**First, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the fact that I just identified myself as a senior. Woah!
Moving along...life is pretty awesome as a Civil Engineering senior (of course with it's ups and downs).
'Ups' for the semester so far:
- We actually get to build stuff!
....Bob the Builder was always my childhood hero
- We have been through fluids, soils, solids, environmental engineering, economics all together---and we survived, as a class, all together. Reason enough to be happy. It makes winning survivor seem like a walk in the park.
- I just discovered free printing for Civil Engineering students---THE BEST!
Mother Nature hasn't been so happy with me since I discovered the wonders of free printing.
- Annual Scavenger Hunt! So, I didn't know that this was a tradition, but in our senior design capstone class, our professor had us going all over campus and even all over Pittsburgh to discover clues to our final project of the class! By far, it was the most fun I have had in an academic class AND he treated us to lunch at the end!
Now for the 'downs' of the semester....
- Working in groups for every project. Now, I'm not saying that I hate groups. It is just that the people that I have been working with for some projects are completely fine with letting other people (ie. me) do all of the work for them---not cool.
- LOTS of work. My senior capstone class is 15 units, which equates to about 5 credits---which is generally unheard of in most majors. Basically, it kicks my butt---but in the way that a big workout kicks your butt and then you feel energized right after. That makes sense right?
...Yeah, class is not as bad as that
- Knowing that I am leaving soon. Being a senior means thinking about putting on my big girl pants and finding a big girl job and possibly even my own big girl car. This is too unreal.