Category Archive for 'Academic Life in USC Dornsife'

Spring 2013 was a busy semester for me, but it didn’t start out that way. I was taking only 12 units of class because I had family issues to take care of. Once those were done and my life got settled down a bit, I started looking for opportunities and fun things to do. I [...]

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Last semester, I developed an obsession. I would check a certain website almost every single day and excitedly inform my roommate of any new postings or changes. I know what you must be thinking—probably some sort of fashion magazine, maybe a beauty tips site, or even an astrology site (which I am proud to admit [...]

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I’ve always wanted to travel. I grew up watching those Mary-Kate and Ashley movies that took place all over the world in cities like London, Paris, and Sydney.  Going into college, I knew that I was interested in studying abroad; I just wasn’t sure when I’d be going.  After researching a bunch of different options [...]

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Last summer, I embarked on my first true scientific journey—cancer research at the Center of Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) at USC’s Health Sciences Campus. Eager to learn what research was all about, I began with basic safety training, BSA assays, and a group of dedicated people, all eager to pass on their knowledge and help [...]

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This semester, I was ecstatic to be accepted to the Bet class (second “pledge class”) of USC’s recently established branch of Tamid Israel Investing & Consulting Group. As an Israeli citizen, I’m always looking for ways to contribute and make a connection to Israel while on campus. This diverse fledgling student organization is comprised of [...]

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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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Every time I would attend some sort of informational session about USC during my senior year of high school, the speakers would talk about SOAR and SURF. I had heard and understood that research was supposed to be a big part of the college experience, and USC would apparently give me a grant in order [...]

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For some, January 1st marked the beginning of the New Year, but for millions of others, the New Year did not begin until February 10th. This year, the Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 10th, and for the first time ever, I celebrated it. I mean, I’m a first generation American, and I don’t [...]

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