|A Message from the VGSA Board
Welcome to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering! We, the Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA), are glad that you have chosen to join our family of Trojans.
With such a large and diverse population at USC, students are presented with the opportunity to enrich their experience by learning about the many different cultures. Last year, USC hosted over 5,500 international students from 115 different countries. Learning to understand and respect cultures that are different from your own provides you with invaluable skills that are needed in the real world.
The Engineering profession is becoming increasingly important in today’s technology-driven world. As a result, the Viterbi School of Engineering has continually been growing and evolving. Students may find it a challenge to become acclimated and involved in such a large Engineering community.
And this is where VGSA comes into play. VGSA promotes interaction among the graduate students of the Viterbi School of Engineering with various academic and social activities. Some of our activities provide cultural awareness, such as Chinese Moon Festival, Music of the World, and Beverages of the World. While other activities provide fun and excitement, such as the VGSA Banquet, Tailgate, and Jorge Cham Talk. Most importantly, at all of these activities, graduate engineering students can meet fellow engineering students.
VGSA also tries to address the needs and concerns of graduate engineering students. We have senators representing each engineering department and a graduate student liaison. Each board member is focused on providing specialized assistance for the graduate students of Viterbi.
VGSA is always here to support you while you are part of the Viterbi School. Join our community of engineers and become involved!