Student Resources

In the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best support and resources available to all our students.
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If you have any specific questions regarding the civil and environmental engineering programs, you may contact your assigned advisor.

Advisement during Fall 2021

We will be using Zoom to host virtual advisement sessions. Appointments must be scheduled through MyUSC or contacting your assigned advisor. You will be emailed an invite to your virtual advisement session.

During this time, email will likely be the most efficient form of communication for academic advisement, but please be patient as there may be some delay in our response.

Freshmen: Your advisor is Monica Prado Garcia, monicapr@usc.edu.

Pre-Engineering: Contact a pre-engineering advisor at viterbi.studentservices@usc.edu.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: Your advisor is Geraldine Perry, glorenzo@usc.edu.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Viterbi undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in research. Benefits include practical application of classroom knowledge, work-experience and resume building, enhanced problem-solving and analytical abilities, rapport with faculty, and much more!

You can look through the list of Viterbi faculty and labs that are currently taking undergraduate researchers using the Undergraduate Research Matching List.

The Viterbi School’s SURE program provides Junior-year students the opportunity to get paid to work alongside top faculty on cutting-edge research projects during a summer in Los Angeles.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

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