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.

Exploring Diplomacy & World Affairs through Web Development: My Journey at Occidental College

Jonathan’s senior comprehensive website project showcases his interdisciplinary interests in website development and international relations, and the culmination of his studies and experiences at Occidental College.

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Project Safe: Building a Culture of Consent at Occidental

Students and staff alike continue to establish an environment of care and accountability at Oxy, through trainings including what healthy relationships look and feel like, how to create boundaries and navigating interpersonal and sexual violence. 

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Zelie Goldberg
Shooting for the Stars Through Undergrad Research

As a sophomore double majoring in Physics and Media Arts & Culture (MAC), Zelie Goldberg Little knew she wanted to do research, but was surprised to find an opportunity was just an email away.

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Embracing the Busy: The Life of a Student Athlete

For some, juggling varsity athletics, a job in admissions, a rigorous courseload and more might feel like too much. For Audrey Krishnadasan '25, it's just another day at Occidental. 

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Studying Abroad at Occidental

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. 

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Darius Amir
Occidental's InternLA Program

Learn more about InternLA—Occidental'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 Occidental's Career Center, to the interview process, to the work itself right here in LA.  

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Why I Chose Occidental

Every path to Occidental 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 students on our Ask a Student webpage. Io Triumphe! 

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Reopening The Green Bean

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!

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Pre-Health in the time of COVID: An Unexpected Gap Year

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

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Internship Opportunities at Occidental

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.

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