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.

July 17, 2018

When I was beginning my education at Oxy, I was extremely interested in studying abroad.

July 5, 2018

As part of my journey to explore my passion for the healthcare field, I traveled to Gaborone, Botswana for the CIEE Summer Community Public Health program.

July 2, 2018

A week ago I endured a 28-hour journey from California to Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in a cross cultural internship with the South African Red Cross Society.

June 28, 2018

"The Transformation of Urban and Rural China" was the class that stood out among the many emails I received from Oxy trying to keep students updated over winter break.

June 26, 2018

While the rest of my class was coming to terms with what it meant to enter the "real world" and assume post-graduate status, I had the perfect distraction in place.

June 21, 2018

Post-grad, what a scary time to think of!

June 15, 2018

Nervousness, excitement, exhaustion, wonder. I have been feeling a whirlwind of emotions since graduation.

May 8, 2018

Football has been played at Occidental since 1894, and my teammates and I are ecstatic to take the field late next August to start the 124th season of Tiger football after what was a tumultuous previous campaign and a winter break sewn with uncertainty.

April 18, 2018

At the end of my senior year of high school, I was really set on engineering, but unfortunately I didn’t get into the school I wanted.

March 20, 2018

My college goal was always focused and centered around the liberal arts but big into resources and opportunities.