Category Archive for 'Civic Engagement through USC Dornsife'

Over spring break, I realized that I should force myself to sign up for more things I don’t want to do. I had finished several midterms for my classes and was just completely exhausted by the time Friday before spring break rolled around. I had signed up for an Alternative Spring Break trip to Orcas [...]

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In November of last year, Dr. Geller from the Pre-Health office gave me an information packet about a two-week trip to Managua, Nicaragua for a group service project offered trough the national government. As I read through the description, I had a feeling this adventure would be the trip of a lifetime, and I was [...]

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Howdy kids, I’m back with a hopefully exciting recap of this semester’s adventures! First off, academics. Pretty much all of my classes this semester had multiple midterms, so unfortunately, midterm “week” seemed more like a midterm season with no definitive end point. Needless to say, many late nights were spent studying away at Leavey Library [...]

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Hello world! It’s been a very busy weekend here on campus. Friday kicked off bright and early with Crescent Classic, my sorority’s fundraiser. We organize a  handball game to support Troy Camp, USC’s undergraduate-run philanthropy that uses tutoring, after-school programming, adventures in LA, and a week-long summer camp to inspire  local elementary school students to pursue [...]

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Ever since I joined the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles as an intern, I have always wanted to meet with the visitors that I usually write proposals for, or, after I have become a part-time project assistant, draft the itineraries for. Unfortunately, I was never able to find time for it in addition to [...]

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This semester, I have had the wonderful opportunity of being accepted into the organization known as Helenes. As an all women’s service organization and “the official hostesses of USC”, this club has one of the most competitive application processes I have ever been through. Out of 300 applicants, only 25 luckily ladies were selected — and I was [...]

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I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a part of many amazing organizations here at USC, but my favorite organization is easily Best Buddies. The Best Buddies chapter at USC is connected to Lanterman High School, a school a few blocks from campus, which is for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Those in Best [...]

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After hearing all about the Joint Educational Project (JEP) from my roommate Sophie, I figured that I had to give it a try this semester. JEP pairs USC students with schools, organizations, and non-profits in the surrounding neighborhood to facilitate service-learning through positions as teaching assistants, mentors, and interns. Students spend two hours onsite per [...]

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You know when you walk into the locker room to find a rack of fully stocked scrubs, it’s going to be a good day— and what a surprise, it was indeed a GREAT day. Not a particularly busy or interesting day but I really felt like a valuable part of the patient care team. I [...]

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Community Service. What does that mean to people? I have always felt that many people think of it as just a requirement for college or for a resume. There are very few people have I volunteered with who I think really appreciate or enjoy this type of work. My most recent great community service project [...]

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