Reflections on the Fall Semester
I can easily say that this past fall was one of the most hectic semesters that I’ve had here at ‘SC. While my academic rigor continued (still taking 18 units), most of my additional work came from my extracurriculars.
During this semester, I started volunteering at a vegan cafe on campus, known as the Good Karma Cafe. After eating here for a while, I found out that they were looking for volunteers to help out at the cafe and I decided to come help. It’s a very meaningful experience as I learn about a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as the operations of running a small pop-up cafe.
Apart from that, I also picked up an internship from a USC alumni, called Elton Keung, at a small boba shop downtown named Boba 7. I met him through Alpha Phi Omega (more on that later), and he was looking for someone who was interested and passionate about food, and after talking to him, he offered to take me in at his boba shop downtown. Work has been really interesting and I’ve learned a lot of really interesting entrepreneurial knowledge especially being on the job.
Finally my biggest commitment this semester, I was pledging Alpha Phi Omega. It’s an international community service fraternity which emphasizes leadership, friendship, and service. It was a very big time commitment but by far the best decision I have made so far in college, having to meet so many new people and having new experiences.
Through these extracurriculars, it truly has made my college life at USC very busy but at the same time one of the best times that I’ve had here.
And of course, there was football. We didn’t do so good, but USC football is USC football. Being a Trojan the spirit was still there, and every game the energy was still high.