdsource robot learning from demonstration at scale through messaging protocols suited to web/cloud robotics. With such scaling of robotics in mind, prospects for cultivating both equal opportunity and technological excellence will be discussed in the context of broadening and strengthening Title IX and Title VI.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qbP7OfXwQoqG2E5QQGhWJA

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Associate Director of the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan. Prof. Jenkins earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics at Alma College (1996), M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Tech (1998), and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California (2003). He previously served on the faculty of Brown University in Computer Science (2004-15). His research addresses problems in interactive robotics and human-robot interaction, primarily focused on mobile manipulation, robot perception, and robot learning from demonstration. His research often intersects topics in computer vision, machine learning, and computer animation. Prof. Jenkins has been recognized as a Sloan Research Fellow and is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). His work has also been supported by Young Investigator awards from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prof. Jenkins is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is an alumnus of the Defense Science Study Group (2018-19).


    Host: Heather Culbertson and Maja Mataric

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qbP7OfXwQoqG2E5QQGhWJA

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qbP7OfXwQoqG2E5QQGhWJA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Escape Room Experience

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

    ATTENTION ALL AGENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP

    We have evidence that a powerful enemy, who calls herself The Puzzler, has been breaking into secure facilities all over the globe and leaving behind puzzles for only the strongest minds to solve. We will be sending our best field agent(s) out there. It is up to you, our mission control, to guide your teammate and solve The Puzzler's clues so we can catch her before it's too late!

    Eligible students will receive an email with a link to RSVP.

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Meet your fellow classmates and watch them compete to match silly answers with VGSA Department Senators. Join for the laughs, but stay for the informal community building discussions at the end.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Juli Legat

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  • Gateway Lab

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job and internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>>Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yong Chen, USC

    Talk Title: Additive Manufacturing of Bio-inspired Structures via Multi-scale, Multi-material, and Multi-functional 3D Printing

    Abstract: Many natural structures out-perform conventional synthetic counterparts due to the specially evolved multi-scale, multi-material, and multi-functional architectures. However, most current 3D printing systems are designed to fabricate parts using a single material on a single scale, mainly for structural purposes. Such complex yet beautiful designs existing in natural structures are far beyond the fabrication capability of current 3D printing systems. This talk will report some of our recent work on developing new multi-scale, multi-material, and multi-functional additive manufacturing processes to fabricate bio-inspired structures, including the lobster structure, the nacre shell structure, the Salvinia molesta leaf structure, the limpet tooth structure, etc. After a brief overview of current 3D printing technology, several additive manufacturing (AM) processes to fabricate complex reinforcement architectures and functional surfaces will be presented. Some novel designs and promising applications enabled by the 3D-printed structures will also be discussed. The talk will conclude with remarks and thoughts on future 3D printing developments and potential opportunities for mechanical engineers.

    Biography: Yong Chen is a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Director of Daniel J. Epstein Institute at the University of Southern California (USC). His research focuses on additive manufacturing (3D printing) in micro- and meso-scales. He has published more than 150 publications in refereed journals and conferences and 12 issued and pending U.S. patents. He received fourteen Best Outstanding Paper Awards in major design and manufacturing conferences. Other major awards he received include the NSF CAREER Award and USCs Innovation Commercialization Awards. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served as conference program chairs and keynote speakers in several international design and manufacturing conferences.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94182377768

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94182377768

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94182377768

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Resume Lab

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Does your resume highlight the skills that will land an interview? Review tips and tricks on how to best showcase yourself to employers by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connection staff. Have your resume ready to take notes and make modifications in real time!

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>>Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Get to Know Viterbi – Student Panel hosted by KIUEL

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    Attend the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life (KIUEL) Student Panel where you will have the opportunity to learn about your peers' experiences at USC and Viterbi. The panelists come from a wide variety of engineering majors and interests, so come with questions.

    Wednesday, Jan. 20th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm PST.

    Zoom link will be provided to your USC student email.

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Meet your fellow classmates and watch them compete to match silly answers with VGSA Department Senators. Join for the laughs, but stay for the informal community building discussions at the end.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Juli Legat

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  • Recruiting in a Virtual Environment

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about how recruitment has changed in this virtual environment and review best practices by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Michael Cox

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  • NL Seminar-Historical Applications of NLP

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Christopher Chu , Di Di

    Talk Title: Historical Applications of NLP

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: NLP has vastly improved in the last ten years. These advances can help us better understand history by deciphering old languages and text whose meaning we couldn't understand before. In this talk, I'll be presenting a couple applications of how we can use these techniques. First, we use a known-plaintext attack to decrypt a dictionary code used c.1800 for secret messages between US Army General James Wilkinson and agents of the Spanish Crown. Then, I'll present a method for deciphering Chinese writing, with potential applications to other logographic languages.



    Biography: Christopher Chu is a research engineer working on NLP at DiDi AI Labs. We're located about 500 feet away in the other Marina Tower. He has a BASc in robotics engineering, but decided that people are more interesting to talk to than robots. At DiDi Labs, we primarily work on dialog and translation, but branch out into fun projects like these.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/gLKMthceNIQ

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/gLKMthceNIQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Petet Zamar

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  • Trojan Talk - Oracle

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Oracle*

    Please join the Oracle NetSuite Diversity Team at one of our upcoming virtual open houses to learn more about NetSuite and explore a career in sales or consulting within the Tech industry.

    The sessions will discuss the following:

    Our commitment to diversity & inclusion in the workplace
    Available full-time opportunities
    Q&A with sales and consulting business leaders

    Register Here: https://apexapps.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=10412:1::::RP,1:P1_EVENT_ID:DJGRIOGQCM&cs=11Ul4SuTD2qLj5t1YauMU5GuM7IjyqWs038l9A9WIVsCzNiZvuLo0xkaSOLjBKPUxWOouosUr8h_VI7E1lgVYXA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Gateway Lab

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job and internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>>Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Allison Okamura (Stanford University) - Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Allison Okamura, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Haptic devices allow touch-based information transfer between humans and intelligent systems, enabling communication in a salient but private manner that frees other sensory channels. For such devices to become ubiquitous, their physical and computational aspects must be intuitive and unobtrusive. The amount of information that can be transmitted through touch is limited in large part by the location, distribution, and sensitivity of human mechanoreceptors. Not surprisingly, many haptic devices are designed to be held or worn at the highly sensitive fingertips, yet stimulation using a device attached to the fingertips precludes natural use of the hands. Thus, we explore the design of a wide array of haptic feedback mechanisms, ranging from devices that can be actively touched by the fingertips to multi-modal haptic actuation mounted on the arm. We demonstrate how these devices are effective in virtual reality, human-machine communication, and human-human communication.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Allison M. Okamura received the BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley and the MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. She is currently Professor in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University, with a courtesy appointment in computer science. She is an IEEE Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the journal IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Her awards include the 2020 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Award, 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award, and 2016 Duca Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Her academic interests include haptics, teleoperation, virtual environments and simulators, medical robotics, neuromechanics and rehabilitation, and soft robotics. She is passionate about engineering education and diversifying STEM. Outside academia, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running, and playing ice hockey. For more information about her research, please see the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Laboratory website: http://charm.stanford.edu.


    Host: Heather Culbertson and Maja Mataric

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Escape Room Experience

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

    ATTENTION ALL AGENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP

    We have evidence that a powerful enemy, who calls herself The Puzzler, has been breaking into secure facilities all over the globe and leaving behind puzzles for only the strongest minds to solve. We will be sending our best field agent(s) out there. It is up to you, our mission control, to guide your teammate and solve The Puzzler's clues so we can catch her before it's too late!

    Eligible students will receive an email with a link to RSVP.

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Meet your fellow classmates and watch them compete to match silly answers with VGSA Department Senators. Join for the laughs, but stay for the informal community building discussions at the end.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Juli Legat

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  • Instagram Live Career Advising with VCC

    Fri, Jan 22, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Instagram Live Career Advising

    Hello fellow Trojans, join Viterbi Career Connections Staff on Friday, January 22nd from 12:30-1 pm for quick professional tips and career advice via Instagram at viterbicareers


    More Information: InstaLiveImage.jpg

    Location: Instagram @viterbicareers

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Fri, Jan 22, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Meet your fellow classmates and watch them compete to match silly answers with VGSA Department Senators. Join for the laughs, but stay for the informal community building discussions at the end.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Juli Legat

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