I hope you are all doing well. It is Friday and it is also the last day of classes. I can’t believe that this semester is already over and that all of my classes are already over. This semester has seemed to go by faster than any other, and I guess the old adage is true, time flies when you are having fun.
This semester has been a whirlwind of excitement. As I wrote in one of my first blogs, I thought I was going to love all of my classes. In reality, I LOVED all my classes. Each one of them was unique in their own ways and taught me so much, and all of my professors were great which makes going to class that much better! In my linear circuits class we just finished up our final project which consisted of building an electric guitar out of a piece of wood and a cigar box. We also had to build circuitry in order to tune one of our guitar strings with the ultimate goal of lighting up an LED. It was a great hands-on project and I learned a lot. In addition my technical entrepreneurship class was a blast. We presented our final project on Monday to investors who said they were interested in investing in our business. It was a great experience, especially to be one of five teams chosen our of fourteen teams to present to the investors at the end of the semester. I have also really enjoyed the concepts presented in Molecular Biology, Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering and Chinese Lives: An Introduction to Chinese History.
In addition to the great experience I had inside the classroom, I had a great time with extra-curriculars as well. As a Freshman Academy coach we brought our class to a fun night of Broomballing (I just made that a verb), a great day on the beach at Santa Monica, and an awesome on-campus game of capture the flag. it was great to watch the new students as they began to thrive in college and it was awesome to be a mentor along the way. Did I mention that we also did Viterbi Iron Chef as our final project, booyahh, it was a blast! Also I just finished up my term as Vice President of Phi Delta Theta. It was a great experience serving on the Executive Board and I got a lot of leadership experience and skills. It was a very involved job, working about 20 hours a week outside of class so I am glad to finally take a break. However, I will never forget the things I learned, friends I made, or experiences from which I learned from. Serving my first term as Vice President of Finance for Order of Omega was also amazing. I got to do all of the accounting for the organization, worked together to plan and book our venue for our Order of Omega Leadership Retreat in the Spring, and help to set-up a new bimonthly Order of Omega Speaker Series for next semester. Lastly, my job at the Viterbi Admission and Student Affairs Office kept me busy when I wasn’t in class or devoting time to extra-curriculars.
Next semester I look forward to my first term as the Executive Vice President of Administrative Affairs for the Interfraternity Council here at USC. This is a board of 9 members which oversee the greek community at USC and serves as a liaison between the greek community and the university. In addition, I will be finishing out my second term as Vice President of Finance for Order of Omega as well as working at the Viterbi Admission and Student Affairs Office. I can’t wait for some great classes next semester too such as: Organic Chemistry, Engineering Team Management, and Development and Regulation of Medical Products just to name a few.
Hold the phone before I tell you too much about next semester though because first there is a winter break to be had! I can’t wait to go home and see my family. I haven’t seen them in about six months since I flew directly from my internship in Chicago this past summer to USC for the fall semester. Ohh boy I can’t wait for the snow to fall and to curl up on the couch with a fire and my two great danes. Also my family always has a Yankee Swap Christmas Party so I can’t wait to see all of my family and fill them in on all of the excitement of the semester, since there was a lot that went on. I have some great New Years plans with Taylor as she will be visiting for a couple of days during break to meet my family and I can’t wait. There is so much great stuff to look forward to in the coming months, I can barely wait!
Happy Holidays everyone! I will talk to you at the beginning of next semester. If you have any questions about USC or student life don’t hesitate to email me, I will be checking it over break.
Now Playing: Christmas Lights by Coldplay with Pop Danthology 2012 by Daniel Kim on deck