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.

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June 18, 2014

"Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about." –Winston Churchill

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April 25, 2014

Hey guys! I’m back for another blog post, and this time I thought of doing something different. Finals are approaching, and you know what that means? Time to start studying. Actually, if you are one of those students who plans ahead of time, you probably have already started studying.

April 18, 2014

Today will mark my third year volunteering for Admitted Student Day at Occidental. As a veteran of the event, I’d like to share a few things that I hope will help you navigate this crazy, awesome, busy day–so without further ado, here are my top five tips for making the most of your ‘Experience Oxy!’ visit:

April 9, 2014

Hey y’all, I am Annie Marroquin, a sophomore Politics major and Urban & Environmental Policy minor. I am a part of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., an Overnight Coordinator for the Office of Admission, and next year’s Co-Director for More MOSTE.

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April 3, 2014

Just a little over a month left of this school year! Crazy how fast time has past, huh?

March 29, 2014

Becoming a sister of Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha (Alpha for short) was the greatest decision I ever made at Oxy. After nearly eight semesters here, I can say that definitively.

March 27, 2014

Before applying to study abroad in the Netherlands, I had zero familiarity with the Dutch language. I tried teaching myself some vital phrases before leaving, but when I found myself surrounded by the guttural g’s and other phonetics peculiar to Nederlands, I was in a bit of a culture shock.

March 17, 2014

Cover letter? Check. Personal statement? Check. Resume? Check. Recommendation letters? Check. Double check that you’ve checked everything? Check.*

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February 19, 2014

*Disclaimer: Friday, February 14 was an especially busy day for me!  It was also a very unusual day—I didn’t have class, but I had a plethora of campus activities I had to attend.  Most days are NOT like this, but today was the perfect storm of a day to showcase all of the activities happen on our campus!