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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Downtown LA – Worth a Visit!

Posted on by Dafne Gokcen

The first time I ever visited LA – in March of 2010 – I was repeatedly told that downtown LA was not worth visiting. It’s sketchy, people said, and there’s nothing exciting there. So the only time I spent in downtown was arriving and departing from Union Station as part of my train and bus adventure down the West Coast.

Now that I live within walking distance of downtown, I can’t believe how wrong all those people were. Sure, downtown LA isn’t Manhattan, but it’s getting there. And experiencing it now, before it becomes the hot-spot it will inevitably become, is truly an exciting experience for an urban planning student.
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Spring Networking Night At Its Best

Posted on by Carly Debeikes

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have fully embarked on “The Ultimate Job Search” this semester and have dived head-first into a pool of opportunities. I attended one of these opportunities last week entitled “Spring Networking Night”. I … Continue reading

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Sol Price Naming Celebration

Posted on by Michael Van Gorder

On February 7th, the Sol Price School of Public Policy naming celebration took place. This event celebrated the renaming of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. On behalf of Sol Price, his son, Robert Price, endowed a generous gift of $50 million to the newly renamed Sol Price School of Public Policy. The event took place in the morning with a reception, a program, and then lunch. The program involved speeches by Dean Jack H. Knot, USC President C.L. Max Nikias, and Chairman and President of The Price Charitable Foundations Robert Price. Some members of the USC marching band performed at the event.


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Price Alumni Spotlight: Smita Satiani

Posted on by Breanne Tcheng

Read more to see what Smita Satiani, a 2010 Master of Public Policy graduate has to say about the program, how it has helped her in her current position, and her advice for prospective and current students.
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A Word of Support for Intensives

Posted on by Michele Clark

Ever since my academic career began here at USC, I’ve heard about the necessary evil of intensives.  Every time they were mentioned in class or in conversation they were met with a groan and a sigh.  Being the curious type, … Continue reading

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New Semester, New Opportunities!

Posted on by Joanna Chan

The first semester flew by just like that. For most, the first semester was a “transition” period. We made new friends, joined organizations, and of course signed up for the Professional Mentor Program! There was so much going on that … Continue reading

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An endless supply of student orgs!

Posted on by Dafne Gokcen

One thing that I remember well from orientation way back in August is the number of times we were told to get involved outside of the classroom. Looking around at my fellow international students, I got the feeling many of them were not accustomed to that sort thing. But my whole life I’ve had a problem with always doing too much extra-curricular, sometimes at the expense of my sanity!

Of course, I knew USC would be no different. The school is dripping in ways to get involved. There are always so many events going on around campus, it would be impossible to be involved in everything. So I’ve focused on a few key things that I love to do.
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The Ultimate Job Search

Posted on by Carly Debeikes

As a second semester senior in the undergraduate program at Price, my time has come to step out of my comfort zone of class and embark on the journey I like to call, “The Ultimate Job Search”. We’ll just shorten … Continue reading

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