Today, I attended the volunteer luncheon at the Petersen events center for the Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony. I walked to the Pete with Brian, who is also a graduate admin. Once we arrived into the Pete, we took the escalator up to the second floor, and then got into the elevator to go up to the campus view club. They had lunch for us. I ate Chicken Florentine, a little mushroom ravioli with a salad. We sat a table with someone from the Grad Dean’s office. This was her first time volunteering. This was my second time volunteering and Brian’s 3rd. I helped out at couple events for Pitt, so it was cool to connect with the friends I have in the Office of Special Events. 🙂
After lunch, we had to report to our designated areas for training. Stacy, from Special Events, recognized me and gave me a hug. She thanked me for volunteering and was so happy to see my name on the list of volunteers. 🙂 Stacy explained our position and how we are to report to our stations at 4:15pm. The lunch or early dinner would be served at 3pm. I was in the same position as last year. I was working with the person from the Grad Dean’s office and was responsible for lining up the Arts and Sciences graduates. It is cool to be apart of.
After training, I went back to the office. I had my last Student Development Theory class tonight. My group was going to meet me in my office at 4pm to go over our presentation and make sure we were good to go to class tonight. I was ready to get the semester over with and go home.
After finalizing our presentation, we went up to class. I walked into the classroom and sat next to my friend Julia. I looked at the board. They were playing hangman. I laughed a little. You could tell everyone was so over the semester and ready for summer.
Our professor, Max walked in and saw the hangman and it said, “We Love Student Stories.” Max had this smile on his face and he was laughing. I snapped a quick picture of him in front of the board.
When it came time to present our student stories, my group went first. I wanted to be done. He liked our presentation and two people had questions for us including Max. He asked about our model and he said, we did a great job! I am so glad to be done.
After our presentation, 5 more groups presented and then he wished us a happy summer! I am excited to see my grade.
In the fall, I will see Max for Internship. I am looking forward to next semester, but I am excited to relax for the summer!