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Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Lesson in Negotiating

Posted on by Richard Marshalian

I was in my PPD 500 intensive class with Professor Morgan when I got a first class lesson on negotiating. The class was a required meeting over the weekends for the whole day, and part of our hours were spent … Continue reading

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Here’s to a great year to come

Posted on by Sally Kikuchi

Having to go back to school while still jet-lagged was a harsh wake-up call to face the busy semester to come. I had been abroad for three months – skydiving over Australia’s capital city, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and hiking among wild kangaroos. It didn’t end there –
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Welcome to the Trojan Family!

Posted on by Kimberly Bailey

So I heard a lot about the “Trojan Family” and “the wonderful alumni network” during my application process to USC. I have to admit, even to the point of thinking it was ad nauseam. However, now I sit here an … Continue reading

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My first year as an MPA student

Posted on by Zhijun Gao

During my first year as an MPA student, relying on the strong educational resources of the program, I was able to learn the most systematic and comprehensive knowledge of political theory, in addition to other knowledge in fields such as … Continue reading

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The start of a new chapter…

Posted on by Dafne Gokcen

It’s been almost two months now since I packed up my most important belongings and moved to Los Angeles for grad school. I left the familiarity of friends, family and my hometown of Toronto to embark on a new adventure and so far it has been fantastic.
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The SPPD Professional Mentor Program

Posted on by Raghav Aggarwal

Today was the SPPD Professional Mentor Program training. The PMP is something that I was involved with last year and was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in again this year. The program essentially pairs students with a professional … Continue reading

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