This past Sunday, September 25th, nine members trekked out to Malibu to hike the Los Liones trail. We had four graduate students and two freshman attend; we are so proud of our member retention and how diverse our club is! It was an especially hot day in LA, but also an especially clear one–so much so that we could see Downtown LA from the top of the trail! We had a great time, and now even more excited for our spring hike when it’s a little cooler out.
On the evening of September 22, members of LA YMF (Los Angeles Younger Member Forum) and USC ASCE came together for a resume review and mock interview workshop.
There was an opportunity to question a panel of LA YMF members about their field as well as a segment for feedback and suggestions on how to curate a proper resume. Later, mock interviews were held in two separate rooms to further prepare students for the types of questions potentially asked in future interviews. Overall, this event provided great preparation for the upcoming Viterbi Career Fair in early October.
On Thursday, September 15th, we held a mixer for our 2016-2017 Mentorship Program, a.k.a. Big and Little Buddies! We had seven freshman and new members attend with our returning members. We enjoyed getting to know each other as we ate ice cream, played human bingo, and did a speed-dating exercise. Members were asked to answer questions ranging from “Why Civil?” to “If you could get on a plane tomorrow and go anywhere in the world where would you go?” Overall, the event was a huge success, and we were able to pair each little buddy with the big buddy of their choosing!
Thank you for attending our first general meeting of the semester! Our E-board enjoyed sharing information about the organization and the wonderful events planned for the year.
If you were unable to attend, it is not too late to get involved! Follow the links below to obtain more information on how to become a member. We look forward to a wonderful, fun filled year in USC ASCE. Can’t wait to see you there!
Membership info can be found here, and do not forget to keep up to date with calendar here.
For our final general meeting of the year, we recapped our third-place three-peat at PSWC 2016, announced the 2016-17 Executive Board, and presented the annual USC ASCE Awards. We finished with an opportunity for everyone to sign the seniors’ hard hats, a USC CEE department tradition. It was a great end to the year with food, fun, and friendship!
That's a wrap! Awards have been given, 2016-2017 positions initiated, and seniors sent off! Can't wait for the fall! pic.twitter.com/Xdx1gA8ETT
This year’s competition took place at California State University, Long Beach. On the first day, all teams set up a spot on campus to showcase their concrete canoes, steel bridges, and concrete bowling balls!
Canoe Race day took place at the Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California. It was a great day to paddle, lay on the beach, socialize with friends, and compete! At the end of the day, our team surprised our Canoe Captains by dunking them into the water.
Congratulations to our Geotech Team, who has showed major improvement from last year. Though they did face difficulties with their wooden supports, their paper geowall stood strong – even enough to withhold the weight of someone standing on it!