Hello all!

It is now break time from school which means putting in those full time hours at work! :] Seriously tho, time to keep working hard! This quarter went great and I have passed another quarter with great grades! I am down to a final 11 classes left before graduation and it feels surreal. I remember walking into the engineering department for the first time taking Into to Civil Engineering and seeing seniors carrying those heavy AISC steel manuals thinking that would never be me, but here I am passing those classes and gearing up to graduate. It feels great to be so close but I feel there is still more to do. I currently have a great internship at B. Braun Medical in Irvine, CA working under a cal poly engineering graduate. I am learning so much and enjoy going to work all the time. :]]] This is my second environmentally geared internship and I love it! It just reaffirms that environmental engineering is truly what I have a passion for.

Enough of my self reflection, there is one thing bothering me at the moment…When are the FE Exam scores going to arrive?!?! The longer I wait the more I want to find out if I’m an EIT!! This is the first stepping stone on my way to my PE. I know they say the scores take a long time but this is ridiculous. If I do not pass I may not be able to reapply for the April exam because my scores could come up to the day of the registration for the April exam. I’ve been reading on forum boards like http://www.engineerboards.com and a lot of people have created different spread sheets with projected score dates and of course California is the very last state to report! The suspense is killing me! How long did it take for you to receive your scores if you took the FE/EIT Exam? Take my poll! :] All I can do is wait and stay positive and gear up for winter quarter! So this quarter I’m taking Engineering and Business Professionals, Structures Testing Lab, Groundwater Transportation, Hydrology and CIS100!  I am also looking into our study abroad program this summer for the Civil department as well. It would be a month in France and Spain aimed at civil engineering marvels. I want to really diversify myself and gain as much knowledge as I can before starting my senior project next Fall and before graduation.

Time to sleep. I have work in the AM. Until next time,

❤ Diane