Being a first year undergrad student is the most overwhelming, yet exciting time of your life. Campus is always buzzing with fun events, whether it is a career fair, a football game, or anything else. During my freshman year, adjusting to such a lively campus was challenging, but also an unforgettable experience. Three important pieces of advice I learned along the way really helped me have an incredible first year at USC:
1. Try new things!….. Continue reading
Depending on where you are in your life (current student, working professional, career change), applying to graduate school can be a daunting process: everything from preparing for the GRE, to catering your statement of purpose to your program of interest and obtaining strong letters of recommendation. There are many ways to approach the application process and convey that you are the good fit for the program.
Below are 10 effective tips for submitting a strong application to the USC Price School…
Posted in Graduate, Master of Health Administration, Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Undergraduate | Tagged advice, applications, grad school, professional development, tips
Born and raised in the vibrant and dynamic city of Los Angeles, I found myself constantly eyeing the notion of attending USC for my undergraduate education. USC was always THAT school to me; it had the glamour, the allure and that special mystique. It had the storied powerhouse football team, along with the exemplary one of a kind academic programs and the sought-after private education that caters to each and every students needs.
At the young age of eight in January of 2006, I was in attendance at the USC vs. Texas national championship game where Vince Young crushed every Trojan’s heart across the nation after the sideline scramble which lead to a rushing touchdown that ended up deciding the game. That experience only motivated me more so to become a USC Trojan and represent the university in the absolute finest manner… Continue reading
As a rising second year enrolled in the Price School of Public Policy, I was lucky enough to attend the Brazil International Lab this summer. I worked with eight other Price students during the spring semester to prepare for the lab, as we researched drought and water policies in various countries around the world, focusing on the California case specifically.
During the trip in Brazil, we met with important leaders at the State level in Rio de Janeiro and toured the city learning about water filtration and the need for industrial water reuse… Continue reading
I have an eternal love affair with my beautiful city of Los Angeles and the various gems it bestows upon me. Amongst the most beautiful of these gems is the Univeristy of Southern California and one of its schools that I call home – The Sol Price School of Public Policy (affectionately referred to as Price). I can’t say enough about why I love Price… Continue reading
My decision to choose USC Price turned out to be much simpler than I had imagined. As a recent undergraduate at UC San Diego who had a desire to pursue a postgraduate degree in healthcare management, I wanted to stay in Southern California to build a stronger local network and I wanted to attend a school that offered ample professional development opportunities. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but looking back at the decision a year later I believe I made the right choice to pursue an MHA.
Professional development here at USC is fantastic; you will have a plethora of opportunities to meet prominent professionals through networking events and such… Continue reading
I completed my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University (Class of 2014), a relatively small Jesuit university located 40 miles south of San Francisco. I was a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science and was heavily involved in both the Associated Student Government and Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity.
I broke my graduate school decision down into four basic areas: Academics, Campus Life, Surrounding Area, and Finances. While there are other topics that factored into the decision, these four include all of the major areas that were the most important to me… Continue reading
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As everyone around you is preparing to carve a delicious turkey, listening to holiday music, and dreaming of family story telling around a warm fireplace, some of you may be in a different world all together.
Applying to graduate school can be a stressful time and grueling process. But, here is some last minute advice for the application process to calm your nerves and ease you into clicking submit. Just remember, BE HAPPY: …. Continue reading
As I am about to finish my first semester at USC, I am thankful for what I have learned so far in the MPA program. My future goals and career aspirations are to lead a nonprofit organization that advocates for underserved communities, as well as run for elected office in Northern California.
Being at USC Price, I am first able to strengthen my knowledge of public administration in the classroom with two core classes: Public Administration; Society and Human Behavior in Public Organizations…. Continue reading
I grew up mostly in Northern California, so I didn’t think moving to Southern California for school would be much of a culture shock. But, much to my surprise, I was in for a change. The weather is much warmer here. The industry plays an enormous role in this city. And Los Angeles is much more spread out than San Francisco.
My first semester freshman year, I was hesitant as any college freshman would be. Being a fan of cooler weather, not having much interaction with the theater program, and not having a car, I was definitely nervous before coming to school. But from the point I stepped onto campus during move-in day, and until now, my sophomore year, I have found that Los Angeles has so many opportunities here that make it the perfect place to go to school!…