A week ago, I walked out of the last class of my sophomore year. I can’t believe I’ve already spent two years at USC. 2 internships and 19 classes later, it feels like I’m barely getting started! Spring 2016 has definitely been one of my favorite semesters so far. I served on the executive board of my sorority, got more involved in Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and got to go to a bunch of admitted student events through VSA! I was very happy with all of my classes this semester. My professors were all great and NO CLASS ON FRIDAYS! (I’m gonna miss that when I have 3 Friday classes next semester)
Looking back on this semester, I got more involved in the activities that I love mostl; one of those being my sorority. Last semester I was elected Vice President of Panhellenic Affairs for the 2016 calendar year and I love it! In my position I encourage members of my sorority to mix with girls in other chapters and I attend weekly meetings with a delegate from each chapter and the Panhellenic Executive Board. I am also the head of the Panhellenic Affairs Department in my sorority. Being in a leadership position has been so rewarding and has enhanced not only my sorority experience but also my college experience overall! This semester I was also able to shadow the Student Affairs Committee in SWE as a SWE Ambassador. We put on a lot of cool events for our members like monthly mentorship coffee hours, study hours, a dinner at LA Live, and a picnic at the Exposition Park Rose Garden. Next year I will work on their Operations Committee and do more behind the scenes work! Lastly, I had so much fun interacting with all of the #ViterbiAdmit students at our events like Explore USC and Preview USC! I can’t believe that just last year I was an Explore USC host and now I get to do stuff like this year-round.
Although I’m sad to say goodbye to senior year, I’m so excited for this summer! I will be studying abroad through the Viterbi Overseas Program in Madrid for 7 weeks! I’ll be taking WRIT-340, an upper division writing class, and AME-310, engineering thermodynamics. I’ve never been abroad, so I’m excited to not only explore Madrid, but also take weekend trips to see the rest of Europe. When I get back in mid-July, I’ll come home and spend time with my family and friends from home until I come back to USC in mid-August. I’ll be moving into my sorority house in a room with my best friends.
This semester has been a blast and I’m sad to see it come to an end but I know the next 2 years will only get better! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@jamisonbria) to keep up with my European adventures this summer!