University of Southern California: A collection of essays by students from the university
Posted On July 22, 2021
By Jessica RinaldiPublished July 04, 2018 08:17:16It’s a year after graduating from college and looking back on the experience, some students at the University of California, Santa Barbara are taking the time to share their reflections and thoughts on the school and its students.
In addition to the university’s academic life, there are some stories that have been passed on from the past that resonate with the students at USC.
In addition to sharing their own thoughts, students are sharing the perspectives of other alumni on their experiences at USC and the challenges faced by alumni in today’s society.
In one of the essays, a student recounts a recent conversation with an administrator, who told her she was in a difficult place.
It was during this time, the student said, that she first realized she was the daughter of immigrants.
“She had this incredibly complex relationship with me, and I remember it as something that really shook me to my core,” the student wrote.
“I asked her why, if I was such a good person, why wasn’t I able to feel the same warmth towards people who were different?”
“I felt like I was losing my soul,” she continued.
“I felt this overwhelming feeling of emptiness.”
While the student described her feelings about her father, she also felt that the university had not given her a positive role model.
“They had not done anything for me, so I could not have a positive relationship with myself, I had to take care of myself,” the USC student wrote in the essay.
“It’s important to understand that the vast majority of USC alumni, both inside and outside of the university, are working very hard to create a world where all people are treated equally,” said Linda Ewing, USC’s director of undergraduate and graduate studies.
“The university has a huge legacy of racial and gender equity and inclusion,” Ewing said.
“It’s great to see that many of those stories of people who are undocumented and students of color who are coming here from different parts of the country are making a difference and are contributing to this university.”
The USC graduate essay is the first collection of USC student essays that has been collected by the school.
It is being released online at USC Graduate Writing.
The collection is a collaboration between the university and USC Graduate Studies, a non-profit that promotes and supports student writing, and USC’s Graduate College.
The project is sponsored by the Office of the President, a department within the university.
“This collection is an important opportunity for the alumni to share what they have learned in their experiences and experiences of other people’s experiences,” said Ewing.
“We think that’s really important because, for many of us, the story of our lives has been a story of exclusion.”
“It was so easy for me to not connect with my own experiences and to not have any connection with others,” the unnamed student wrote about her feelings toward her father.
“You have this wonderful, wonderful person in you that you have been raised by and you think is this great, wonderful human being, but it doesn’t seem like you can connect with that person and your own experiences,” she added.
“As I grew up, it became easier and easier to not know who my father was,” she said.
“When I was a teenager I had an aunt and uncle and it felt like everything about them had been so perfect,” she told the publication.
“They were perfect people.
I had no idea.”
The collection also includes essays by current students who shared personal stories of their own struggles with mental illness.
The students include: a former USC student who has a condition called Schizophrenia, a former student who was bullied as a child and a former freshman who was told she had to graduate because of a medical condition, and a woman who struggled with depression.
The essay was written by a freshman who graduated in February.