Student Voices is a blog run by the Office of Admission, where current students write about various experiences including academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Hear what our students have to say.

Nina Srdić Hadži-Nešić helps a student in the career center.
Career Peer Adviser: Nina Srdić Hadži-Nešić

Nina is a sophomore Diplomacy & World Affairs and Theater double major who is passionate about international relations and activism through performance. She also works at the Hameetman Career Center as a Career Peer Adviser.

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Two Oxy students on the rugby team pose together
Don’t Knock It Til You Try It: Womxn’s Rugby

If you asked me last August what I’d be doing over spring break, I would’ve probably said something typical and vague, along the lines of going home and hanging out with old friends. I would have never predicted how I’d actually spend my spring break—in Dublin, Ireland with the womxn’s rugby team.

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Oxy students performing in Dance Production
Dance Production

We never pass up the opportunity to talk about dance organizations on Oxy’s campus, especially Dance Production.

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CPA Advisers two students
“So, what are you doing with your life?”

As college students and young adults, we are constantly told that we need to be thinking about our futures. Within the college atmosphere, there is immense pressure to succeed.

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Campaign Semester in Texas

While trying to figure out where to study abroad during the spring of my sophomore year, Oxy’s unique Campaign Semester program floated into my awareness as a possible option.

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From Spain to Cuba: Traveling Abroad through Oxy

Being a senior American studies and Spanish double major, I am constantly intrigued by the relationships between the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries.

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Oxy Volleyball and life as a student-athlete

Since I was 10 years old, volleyball has been a huge part of my life and now, as a senior in college, I have just finished my last season of volleyball ever. It is the end of an era.

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Empowerment of girls in STEM

Every kid should know that they’re brilliant from get-go, yet this narrative is increasingly lacking in spaces for girls in STEM, or even for young girls who may later develop an interest in STEM, but are not encouraged to do so, deeming themselves "not smart enough."

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Interning at Planned Parenthood during the Trump presidency

During my first couple of years at Oxy, the Planned Parenthood Club was simply a space to spend time with my friends and stay up to date on issues regarding reproductive justice. Only towards the end of my junior year did my sporadic attendance to these meetings become regular and meaningful; I realized that tuning in to the country’s treatment of women was the most important thing I could be...

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The cliché and so much more

How do you describe a semester abroad?

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