Aneesh Lotcher Nagesh
MS in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
I joined USC for the Masters program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical and Manufacturing Design and Rocket combustion, in spring of 2018, and have never been happier of the decision.
During my time at USC I got to work with a number of organizations and help them reach broaden their sphere of influence in the student body, namely as a Senator for Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA), Vice President of Association of Indian Students (AIS), Mechanical Design Engineer for Liquid Propulsion Lab (LPL) and as a Career Ambassador for the Viterbi Career Center. From a research standpoint, I was a Graduate Research Assistant for Prof. Paul Ronney in his micro-combustion lab, where I got to work on robotic shape memory alloy propulsion.
Having to be associated with all of these organizations not only helped me in my personal and professional growth but also gave me a platform to express and implement my ideas. Also, on the professional front, at my time at USC I got to intern for Raytheon Technologies as a Mechanical Engineer and with Tesla as a Mechanical Design Engineer. Needless to say, both of these experiences were a perfect platform and helped me in the growth of my career.
Currently, I work as a Manufacturing Engineer for GSK Pharmaceuticals, where we primarily manufacture vaccines and drugs. Having to work as a Manufacturing Engineer, I wear multiple hats covering both technical and management regimes.
Though all of these opportunities were not easy to get, I must say throughout my search for opportunities be it at university or in the industry, USC always provided the right resources and was there to help me firsthand. The Viterbi Career center is a wonderful resource that every student should take advantage of and also USC offers a variety of networking events which make it a little easier to connect with the industry.