Viterbi Industry Networking Event

The Viterbi Industry Networking Event (VINE) brings together Viterbi students to meet employers and Viterbi Alumni the evening before the Viterbi Career & Internship Fair.

You will practice your networking skills by engaging with a wide variety of engineering companies and Viterbi Alumni in a professional networking environment. VINE follows the format of a typical business networking event, complete with beverages and light appetizers.


NEW VINE FORMAT

To encourage more open networking, employers will no longer be stationed at company sponsored tables. Instead, employers and students will be encouraged to move around the room to network with as many people as possible. 

Graduate Student VINE
October 1, 2018

Student Engagement & Career Connections

vcareers@usc.edu | 213.740.9677


Registration

SAVE THE DATE

Registration will open on September 5, 2018
at 10am Pacific Standard time.

Participation includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, networking with industry representatives, and inclusion in the resume book for participating employers.

Registration Closed

Benefits

  • Meet in a smaller setting with employers and Viterbi alumni who are actively seeking to hire Viterbi interns and entry-level employees.
  • Learn more about the organizations in attendance, the positions they have available, and practice your networking skills.
  • Participating companies will also receive a digital copy of your resume.
DO NOT BRING RESUMES
A RESUME BOOK OF PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYERS AFTER THE EVENT.

Event Expectations

*VINE is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters to accommodate both graduate and undergraduate students.*

Event Schedule

  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM: Student Check In

    We encourage you to arrive no earlier than 4:30 PM to allow employers a chance to check in and find their tables.

  • 5:00 – 5:10 PM: Welcome

    Staff welcome address

  • 5:10 - 7:00 PM: Networking Activity & Reception

    You will have an opportunity for casual networking with employer representatives. We suggest that you practice your 30 Second Elevator Pitch by talking with different employers throughout the evening.


How to Register

You MUST complete the following process to view/register for VINE:

  • Complete VMOCK with a score of 80% or greater.

    To best prepare graduate students for this event, all students interested in attending this event should complete the CSN Preparation Checklist as part of the Career Success Navigator to create a tailored resume for this event. Completing this process will also help you improve your chances of getting a score of 80% or higher on VMock. Go to Career Success Navigator

  • Watch a video

    By watching this video you will obtain all the necessary information to prepare for this event. The link to this video will be available Fall 2018

  • Complete the pre-registration form

    The pre-registration form will require you to submit your VMock score and a copy of your updated resume. You will also be provided a quiz on the resume and vine video that you must pass with a score of 12 or higher. If you are missing any of these requirements you will not be able to RSVP for this event. You will be able to see the registration of this in Viterbi Career Gateway under Events –>Career Fair. If you do not see this, your pre-registration is not complete. The pre-registration form will be available on the first day of Fall 2018 semester.

  • Register for the event on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Once you’ve completed the pre-registration process you will be able to RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway, and spots are first-come-first-serve. Once our space hits capacity we will not add anymore students. Registration begins on September 5, 2018 at 10am Pacific Standard time. Register

  • There is no $20 deposit to confirm your registration this year.

    If you register for this event, you MUST attend or give notice at least 5 business days in advance. Failure to do so may result in consequences, including higher deposits for future events.

  • Your registration is NOT confirmed until you receive a confirmation email!

    After you complete your registration a screen will appear that indicates you completed the registration form. This is NOT the same as a confirmation for the event. If you do not receive an email, then you have not been confirmed for the event


Spring 2017 Participating Companies

Accuride International Inc.
Accenture
ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
ARCO/Murray National
AWS true power
Bluebeam
Biotronik, Inc./Micro Systems Engineering, Inc.
Central Intelligence Agency
CAKNOW technology INC.

Citrix
City National Bank
Envent Corporation
eQ Technologic
Fullscreen Media
GE Digital
Honeybee Robotics
Honeywell Aerospace
Houlihan Lokey

iD Tech Camps
International Employment Experts
JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc.
Jiangnan Environmental Technology, Inc. (JET)
Loza & Loza LLP
MaxLinear
Microsoft Corporation
Modak
My Eye Media, LLC

Opterra Energy Services
Raytheon Company
Sandia National Laboratories
Thales
The Boeing Company
Thor Trucks`
VMware
Whiting-Turner

Viterbi Student Engagement & Career Connections Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to vcareers@usc.edu before close of business day at least 48 business hours in advance of the event. Any cancellations after that time-frame will be considered a no-show. Student’s who no-show events, may lose the privileged of RSVPing for future events with limited spaces. Your registration can not be transferred to another student.