A new semester is a new beginning: new classes, professors, activities and events to look forward to. Here’s what’s on my mind this Spring!

⌘ Must survive my classes. I’ve got a heavy load this semester: Discrete Systems Simulation, Operations Research Methods, Database Management, Engineering Statistics and my General Ed. class “Language and Mind”. So far things are looking up. I have good professors and interesting material to cover. I can tell there’s going to be a lot of heavy mathematical work going on so I better get out of “winter break mode” fast!

⌘ We’ve got some SWEet events coming up! The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting “Evening with Industry” where students get to mingle with corporate representatives over a 3-course dinner at the Radisson Hotel ballroom, across from USC campus. The event is open to all majors, but particularly engineers. It’s a great event to take advantage of! As part of the Corporate Affairs Committee, I’ve been working hard with my fellow officers to make this event possible. Want to know more about SWE? Check out our website!

⌘ Getting the word out about ISA. I’m the President of the Information Systems Association (ISA) this year and I can’t wait for our activities to start rolling in! First, the officers and I have been spreading the word about our professional organization which is open to all majors! We’re quite diverse, with members in computer science, business, accounting, industrial engineering and electrical engineering! We’re an organization that caters to students interested in information technology, consulting, SAP software, IT strategy and more. To learn more about us, visit our website: www.theuscisa.com.

⌘ The on-campus salsa team, Break On 2, is getting geared up for the big Spring semester showcase! With our performance coming up, I’ve been choreographing an all-girls piece to Christina Aguilera’s “Express” from the movie Burlesque. Every Tuesdays and Thursdays I meet up with the team to rehearse our salsa choreography and get in shape for the big show. Next Friday we’re hosting Salsa Night, our famous dance lessons and open dance social at Mudd Hall! Tons of students with or without dance experience join us for salsa, merengue and bachata dancing all night. It’s always the highlight of my week.

⌘ Heading to LACMA for MLK day. I’ll be taking a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Monday for the first time! I heard admission is free so come on down if you don’t have other plans for the long weekend.