Janice Seol OS Minor ’21
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Program: Minor in Occupational Science, Class of 2021
What brought you to USC?
I was drawn to USC because of all the amazing resources they have readily available for their students here, from the amazing faculty and academics to the beautiful campus and dynamic student life. Along with being a well-known university, USC is also a very well-rounded school that offers a variety of different studies and programs, all of which are well-known. I wanted to be able to attend such a college that offered a good experience overall.
Describe your favorite occupational science minor course.
My favorite occupational science minor course is OT 370, called Understanding Autism: Participation Across the Lifespan. Not only does this class have one of my most favorite professors, Dr. Linsey Smith, but the content of this class has taught me so much about autism that I did not know before and has made me become an advocate for neurodiversity. It has also influenced what I want to do as a career and now I plan to work with people who have autism in the future. Through this course, I also got the chance to get to meet some amazing people on the spectrum who I dearly cherish and still keep in contact with to this day.
What are some of the occupations you engage in?
Cooking is one of my favorite occupations. I love to make other people’s delicious, healthy recipes and lately I have been trying to get creative and make my own as well! Music is also another big occupation of mine. I play the cello, piano, and saxophone and I love listening to music and going to concerts in my free time! I’m even trying to learn how to make my own music right now.
If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?
Grass, fresh laundry, and my mom’s soybean paste soup
What are some small things that make your day better?
Hot showers, oat milk, a stranger’s smile, a snuggle from my dog!