Women in Engineering

Follow your Passion

21
National Average of Women in Engineering
50
Women in the 2021 Viterbi Incoming Class
Your generation is going to even out the engineering experience, and we are leading the way.  Our incoming class of first year women is consistently more than double the national average in recent years. Our women thrive in engineering here because we offer the right support.  We have our own Women in Engineering program, as well as a very active chapters of female-focused student organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, RoboGals, Girls in Tech, AtheaHacks, Women in Computing, and our engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon.

Our faculty continue to increase the number of females almost year by year with one of the largest representations in engineering schools today.  50% of our Freshman Academy courses are typically taught by women. Female faculty not only teach your classes, but they also lead teams of researchers in making strides toward advancing solutions to the NAE Grand Challenges.

Student Stories

Hear from USC Viterbi Students

Women Empowerment

“I am grateful to be part of a group that intends on creating a safe space for women to talk about their ambitions, fears, and careers.”

Get Involved!

What organizations and leadership positions are Women in Viterbi a part of?

Research

“One of the most exciting parts of the conference was the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest lecturers. These lecturers were principal investigators that have won many awards for their discoveries.”

Supporting Our Women

The Viterbi School offers over 30 unique majors and areas of emphasis.  Our women flourish in an environment focused on collaboration and teamwork.  Group projects promote communication over competition and prepare our students for engineering in the real world.

Women are also very involved in their organizations on campus. Engineering student organization leadership finds the women leading the pack with many of the executive board positions being held by women.

Have a Complete Student Life

Female students in the Viterbi School participate in a number of activities across campus in addition to engineering related organizations. The student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in Computing, and the engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon are integral parts of Women in Engineering in addition to numerous undergraduate research opportunities with specific funding available to women.

As a member of these organizations, you will find opportunities to expand your professional and social network, get involved in community outreach programs, gain access to continuing student scholarships, travel to conferences, and have opportunities to develop as a leader.

Connect with Corporate Partners

WIE aims to connect our female students with industry through a number of programs. targeted career panels expose our female students to the life of real engineers. Our students learn about the benefits of engineering and discover pathways to prepare them for some of the challenges they may face as female engineers.

Our women also benefit from the corporate involvement within Viterbi Career Connections and the Industry Advisory Board. These organizations help prepares students for the job recruitment process and introduce them to guest speakers and industry representatives.

Succeed at USC

Women in the Viterbi School are some of the most successful students, and they rise to leadership positions within the school and across the university. We are committed to supporting your success by developing programs based on your interests.

Mentoring is a priority and works to strengthen the community of our women. WIE, for example, aims to connect our female students with industry through a number of programs. Targeted career panels also expose our female students to the life of real engineers.

Our women also benefit from the corporate involvement within Viterbi Career Connections and the Industry Advisory Board. These organizations help prepares students for the job recruitment process and introduces them to guest speakers and industry representatives.

Female Faculty Accolades

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