Career Connections Staff

Champion Viterbi student success through leadership and professional development, empowering them to change the world.

- Viterbi Career Connections Mission
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Kaitlin Harada

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M. Lilian Barajas

Associate Director mlrivera@usc.edu

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Maggie Cutler Young

Employer Relations
maggiecu@usc.edu

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Patty Dang

Assistant Director
patty.dang@usc.edu

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Brittany Chu

Assistant Director
brittalc@usc.edu

Viterbi Career Ambassadors (VCA)

Viterbi Career Ambassadors (VCA) represent their academic department to connect career development to students and increase student to employer engagement. They are also the liaison between faculty, students and employers looking to make connections with each other and to support their peers with career-related knowledge, tips and support.

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

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Roy Hsu

MS Mechanical Engineering & Management
juitingh@usc.edu

Office Hours

Wednesdays 2pm-3pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Networking Tips
  • Internship Search

Astronautical Engineering

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Snigdha Vayalapadu

BS Astronautical Engineering vayalapa@usc.edu

Office Hours

Mondays 10:30am-11:30am in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Interview Prep (non-CS)
  • Networking Tips
  • Working at Northrop Grumman
  • Astro-specific questions (Degree and Professional)
  • Recruiting/Women in Engineering Resources

Biomedical Engineering

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Taylor white

BS Biomedical Engineering
taylorwh@usc.edu

Office Hours

Mondays 12pm-1pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Research

Sonny Astani Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Zoe Rodriguez

BS Civil Engineering
zgrodrig@usc.edu

Office Hours

Mondays 12pm-1pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Civil Engineering  (Courses/Emphasis)

Computer Science

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Apoorva Sharma

MS Applied Data Science
sharmaap@usc.edu

Office Hours

Fridays 10:30am-11:30am in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • Data Science Specific Tips
  • Job Search and Resources
  • Networking Tips
  • Resume Tips

Chaitali Bharat Joshi

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MS Applied Data Science
chaitali@usc.edu

Office Hours

Fridays 10:30am-11:30am in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My work experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Interview Prep
  • Internship Search
  • Networking Tips
  • Computer Science & Engineering
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Harshitha Padiyar

BS Computer Science
padiyar@usc.edu

Office Hours

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Computer Science

Ming Hsieh Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ashish Babu

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MS Computer Engineering
ashishb@usc.edu

Office Hours

Wednesdays 12pm-1pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • Electrical Engineering Course and Career
  • Resume Tips
  • Virtual Interview Preparation
  • Networking Tips
  • Jobs Search and Resources
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Tara Trinh

BS Electrical Engineering
taratrin@usc.edu

Office Hours

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Interview Preparation (Case Interviews)
  • LinkedIn Tips
  • Electical & Computer Engineering

Daniel J. Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Fiona Li

MS Analytics
wanrongl@usc.edu

Office Hours

Wednesdays 2pm-3pm in Epstein Family Plaza

Ask me about:

  • My internship experience
  • Resume Tips
  • Job Search & Resources
  • Interview Preparation
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Keemia Beizai

BS Industrial and Systems Engineering
beizai@usc.edu

Office Hours

Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm in Zoom

Ask me about:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Resume Tips
  • Interview Prep
  • Internship Search
  • Research

Interested in Becoming a VCA?