Goals

Professional Development

To provide SHPE-USC members with exposure to industry representatives, alumni, and resources to develop professionally throughout their career at USC and better prepare them for a career after college.  This will be accomplished through guest speakers, the SHPE and HENAAC Conferences, Corporate Tour Series, and networking events.  Success will be measured through internship and career success rates and conference participation.

Academic Excellence

To encourage and support academic excellence among SHPE-USC members. This will be encouraged through exposure to campus academic resources, peer mentoring and tutoring, award recognition, and resources for graduate school.  Success rates will be measured through GPA standing, USC and Viterbi recognition rates, increased graduate student membership, graduate school application and acceptance rates.

Membership Development/Retention

To help establish strong relationships among members of SHPE-USC in order to foster a network of support where members will benefit from peer exposure and resources. Events will mainly be informal, located on and off-campus, and will range from encouraging group interaction at meetings to group outings. Success will be measured through meeting and event attendance, and membership retention rates.

Community Outreach

To provide guidance and mentoring to underrepresented students in grades K—12 at local community schools. This semester, our community outreach will take the form of SHPE/LBSA youth Conference with local middle schools, and Discover Engineering Day with Manual Arts, Fremont, and Foshay High Schools. Success will be measured through college acceptance and attendance rates as well as increased interest in science, math, engineering, and higher education.