I know just about every other senior posting blogs is saying the same thing, but boy, have the past three years flown! It still surprises me at times when I remind myself that I am starting my fourth and final year at USC. While this year will be bittersweet, I am so excited for it!!
Something that I am most excited for is my living situation! I am living in the cutest house this year; it is a small white one that is 100 years old. I have 3 other housemates and they are so awesome! I went out to the Angels baseball game with two of them last Sunday.
Before classes started this semester, I hung out with some of my friends from the iPodia program that I took last spring. We met up for KBBQ; fitting, since we spent 2 weeks together in Korea feasting on KBBQ in May.
I am continuing my involvement in The Society of Women Engineers as the President this year! Last year I was the VP of Corporate Affairs, so I’m so happy to deepen my involvement with SWE this year! We have many major professional events approaching, like Professional Development Night and Fall Evening with Industry, which will help our members prepare for the career fair. Aside from that, we are continuing two great programs this year, SWE Ambassadors, and the Mentorship Program.
The Ambassador program is designed to give leadership experience to young members (particularly freshmen and sophomores), to get their feet wet in the inner workings of SWE, so they can decide whether they want to have an Officer Council position the following year. Our Mentorship Program is designed to provide young members an older mentor who can help them with class selection, which professors are good to take for certain classes, and even what is the best place to eat around campus! It’s another great way for new members to get plugged into SWE and engineering life at Viterbi.
I am also involved in the USC Program Board Special Events Committee, which plans everything from the Welcome Back Concert (this year it featured Jay Pharoah from SNL) to having Eric Stonestreet talk about his experiences on Modern Family. It’s a great committee to be on, and one of the coolest events we are planning this semester is The Extreme USC Challenge, which is basically a university-wide Fear Factor event.
I am continuing my involvement in The Caruso Catholic Center at USC. I have served on leadership for the past few years and I am serving as the Technology Coordinator. It’s so great to be back, and to feel a part of that community again, something that I definitely missed over the summer.
Lastly, I am going to San Francisco for a weekend this month to visit an office of a company I am interested in, in addition to exploring SF to see if this is a place I could see myself working and living after I graduate. I haven’t been to SF in 6 years, and I’m so excited to head back!
Talk to you all later!