This week was the first week of the spring semester. Now, for anyone looking at the date of my last blogs about finals last semester and thinking, “that was a short break,” it was. We only had three weeks off. If you are a prospective parent or student do not fret, a break this short is not normal at Wentworth. This past Fall we opened a new residential hall and as a result we started classes a week late to ensure that the construction of the building was complete. This also meant that we finished the semester a week late and had a shortened break. Most likely, a break this short won’t happen again.
This semester is my second to last as an undergraduate student! I decided to get even more involved as a result and joined the Senior Week Committee, which runs a number of events the week leading up to commencement. Wentworth has two commencements; the first in in April, for our students in the five year Bachelor’s degree programs as well as Master’s students, and the second in August when all other students graduate. I will graduate in August. Right now, we are planning a senior kick off at Jillian’s.
I also joined Phase III of the Wentworth Leadership Institute. The Wentworth Leadership Institute is a program that students can join to gain leadership skills. Phase I is an intro class to general leadership. Phase II combines what students learned in Phase I with more group discussions and activities. Phase III, is when students take ownership for their own leadership and create and complete a project that benefits a community that they choose. Students who complete all three phases receive an award at the end of the spring semester and a tassel when they graduate. Once I do more work on it I will tell you more about it. Speaking of which, I have lots to do! Until my next blog.