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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 (Executive Director, Undergraduate Admission) and current student Maya Neuenschwander (Industrial & Systems Engineering, Class of 2024).

Viterbi Voices: The Podcast USC Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

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 (Executive Director, Undergraduate Admission) and current student Maya Neuenschwander (Industrial & Systems Engineering, Class of 2024).

    Season 9 Finale & Host Hand-Off

    Season 9 Finale & Host Hand-Off

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!Join us for Maya's last podcast as our co-host! Maya and Paul wrap up season 9 of the Viterbi Voices podcast and introduce the next co-host... Saafiyah! They talk about plans for the future, plans for the podcast, and Taylor Swift (as always!). See you all in August!We want you to visit campus!Our campus visit programs are available all summer long, and we can't wait to meet you. The Visit Viterbi Experience includes an ...

    • 41 min
    How to Dominate College: A Reflection From Soon-to-Be Graduates

    How to Dominate College: A Reflection From Soon-to-Be Graduates

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!In this episode, USC Viterbi seniors Maya (ISE '24), Nick (ASTR '24), Peyton (ME '24), and Victoria (ME '24) reflect on their past 4 years at USC. They discuss what they thought they would do, what they actually did, and how they planned and prepared for college. Planning is second-nature for these students as engineers, but this episode proves that plans almost always change and flexibility is necessary to "dominate" college. Tune...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects: A Suspension System for Rovers on Mars

    Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects: A Suspension System for Rovers on Mars

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!In this episode, Peyton is joined by her senior design team members Misha and Pono. They discuss a novel suspension system they designed for Martian rovers during their mechanical engineering degree capstone course at USC. Listen in as they discuss their journey ideating, designing, building, and testing, well as presenting at the AIAA aerospace conference.We want you to visit campus!Our campus visit programs are available all summ...

    • 36 min
    Cybersecurity, Social Media Influencing, Tech. Consulting and Solving Complex Problems with Caitlin Sarian (BS Mech. Engr., MS Engr. Mgmt)

    Cybersecurity, Social Media Influencing, Tech. Consulting and Solving Complex Problems with Caitlin Sarian (BS Mech. Engr., MS Engr. Mgmt)

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!In this episode, Paul interviews Viterbi alum Caitlin about her career and time at USC. Caitlin speaks about moving around in her career through cybersecurity, consulting, and social media influencing. Listen for a great conversation with cybersecurity tips, learning, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of Caitlin... also known as Cybersecurity Girl!We want you to visit campus!Our campus visit programs are available all s...

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Black Student Lives in Engineering at USC Viterbi

    Black Student Lives in Engineering at USC Viterbi

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!In this episode, Taylor interviews Carlton (CSBA '27), Cecil (Mech '24, M.S. Aero '25), Eliana (ISE '26), and Rachel Amir (BME '24) about their lives and time at Viterbi. They discuss why they chose USC, involvements , finding community at Viterbi, DEI programs and initiatives, and advice for current and incoming students. Lessons and advice in this podcast are important and applicable for any incoming student regardless of i...

    • 55 min
    Environmental Remediation, Decarbonization, and the Department of Energy with Bria Jamison (ENE '18, MS Green Technologies, '19)

    Environmental Remediation, Decarbonization, and the Department of Energy with Bria Jamison (ENE '18, MS Green Technologies, '19)

    Send us a Question or Comment - it may be on our next episode!In this episode, Paul speaks with Viterbi alumna Bria Jamison (ENE '18, MS Green Technologies, '19) about her career as an environmental consultant, an engineer, and a fellow at the Department of Energy. They discuss the discipline of environmental engineering, the complexities of the field, and current environmental work being done in the government. Listen to learn about all things environmental engineering and how Bria Jamison i...

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

bible baller ,

For ANY Person Interested in STEM and Education

I LOVE this podcast!! Such a great mix of engineering, student life, science, and personality! As a prospective college student, I’ve struggled to understand where I could “fit in” in college. The Viterbi Voices podcast showed me people like myself. People I would LOVE to go to school with. The guests feel like my friends, and I think that’s pretty special.

Catalina R. Rodriguez ,

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

Brayden Ristow ,

Amazing!

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!

-Brayden Ristow

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