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USC Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

USC Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

USC IIE is a Viterbi Student Organization within the USC Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

IIE is great opportunity for Industrial and Systems Engineering majors to meet other students, network with company representatives, and learn more about how IE’s make a difference in the everyday world.

Other IIE Chapters:

Los Angeles Institute of Industrial Engineers Meetup

  • Our Mission

    USC IIE works with its members to enhance their experience as students at the USC. IIE strives to bring its members opportunities which provide them with valuable experiences, skills and a familiarity with industrial engineering and related professions. As IIE members, USC students will have yet another way to meet others with similar interests, some of whom will become lifelong friends.

  • Members

    IIE General Membership

    IIE General Membership is open to all majors. If you would like more information on how to become an USC IIE member please contact us at

  • Executive Board

    IIE Executive Board

    President: Caroline Liu
    Vice President – Finance: Aaron Lew
    Vice President – Professional Development: Rosie Halpins, Harris Wang
    Vice President – Communications: Clare Sargent
    Vice President – Chapter Relations: Jose Hernandez
    Vice President – Student Affairs: Nickolas Tayler
    Director – Student Affairs: Jourdain Charles
    Director – Programming: Raven Castro
    Secretary: Jiawei Qian
    Senior Advisor – Sarah Kim

    IIE Executive Board Elections

    If you are interested in running for an IIE Executive Board position, please email Include your name, year, major, the position in which you are interested, and brief description why.
    Positions Available: President, VP of Programs, VP of Industry, Secretary, and Treasurer

  • IIE Events

    Past and Upcoming Events

    Summer 2016
    IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2016
    Date: May 21-24, 2016
    Location: Disneyland Resort Hotel, Anaheim CA

    Spring Banquet
    Date: April 11, 2016
    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: Davidson Conference Center – Vineyard Room

    Rechtin Lecture
    Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    Time: 2:00PM
    Location: Davidson Conference Center – Vineyard Room w/reception immediately after on patio
    Join the Institute of Industrial Engineers for the Rechtin Lecture featuring Dr. Radhika Kulkarni.  Dr. Kulkarni  is Vice President of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute Inc. She oversees software development in many analytical areas including Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics, Forecasting and Data Mining. Kulkarni is an active member in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University, the Master of Science in Analytics Advisory Board at Georgia Tech and the Marketing Analytics and Data Mining Board at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Kulkarni is a recipient of the Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (WORMS) Award and was recognized as an INFORMS Fellow in 2014.

USC Engineering Management Student Association

  • About

    The Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) was established in 2012 to increase
    interaction between industry, alumni, students. and professors. 
    The objectives of the organization are :
    • Conduct information sessions and help students network with prospective employers
    • Contributing to the professional and personal growth of Engineering Management students
    • Attracting undergraduate and graduate level students to the major
    • Holding events that help our students and align with our goals as an organization
    • Increase interaction between students and industry professionals and increase awareness about degree specific job opportunities
    • Give Engineering Management students the chance to participate as a board member of a professional organization

    We encourage students from all majors to join us for meetings and events, membership is free to all USC students and their friends! To join the USC Engineering Management Society and the EMS mailing list, email us at

  • News and Events

    Join us to learn from our speakers how to survive in the corporate world, and what it takes to get to the top! Many of our speakers are top executives in Fortune 100 companies.

    To view our events schedule, click here.