Welcome to life at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Classes, student organizations, faculty, research, hands-on projects, and don't forget our social lives outside of class - its all up for discussion with regular appearances and interviews with special guests. Viterbi Voices: The Podcast is hosted by Paul Ledesma (Director, Undergraduate Admission) and current student Emily Powis (Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2022).
7-235: Viterbi Start-Ups with Cyprien and Talha
In this episode, Maya speaks with Cyprien and Talha about their experiences with entrepreneurship as undergraduate students at Viterbi. We discuss the process of developing a start-up at Viterbi, the resources available at USC, and how to balance school and work.
7-234: Computer Science Specializations Roundtable
In this discussion, Jordan interviews Isaac, Helen, Georgia, and Jevon about their computer science specializations. We break down each of the computer science majors at Viterbi, our experiences in the department, and how we chose our majors!
7-233: LatinX Students in Engineering Live Chat
In this hour long talk, we discuss out experiences as LatinX engineers at Viterbi. We answer questions about how we wanted to become engineers, why Viterbi, the resources we've used to find belonging as LatinX engineers and more!
7-232: Quarantine Projects with Reuben and Jack
In this episode, Matthew talks with Reuben and Jack about the projects they worked on over quarantine. Reuben talks about the struggles of building his own fully functional laser harp while Jack describes his research into whiplash and the advancements made in the field.
7-231: Pt 2 Filmmaking, Rap Music, and Product Development at Apple with Alumnus Robert Wright
In part 2 of this two episode interview, Paul interviews alumnus Robert Wright (Electrical Engineering ’08, M.S. ’09) about his experiences at USC and working for Apple. We discuss how to be a leader and company culture.
7-230: Pt 1 Filmmaking, Rap Music, and Product Development at Apple with Alumnus Robert Wright
In part 1 of this two episode interview, Paul interviews alumnus Robert Wright (Electrical Engineering ’08, M.S. ’09) about his experiences at USC and working for Apple. We discuss choosing a major, finding creative outlets, and finding your path.
Best Podcast Ever!
If you are a high school student looking to apply to the Viterbi School of Engineering I recommend that you listen to this podcast. It shows how different USC is from other universities! Paul makes listening to each podcast fun and interesting. Trust me I don’t ever get bored I’ve listened to every episode! As a high school senior applying in the fall it makes me want to go to USC . Especially now that there isn’t campus tours this is a good way to get to hear about the amazing opportunities offered on campus. Additionally, how inclusive and empowering their program is for women and minorities in engineering it shows that they care about diversity. Again I would definitely recommend this podcast and I hope you all enjoy listening to it.
- Catalina Rodriguez
I’ve been listening since episode 43! The podcast is very fun, and makes me excited for what to expect at USC! It’s a very funny and casual oriented show and it’s just a great thing to listen to whether you’re alumni, a student, or you would like to go to USC Viterbi. Recent host Audrey and all time host Paul are so fun and they always cut to the chase with everything and always let you know what’s happening! Love this podcast and will keep listening for a long time! Thank you!
Interesting content over a really wide range
Such interesting and in depth conversations across a really broad spectrum! I especially love the QuEST (LGBTQ+) Engineering episode. The faculty ones give some really cool insight into what the professors are like outside of the classroom.