Looking Back on Spring Semester and Forward to Summer!

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Somehow I’m already finishing my spring semester of junior year (even though I swear it just began)! It’s been an amazing semester and I’m sad to see it end, but I’m also incredibly excited for the start of the summer.

This semester marked my first trip to Disney!

This semester marked my first trip to Disney!

This semester I got to take 5 upper level civil and environmental engineering classes, which was an awesome new experience. I got to work on design projects with both undergraduate and graduate students, take both air and water quality classes, and sort of got a better idea of what I’d like to work on post-graduation. Having 3 of my 5 classes at night, as well as no Friday classes, allowed me a lot more time this semester to explore LA during the days, which led to lots of fun new experiences. I have tons of new favorite study spots and restaurant choices. Plus I made new friends in my classes that I’ll be in class with again in the fall, which is the best for group projects and study groups. It’s been an absolutely amazing semester, and I’m already looking forward to the fall!

One of my lab instruments from this semester, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.

One of my lab instruments from this semester, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Looking forward to having more lab classes in the fall!

Over the summer, I’ll be at my first engineering internship in Wisconsin, with a smaller structural engineering firm. One of the best parts of a smaller firm is that they work on every step of a project that they take on: accounting, modeling, scheduling, construction, and everything in between. I will get to see every step of the process, will be working to help them reorganize their records, and will be aiding in an overhaul of their website. I wanted to find an internship like this in a part of the country that I had never been to, and I’ve heard the area is absolutely beautiful in the summer. As an awesome bonus, there’s a nearby yacht club with a sailing team that I can join, which is something I’ve done since I was in elementary school. I can’t wait to update about how it goes, it should be an awesome experience!

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I’ll miss you this summer, USC!

I’ve had an amazing semester, but I know that the summer will be incredible and rewarding. And when I return, I’ll be a senior! I can’t wait to see what this summer and the next year hold for me.

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