Last day of classes was today. Last week of finals is next week.
Both mean one thing- my senior year is quickly approaching!
Looking back at this year, I once again couldn’t be more thankful for all the opportunities I have had– everything from the new friends I’ve made, to my current internship at Independence Blue Cross. I’ve definitely had a dose of senioritis without ever technically being a senior yet, but this weather has had my extra happy and excited all the time! Campus itself gets lively and everyone who hibernated the past couple months tends to peak out of sleep comas and ACTUALLY socialize, but that lasted for about 2 weeks unfortunately and now everyone is back in hibernation studying for finals.
But since I’m looking for anything to do but study, I figured I’d give you guys a quick look into some of the events I attended these past couple weeks!
Owl Ambassador Prom
One of the most influential jobs I’ve had here at college definitely has to be working in the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a Tour Guide. I always owe it to the friends I’ve created in that office for making me who I am today, even though we’ve only known each other for 3 years. I’ve become a master of public speaking, and have been more comfortable with myself and my capabilities, especially because i’m surrounded by students who are leaders on campus and go after their dreams-literally. My co-workers have had internships in Chicago, NYC, and have studied abroad all over the world. They’ve definitely pushed my in ways I cannot explain and I was able to celebrate that with them a couple weeks ago at our Prom. We rented out the Benjamin Franklin Yacht on Penns Landing and had a night filled with celebration… on a boat! It was definitely a memborable night with friends I know i’ll have forever & did I forget to mention we were on a boat.. overlooking the city skyline?
Global Women’s Dialogue
One event that I have had an honor of running these past two years is the Global Women’s Dialogue. Along with a couple on-campus organizations, we plan an evening at least once a semester where we bring together different cultures, religions, and women from all over the world and different careers to talk about issues that revolve around being a women. This years theme was the obstacles of women leaders and what it actually means to be a leader. Along with my partner in crime, Ghizlan, we were able to bring over 40 people this time! We divided them all into sub-groups assigned Dialogue leaders in each one to lead the quesitons and get the conversation going. As a leader myself, I found the women in my group to open up in ways I didn’t think would happen. I definitely always learn a lot from this event, and leave feeling very inspired!
International Students Association Grand Ball
One thing Temple University takes pride in is it’s diversity, and this was definitely a deciding factor when I was a shy high school senior trying to pick between colleges. This event pretty much brought students that were all over the world under one roof- for a diverse 3 hours of events and music celebrations. There were over 42 countries represented, and luckily I was one of 3 that brought Egypt to the table! The night was filled with different shows- from salsa dancing to occapella, to belly dancing and a cultural fashion show.
Ron Pope Concert
My favorite non-campus event of this semester, for sure! I got to see one of my favorite artists preform at World Cafe Live! This is a small acoustic-like venue located right near Drexel’s campus and is definitely one of my favorite spots in Philadelphia! They always have tons of small concerts going on, as well as karaoke. As soon as I found out Ron Pope was going I booked tickets right away and dragged some of my closest friends along. I was about 10 FEET AWAY from him the whole night. My life was made.
And with a week being left in the semester, I once again couldn’t be more thankful for all these events and many more that I had the privilege of attending! And guess what… I’m taking on a new city this summer.. NEW YORK :) I have finally accepted an internship offer at JWT in Manhattan and will be venturing off and living in the big apple.
So if you’ve taken nothing out of my blog so far it’s that dreams really do come true! *cue Disney music*