So ETC Orientation was all day today, and I was so excited last night that I could hardly sleep. My excitement was not disappointed! Granted, most of the day was devoted to introductions and nitty gritty need-to-know things, but...
...my God you guys, this place is cool. I am going to have so much fun here! It is like the Science Center, only times 1000.
Also, my classmates all come from such a diverse background. Computer scientists and artists, yes, but also mechanical and electrical engineers, business majors, history majors, medical electricians (I don't even know what that really is, but it sounds awesome) and of course people are coming from all over the world. I tried to be social today and sit with and talk to different people, but I'm not too worried, because as I understand it I will be working intimately with all 50 people in my class. They throw us into teamwork based projects right from the get-go.
The opportunities and industry names they bring in seem boundless. They told us that if we have anyone really cool in mind, let them know and they'll try to get them in for one of the seminars (we have seminars every week from faculty and industry professionals alike. Neil Gaiman is coming in the spring. Hooray!). Anyone cool that I should ask to get?
I am exhausted but deliciously excited and super happy. I'm really glad I chose this course of study, and I already know the financial sacrifices will be well worth it. Weee!