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 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!
This past weekend, USC ASCE teamed up with UCLA to have a joint beach day! We spent the afternoon at Santa Monica hanging out and getting to know each other, as well as playing sports like volleyball and ultimate frisbee. We can’t wait to compete in sports at PSWC, and also see our friends from UCLA! Check out some pictures of the day!
Although most people assume Los Angeles isn’t a super outdoorsy place, there are plenty of great hikes to go on around the Los Angeles area! About two weeks ago, USC ASCE went hiking on the Tree of Life trail, which is pleasant hike offering beautiful views of the Los Angeles area, the Hollywood Sign, and of course the Wisdom Tree! It was great to get outside, explore some nature, and get a good workout in. The hike was steep, so our legs were definitely feeling it.
After the hike, we stopped for lunch at Roscoe’s which is a famous restaurant in Los Angeles that serves chicken and waffles. You might think that’s an interesting combination, but it is quite delicious!
Overall, it was great to spend the day together and explore some cool places around Los Angeles. We can’t wait for more exciting socials in the future.
Last night USC ASCE hosted an internship panel! Panelists had a wide variety of internships in construction, structural, and environmental. Questions that were covered included the application process, typical interview questions, how to talk to recruiters, and what your resume should look like! It was very helpful and informative, especially for freshmen who have never been a career fair.
Then, we headed over to Blaze Pizza to raise some money for our club. Of course the pizza was delicious, and it was a great way to hang out and get to know each other better!
Last week, the 2015-2016 Big Buddy program was officially launched with a kickoff mixer! While snacking on pizza and ice cream, all the little buddies and big buddies introduced themselves and started talking. The main highlight of the night was a round of “speed dating”, where every little and big got to talk to each other!
At the end of the night, little buddies and big buddies were matched up! Although all the buddy pairings will certainly hang out on their own, we are looking forward to planning more fun events where all the buddies can hang out together!
During the first weekend of school our 2015-2016 E-Board had a retreat! We headed to the bowling alley to put our skills to the test. With the E-Board divided into two lanes, a competition began to see which lane could get the higher overall score! Congrats to the “right lane,” consisting of Tyler, Luyue, Lucy, Erin, Jessica, and Kai who were victorious!
Other highlights included using the large dinosaur ramps to ensure a spare, getting to know each other afterwards at a family dinner, and when out of no where Lucy suddenly became really really good at bowling. She must have been fooling us on the first game!
We are excited to work together for the rest of the year and plan some remarkable events for USC ASCE.
We had a beach day with the ASCE student chapters from UCLA and CSUB. It was great getting to know civil engineers from other universities while playing sports, watching the sunset, and hanging out by a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach!