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Category Archive for 'Civic Engagement through USC Dornsife'

On March 7, I had the opportunity to participate in USC Spirits in Action! Spirits in Action is an annual event that takes place on McCarthy Quad. Children of all ages with special needs and their families come to USC to participate in fun activities. This includes anything from making arts and crafts, to shooting soccer [...]

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I have been interning at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood (about 2o minutes away from capus) for the past 3 months. We have rounds and switch departments every 3 months, so tomorrow, I will be  starting my first shift at my new department in Pre-Admission, which takes care of the logistics and preparations for [...]

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When I pulled up to the light green residential home in Culver City, I thought I was lost. This couldn’t be the interview location, could it? As I parked my mocha brown Ford Explorer, I reopened the email detailing instructions for my interview at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. I reread [...]

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With finals conquered and my extracurriculars on hold until the spring, the most challenging yet rewarding semester I’ve experienced thus far is over. Little did I know back in August that over the course of the semester I would be exposed to some amazing people and enjoy some amazing experiences, making new friends and growing [...]

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This semester, I am working as a Program Assistant for a Political Science course, called Applied Politics, with James, a fellow Dornsife Ambassador. We help Professor Crigler, who teaches the course, with the logistic aspects of the class — sending class emails, updating the course’s webpage, and more. What is even more exciting is that [...]

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I walk into the maze of offices. Men in pressed suits and women with neat hairstyles pass by. Most of the decor is grey scale with occasionally a pop of color. The artificial lighting is a bit daunting, and I wonder how it is that I got here. This is quite the change from working [...]

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This past spring semester was very busy, but also really rewarding and fun! For the Thematic Option program I’m in, I took a really interesting class called Aural Culture. It involved studying sound from a physics perspective (sound waves and acoustics) as well as music’s cultural implications. For my final, I interviewed a researcher at [...]

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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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