Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun!
Junior year means the start of some smaller, more diverse upper-division engineering classes, and so far they all seem really interesting. I’m in 5 CE classes this semester, with some teachers that I’ve had before and some awesome new ones. I get to take Fluid Mechanics, Theory of Structures, Water Quality Control, Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering, and, the one I’m most excited for, Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics. My teacher for the last class is not actually an engineer, but a lawyer, who has been working with engineering law for decades. He has some amazing insights and experiences that I’m looking forward to hearing about.
With the start of fall also means the start of the best time of year, football season! Football games at USC are an all-day event, and the excitement in the air on gamedays is one of my favorite feelings in the world. We kicked off the season by beating Fresno Sate 52-13, and I’m heading up to Northern California this weekend to watch us beat Stanford! Football season always reminds me of why I’m so happy to be a Trojan, because everyone you meet on gameday treats you like a friend and rallies by your side to watch us win.
I’m also so excited to continue with my extracurriculars this fall. I will be continuing to work at the American Language Institute, helping the incoming class of international graduate students improve their English skills and get settled into USC life. This is also my last semester on the Executive Board of my sorority, where I essentially serve as wellness chair to make sure that my sisters are all happy and healthy, and which has proven to be one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my time here at USC. I am also looking forward to getting more involved with Engineers Without Borders, as well as having an awesome first fall semester of being a VSA!
This semester is looking like it’s going to be one of the best yet, and even though I’ll be busy, I can’t wait to post more updates!