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USC ASCE Newsletter for November 13, 2013

Hi ,

We're holding a resume workshop tomorrow, Thursday 11/14 at 6pm in THH 114 with Civil/Environmental Engineering Professionals from ASCE MLAB YMF.

We're also hosting a tailgate before this Saturday's football game against Stanford, on Trousdale (11/16, 1pm).

Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge have their regular meetings this week.

The Environmental Design Team is going to kick-off their year with an ice cream social on Monday 11/25 at 5 PM, outside KAP. Please RSVP if you are interested in going. If you are interested in joining the Environmental Team's mailing list, please email

We've announced the costs and dates of PSWC 2014, please check out the details below. Note that you must pay your $30 membership dues and fill out a membership form by the end of this semester to get the reduce price. Save an additional $5 by filling out our survey!

Finally, the CEE Department is hosting a holiday party in the Radisson Grand Ballroom on Friday, 12/6 from 6-9:30pm. RSVP here by this Friday, 11/15.

Nick Halsey
Membership Chair, USC ASCE

USC ASCE embers at the CEE Department tailgate earlier this fall

USC ASCE Tailgate This Weekend

Date: Saturday, 11/16
Time: 1pm
Location: Trousdale, near Bovard (look for the ASCE banner)

The time has come as the two Pac 12 titans will collide for the right to claim superiority. With Kiffin long gone, USC’s dominance over Berkeley, and it being Homecoming weekend there should be no reason not to take a study break and join the festivities as USC ASCE will host the most outrageous tailgate known to the CIVILized world.

Join us as we prepare for victory against Stanford!!! Prepare yourself for good food, good vibes, and of course great “drinks”.

We will be located on Trousdale in front of Bovard. Look out for the ASCE banner!!!


Résumé Workshop: 11/14/13

Date: Thursday, 11/14/13
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: THH 114

On Thursday, 11/14/13 at 6:00 pm in THH 114, USC ASCE will be hosting a résumé workshop with the ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Members Forum (ASCE members post-college to under 35).

During the workshop, Civil/Environmental Engineers will offer insights and résumé tips as well as review your submitted résumés individually and/or in groups. This will also be a unique and valuable opportunity to network with industry professionals in the LA area!

Even if you did not pre-submit your resume, attend this workshop to get tips on how to create or improve your resume. Having an updated resume is mandatory once you start looking for internships and jobs!

Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) 2014

We've announced some details for our big conference where all of our design teams compete: PSWC. We expect to take around 40-50 people depending on interest.

Dates: April 2 -6, 2014 (Wednesday evening after classes - Sunday morning)
Location: San Diego, CA
(hosted by UCSD)
Cost: $90*
, including conference registration, hotel, travel

* Cost is discounted to $75 for all USC ASCE members who pay their $30 membership dues before the end of this semester (by 12/6/2013).  You can get an additional $5 discount by filling out our Fall 2013 Survey. Conference forms and fees will not be collected until we announce more details in January.

Concrete Canoe Sub-Team Weekly Meetings

Our canoe team is split into five sub-teams that hold weekly meetings. Every sub-team welcomes new members throughout the semester and no experience is required to join any of the teams!

Aesthetics – Mondays at 5:15pm, KAP 167

Structures – Mondays at 6:30pm, SAL Commons

Construction – Thursdays at 4pm, KAP Lobby (go to KAP Basement if you're late)

Mix Design– Fridays at 2pm, KAP lobby (go to KAP Basement if you're late)

Paddling – Sundays 9:30 AM in front of KAP, no meeting this week

If you have any questions about canoe or want to discuss any component, come to co-captain Jake Hermle's Office Hours Fridays from 12-2 in the TA Room (KAP 239).

Steel Bridge Updates

The next Steel Bridge meeting will be this Friday, 11/15, at noon. These Friday meetings are now weekly.

We'll be starting additional meetings on Wednesdays at 5 next week, 11/20.

Steel Bridge Email:

Other Opportunities

City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works-Bureau of Sanitation Info Session

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: SGM 101

Pizza will be provided!
Late January 2014

All students must apply for opening on Viterbi Connect once position is posted.

The Bureau of Sanitation (LA Sanitation) seeks Civil, Chemical & Environmental Engineers for full and part-time positions to support innovative services to Los Angeles residents and businesses while utilizing cutting- edge technology. As one of the most dynamic environmental leaders in the U.S., L.A. Sanitation offers its employees many challenging and rewarding opportunities in providing integrated clean water, state of the art solid resource management, and watershed protection to the City’s diverse community.

For more information regarding the Bureau of Sanitation, please visit their website at

Event Flyer:

Holiday Matinee: The Nightmare Before Christmas w/ USC ASCE and MLAB YMF

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre
RSVP by: 12/1/13 to
Cost: $10 (Purchase tickets on MLAB website before 12/1/13)

A few of us will be joining ASCE LA YMF for their annual Holiday Matinee at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, the LA Conservancy will be playing the 1993 stop-motion animated feature: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Please RSVP to Emi Fujii ( by December 1st to get their special LA YMF ticket price ($10). Otherwise, you may purchase a general admission ticket on the LA Conservancy event website: Visit this site for more information about the event, the Orpheum Theatre, and the LA Conservancy.

For more information regarding their event and to purchase your ticket, please visit Tickets purchased through YMF will be distributed at the theatre (don’t forget to email Emi!)

We plan to take the Metro bus there, so if you would like to join us, please email

AIChE Fluor Info Session

Date: Monday, 11/18/13
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: ZHS 252

USC AIChE has invited USC ASCE members to attend the AIChE Fluor Info Session. Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management companies. Come learn more about the company and what it is like to work at Fluor at the AIChE Fluor Information Session.

Food will be provided.

For more information, please visit AIChE’s facebook event page:


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