This is the start of the second week of my last semester at Lehigh and so much has happened since this past December! Finals week was actually the smoothest week I have ever had, regardless of the 18 credit semester of Civil Engineering classes. I received my best GPA yet, which was a huge shock for me!! By senior year I’ve finally figured it out 😉
After the Christmas holidays, on New Years Day to be exact, I traveled to Munich, Germany for a short study abroad program. The flight was surprisingly quick (less than 7 hours!) and my friend, Erinn, and I stayed at a hotel in the center of Munich for the first night. After the first day/night, we met up with the rest of the Lehigh group and began our 10 day trip through Germany. The 10 days I spent in Germany were probably the best days of my life, and I am so happy I signed up to study abroad. Following this paragraph is the link to our website, which includes our daily blogs. On the right side of the page, there is a link titled “2014 Journal” and underneath are the days that have individual entries of what we did. If you’re curious about studying abroad, definitely look at this site! https://sites.google.com/a/lehigh.edu/munich/
The day I returned from Germany was the day I had to travel to Lehigh, so I had to make major adjusting to time zone differences. Classes started up peacefully as my schedule is rather light – my big class this semester is my Capstone Design Project. I will definitely post more about this project, since it is a semester-long project (right now we are just in the beginning stages). My other classes are required electives from the College of Arts & Sciences, and I am so pleased at the classes I picked.
This past week was also exciting because I received news that I have a job, a real life job! I will be working in the Planning and Research department with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). Over the winter break, I interviewed with several units for the PWD and I received word that I had been considered for a position in either the Design unit or the Planning and Research unit! I chose the Planning and Research because the unit works with all aspects of PWD: Water Resources, Design (and Construction), Cost and Operations. This will ultimately prepare me greatly when I take my Professional Engineer (PE) exam in a few years. In addition, I get to work in center city Philadelphia and live at home, in my favorite city.
I will have more pictures and stories to come as this semester progresses, and I apologize because this was an extremely big blog post and I hope I didn’t bore too many readers!