Build and learn cool things with great people.
That’s the motto that Scope was built on. As a Scoper you will be learning a new industry-standard framework every semester, and creating a project with other members that will allow you to flex those new skills.
Best of all, you will be joining our tight-knit family with over 350 members and alumni and partake in community events throughout the semester. Scope hosts retreats, industry recruiting events, hackathons, and more to encourage an inclusive culture of creation at USC.
Learn a cutting-edge framework in the first half of the semester through stimulating weekly mini-projects.
Team up, ideate, and develop with other members of your cohort in the second half of the semester to create innovative projects!
Join a tight-knit family of developers and make new friends through retreats, game nights, and other community building events.
At Scope we are always learning — so rather than focus on skills that are taught in USC’s core curriculum classes, you will learn a new technology or framework that is valuable in the tech industry right now. As a member, you will spend the first half of the semester learning this curriculum through fun mini-projects, and the second half of the semester building something cool with your new knowledge.
Spring 2021 (virtual)
Extensions & Firebase
Fall 2020 (virtual)
Node JS, Backend, and DevOps
Each semester, we accept a cohort of approximately 30 students. Your cohort will become your family - you will work on projects, study, and have fun together. Past your first semester in Scope, you are always welcome and encouraged to come to meetings and events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What makes Scope different from other organizations?We are an informal club that doesn’t take ourselves too seriously, and takes pride in building a community that is excited to ideate and create together. Scope is not an entrepreneurial club, it is a building org. This community is a trampoline that will launch meaningful ideas and relationships in the future.
Q: How many members does Scope take each semester?Around 30.
Q: What is the time commitment?We have two mandatory weekly meetings (Tuesday and Thursday usually). In addition, Scope members typically spend 2-4 hours per week participating in club-related activities like social events and projects.
Q: What does Scope look for in applicants?Students who have a history of making things happen for themselves by unmitigated learning and building will thrive in Scope. We are also looking for members who will be dedicated to our community, and want to invest time into building those friendships.
Q: What does the application process look like?Application - At the beginning of each semester we release an application to hear a little bit about your experience and why you want to join Scope.
Interview - Get to know Scope eboard while we get to know you! This is to assess how you would fit in with our Scope family.
Decision - If you are admitted, yay! If not, that doesn’t mean you weren’t right for the club, it’s that we didn’t have the space for you yet. But please, please reapply in future semesters!
Q: Who is eligible to apply?Scope is to undergraduate USC students from all majors. While many of our members are computer science students or people interested in the technology field, we encourage and welcome members from other sectors, and love what their unique experiences and insights bring to the club.
Q: Do I need coding experience to join?While no coding experience is required, for someone who is inexperienced, they need to show (in the application and interview) that you are willing to go the extra mile to learn new things.
The BoardOur executive board is responsible for the management of Scope. They handle recruiting new members, organizing and teaching curriculum, and putting on fun social and professional events.
The AlumniOur network of 300+ alumni have gone on to be Software Engineers, Product Managers, and more at: