Social: Hiking to the Wisdom Tree!

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.

Pre hike – the reason we don’t look tired and sweaty!

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!

Pigging out at Roscoe's
Pigging out at Roscoe’s

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.

Check out photos from the hike below!


Career Series: Resume Workshop

Yesterday members from YMF (The Younger Members Forum) and MLAB (Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch) stopped by for a Resume Workshop! Since they are working professionals in the Los Angeles area, they are full of great advice and feedback to get our resumes ready for the USC Viterbi Career Fair this upcoming week!

Our members were asked to send in their resume a week before so that the members from YMF and MLAB could look them over beforehand. That way at the workshop we received great feedback right away, and a copy of our resume with comments on it to take home.

Thanks to YMF and MLAB for their help in making this event so successful!

PSWC 2015: Awards Banquet

The awards banquet was held at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. USC placed top three in 7 categories, placing 3rd overall in the conference.

PSWC 2015: Steel Bridge Competition

In the Steel Bridge competition, teams race against the clock to assemble their bridge. All bridge members must be within a restricted size, and the rules have specific guidelines for connections. This year’s teams pulled off an impressive assembly procedure including a dramatic rotation of the bridge structural in order to optimize the speed.