A good thing about being a senior graduating is that all of your family and friends think it’s a huge deal. I suppose it is…but it’s nice to have other people get excited on your behalf. My friend Sam from Westpoint Military Academy flew out here and we went to Disneyland with my parents, sister, Lea (another Caltech grad) and aunt, which was a lot of fun! Obviously only one of us has Disney spirit…
Then, I adopted a new puppy!! I can stay home with her all summer and train her and everything, so it’s the perfect time! Hopefully I can teach her to wave and bark and everything, it took her a couple of days to learn “sit” but I think she’s got it down. Her name is Mochi and she is 10 months old! Here she is:
I can still give tours until August, so I will keep working with Admissions on that…I highly recommend exploring the Admissions office, and if you want to, apply to be a tour guide! They are amazing people and are a lot of fun to be involved with, I know I’ll be back to visit very often. Next up for me: training the dog, seeing some friends because I have all day to do nothing until I start working in August, and cleaning up the apartment. As usual! But without the homework hanging over my head, I am going to read a lot of books I have wanted to read for a long time now. Caltech was great about getting student loans set up to be paid in the future, and getting us ready to leave the school. It’s sad, but we’re all moving on, and they do everything they can to make it a smooth transition out of there. On to the job market now! Toodles!
We’ve all heard that the stomach is the fastest way to someone’s heart^. I never fully understood this until I got to college. While Caltech Dining Services (CDS) does its best to diversify the lunch and dinner menus, sometimes nothing can quite fulfill the craving for your mom’s home cooking. Having grown up in between Venezuela and Texas, home cooking for me looks like arepas, tacos, and brisket (among other things). Thankfully, Caltech’s location, just outside vibrant LA, makes attempts to find close seconds (to my mom’s cooking) easy and exciting. Often, I don’t even have to venture more than a mile or two from campus to find reliable favorites. Here are just a few within walking distance:
On May 8, the Washington Nationals came to Los Angeles Angels for a lovely Mother’s Day Game. I, being a D.C. native and avid Nationals fan, of course had to attend– the Nationals play the Angels very rarely because they play in different leagues and on opposite coasts. My dad and I have a goal of going to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and we had to take advantage of our home team being in L.A., so my mom and dad both flew out for the weekend.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.