Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

It’s snowing again on the Lehigh hills and it’s freezing here still! I just got back from lunch and I’m about to do a little bit of work, which includes making 3 or 4 slides for a small presentation due Monday. The presentation is for my Capstone group project, and on Monday my group and I will be “pitching” the design to our professor. My focus will be in the geotechnical area of the design, so I will speak for 3 or so minutes about how I will go about designing the foundations for the building. My classes at Lehigh really prepared me for this class and although the project is very intimidating, I know how to use my knowledge and resources to obtain a solution.

That being said, since I started at Lehigh, my semesters were extremely tough with respect to Civil engineering classes. At this point in my Lehigh career, however, I have the benefit of a much lighter schedule and classes that are way outside of the engineering world. It’s really nice to see (after 7 semesters) the hard work paying off and my stress level decreasing. The work was completely manageable while I was in my engineering classes, but I had to stay determined and constantly work hard. Now, it feels really nice to have (virtually) nothing to do on a snowy, Saturday afternoon (as seen by my bottom photo)!

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About lusamantha14

I am currently a senior at Lehigh University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. My blog this semester will be about my last undergraduate year at Lehigh: academics, social events & unexpected day to day occurrences. I'm really excited to share my thoughts, stories, and advice with anyone reading, since I know that all students go through very similar experiences. I can't wait to explore all of the opportunities that the field of Civil Engineering has to offer & I'm excited to live out my last year at Lehigh to the fullest! View all posts by lusamantha14

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