One activity that I’m heavily involved in is the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). This year I am on the Corporate Affairs Committee. My committee basically organizes and plans all of the corporate events that SWE puts on for the year. Earlier this semester, the officer council went on a retreat toSan Diego. This retreat was mainly a way to bond and get to know everyone on the council. We also learned more about how to plan events from senior members and what all the other committee’s actually do.
San Diegowas a lot of fun and all the girls got along really well. Since everyone had such a good time on the officer reatreat, our president, Brittney, decided to have the officer council go out to dinner this past weekend. We went to LA Live which is about three miles away from campus, right next to the Nokia andStaplesCenter. There was actually a concert going on that night so LA Live was packed, but we were able to sit down pretty quickly. We ate at the Yard House which is your typical American grill kind of place with burgers and sandwiches. The food was really good and we spent the whole dinner playing ice breaker games and enjoying out night out. Right as we were leaving we actually saw Emilio Esteves from the Breakfast Club, but he walked away to fast to get a picture.
To me, LA Live is like the perfect place to go out on a date. It has all kinds of restaurants to eat at from Italian to Mexican to burgers or ice cream. It has Lucky Strike Bowling Alley and a Regal Cinema movie theatre. There is also a tram from campus that goes to and from LA Live on the weekends. The restaurants can be a bit expensive but it’s a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night if you and your friends want to do something special. The past couple of times I have gone there’s been free concerts and even a film crew filming a movie.