[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ _order=”0″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”4/5″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]With only a week left of summer, I can safely say that it has gone by way too quickly. It felt like just yesterday I had finished my spring semester and now I am getting ready to do it all over again.

At the beginning of summer I traveled a lot, driving to the Gulf Shores the first weekend for a music festival and then flying up to Rhode Island for my Cousin’s wedding the following weekend. Both of these trips were a blast, and my Cousin’s wedding was especially fun as I had not been to a wedding in over 11 years.
[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”http://viterbivoices.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Will-Wedding.jpeg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]At the beginning of June, after my quick burst of travel to begin the summer, I started an internship at a small software company near my house called ConstructConnect. During this internship, I was tasked with creating a file control system for all the files needed to create machine learning models at the company. Creating this system, I was exposed to many new programming languages – such as Python and NodeJS – and many new environments – such as the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of my 2 months at ConstructConnect, I was able to complete my task and handed over a working application at the end of my internship. Going through this internship was a great experience; at the beginning I felt somewhat overwhelmed as I had no idea what was going on at times, however, with a bit of patience and learning I was able to gain many valuable skills and insights as a result of my 2 months at ConstructConnect. [/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”http://viterbivoices.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WillHongKong.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]To end my summer, I traveled to Southeast Asia with my family. During our vacation we first visited the busy cities of Hong Kong and Macau, doing a lot shopping, walking, and even a bit of gambling. The second half of the vacation brought us to Vietnam, where we first stayed inland near a popular town and then went to the coastline and stayed by the beach. Overall, this trip was a great way to end summer – providing time to completely de stress before the start of the coming semester.
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