Tasha Trojan

Documenting my two years at the University of Southern California, as I study to get my Masters in Public Administration.

I love that I’m making so many new friends in my last semester.

swaaaaan:

Especially people that I always wanted to know but never had the chance. I’m so excited that my senior project group is balanced, enthusiastic, level headed, and brilliant.

Here’s to making UNITE-LA proud! 

(Source: swanonfire)

Reflecting on Fall Semester 2012.

This semester was so tough. To the point that I’ve woken up in the middle of the night for the past few nights, worried that I forgot to read a journal article or write a paper. I still have one last class on Wednesday, but I have officially completed all my work for the semester, so I will just be giving reviews on my classmates’ presentations.

Standing on this side of the 16 weeks, I can definitely say that I am better at writing, studying, managing my time, being less of a perfectionist, and prioritizing. 

I have to be real, I cried a lot this semester. Once even in front of a professor, who was so kind and encouraged me. She really gave me the motivation I needed to end my semester as strong as I could. And she helped me see that I was capable but in a difficult situation. There came a point where I just went into survival mode. I had to put aside the fatigue and just get things done. 

45 hour work weeks, 12 units, 2 clubs .. Never again, haha. And yet, I think my GPA this semester will be mighty shiny. I’m proud.

And I’m tired.

Homecoming 2012: USC vs. ASU

Homecoming 2012: USC vs. ASU

GPAC Social Committee <3.

GPAC Social Committee <3.

Half of the GPAC board! 

Half of the GPAC board! 

GPAC Fall Reception 2012: The 20s are a roarin&#8217;. What a fantastic time.
Photos courtesy of the lovely Amy B.

GPAC Fall Reception 2012: The 20s are a roarin’. What a fantastic time.

Photos courtesy of the lovely Amy B.

I emailed my professor to ask if I could watch his lecture online, since I was too ill to sit through the entire 3 hours and 20 minutes. So cool that I can watch class form my bed :). 

I emailed my professor to ask if I could watch his lecture online, since I was too ill to sit through the entire 3 hours and 20 minutes. So cool that I can watch class form my bed :).