FAQs

Mission

Q: What makes Scope different from other organizations?

A: 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: What does Scope look for in applicants?

A: 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?

A: 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?

A: Scope is open 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?

A: 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.

Q: How many members does Scope take each semester?

A: Around 30

Q: What is the time commitment?

A: We have hour-long mandatory weekly meetings. In addition, Scope members typically spend 2-4 hours per week participating in club-related activities like social events and projects.

Q: Do I still have to apply to attend Scope events this semester?

A: Nope! This semester we will open most of our events to the entire university community in order to foster inclusion and to give you a taste of what it’s like to be a Scope member.

Q: How do I get on the mailing list / get access to Scope information?

A: See our Fall 2020 page! You can also follow our instagram @scopeusc for updates about recruitment.

Q: What is this semester's curriculum?

A: In order to welcome as many people as possible, we will not have a standard curriculum in Fall. This semester we will be hosting a series of webinars, each on a different technology-related topic. These will culminate in a hackathon.