I know I know, but let me explain
The design project
Other than school, my involvement with an activist group on campus kept me super busy for the first 3 quarters of the term. Through my activity with the group I met Ali Abunema, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, organized and ran a very successful Palestinian culture night, raising over 3000 dollars for infrastructure building in Khan Younis, and had a sit down with the great Israeli historian Illan Pappe. Our work was featured in several newspapers, and may reach Arabic media soon. It was certainly a fulfilling experience, with a great group of dedicated people and great friends.
Between all of that I was searching for a full time job. I had a bunch of interviews and finally found a job that seems very challenging in a great company. I’m not going to go further into it, as I’m going to be writing more about my job in the future once I start work.
Lastly, and most interesting is my plan for immediately after graduation. Fully knowing that once I start a fulltime job I’m going to be stuck with a 2-3 week vacations for a good portion of my life, I decided to do what a lot of people do nowadays after graduation… backpack through Europe. The tickets are booked the route is being finalized, and details are being discussed now that finals are almost done. More on the Euro trip later. Of course no after graduation trip is complete without a trip home to the beloved Syria. I should be in Syria for the month of July, Syrian bloggers take note.