It may sound cliché, but it’s hard to really believe that I’ll be graduating from Viterbi in just two weeks. Freshman year seems so recent and yet so far away at the same time. I’ve learned so much in my time at USC both in my classes and through my extracurricular experiences. This semester has been a very interesting one. In my last semester of college, I’ve taken the time to be a bit more introspective, which is a luxury I’ve never really afforded myself. Viterbi has been an amazing place spend my four years because it afforded me the resources to pursue everything I wanted to in college. In just four years, I’ve studied abroad twice, been in four different plays and musicals, sung with my a cappella group, taken classes in sustainable development to further my career goals, started a pre-professional LGBT organization, and pursued a minor in theatre that has allowed me to earn the Renaissance Scholar Prize Award. I couldn’t have had such a breadth of experiences at any other institution and for that I am so deeply grateful.
Here are some highlights from this semester:
Natalie and I passed the LEED Green Associate exam!
Michael L. Jackson speaking at Mortar Board‘s Last Lecture Series:
— William McGarey (@WJMcGarey) April 4, 2013
Getting to attend the Global Grand Challenges Summit in London!
— William McGarey (@WJMcGarey) March 12, 2013
Performing as Billy Flynn in Chicago the Musical:
Moderating Trojan Alliance‘s first ever career panel:
— William McGarey (@WJMcGarey) January 31, 2013
This fall, I’ll be working as a Technology Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City. I couldn’t be more excited to be starting the next chapter in my life. This summer I’m planning a trip to Europe with a few friends. When I’m not in Europe I’ll be splitting my time between home in Northern Virginia and New York City, where I’ll be looking for an apartment.
It’s been a great four years at USC and I will never forget the experiences I’ve gained here in Viterbi!
Until next time,