Student Voices

Student Voices is a blog run by the Admission Office in which current students write about their experiences with academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Considering Oxy? Hear what our students have to say.

October 13, 2022

In the spring of her junior year, Lena Sullivan '23 spent a life-altering semester abroad in Ecuador where she gained a wider perspective of the world and studied Indigenous environmentalism up close. 

Darius Amir
September 20, 2022

Learn more about InternLA—Oxy's annual paid internship program—and the Hameetman Career Center! Read on to hear Oxy student Darius Amir ('23) recount his experience first-hand with InternLA; from the support at Oxy's Career Center, to the interview process, to the work itself right here in LA.  

homecoming parade photo
March 24, 2022

Every path to Oxy is unique. We’re excited to spotlight a few of our students as they reflect on their journeys in choosing Oxy! And remember, you can always connect with current Oxy students on our Ask a Student webpage. Io Triumphe! 

photo of students in the green bean
February 24, 2022

This spring semester, The Green Bean, Oxy’s student-run coffee shop, returned to our campus bringing joy and incredible lattes with it. Hear from Green Bean manager Johnna Munsen ’22 about why she loves it and what incoming and current students can look forward to!

james vaccinating a student
November 30, 2021

Hear how James Henderson ’22 spent this past year battling the pandemic on the front-lines on and off campus. 

City Hall Fountain
November 17, 2021

Wondering how you can put your networking skills to the test? Curious about internship opportunities at Oxy? Kerr Gebreselassie ‘22 and Maahir Uttman ‘23 detail their own internship experience with Occidental’s John Parke Young Initiative and InternLA programs.

Four women playing soccer on turf field during daylight
October 29, 2021

It can be stressful trying to balance everything as a member of the Oxy’s women’s soccer team and a Biology major, but with a lot of planning and support Kia Mackey ’22 has made them integral parts of her Oxy experience.

Large wooden orange sign reading "FOR GOOD" rests in front of a library circulation desk.
October 13, 2021

One of the most popular jobs for students is Oxy’s student calling program, Telefund, which supports the Oxy Fund. Alexis Chang ’25 shared about her experience working for Telefund, also known as the best-paying job on campus.

Micah Wilson '22 seated on bench outside of large academic building.
September 29, 2021

Ruby Ferehawk ’21 sat down with fellow transfer student Micah Wilson ’22 to discuss his experience transferring to Oxy as a sophomore in Spring 2020.

Two happy Oxy roommates
February 19, 2020

The moment I found out I got into Oxy Early Decision I, I felt so much joy and relief. I had put so much hard work into getting my Oxy application together with the essays and preparing for the ACT. After this big accomplishment, the next step in the process was to find a roommate.