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Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Trojan Family In Action

Posted on by Bryan Banisaba

The USC Price MHA experience can be overwhelming to a first year student because of the many opportunities and events available. This is, however, a good thing. The Price Career Office and Student Health Council work tirelessly to provide Price students many opportunities to network and acquire valuable career related knowledge. Take advantage of these! In October, the chance to be assigned a second year student as a mentor presented itself. I seized this opportunity, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Continue reading

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Featured Alum: John Roberson III, MPP ’12

Posted on by lquinto

Excelsior is a Latin word that means “ever upward.” Since my completion of the Master of Public Policy program at the Price School, this term has become a recurring and almost central theme in my life. From the valuable relationships and bonds forged, to the rich externship and internship experiences; Price continues to elevate my thinking and challenges me personally to create innovative solutions to complex societal issues. Continue reading

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Participating in the Local Government Case Challenge

Posted on by mgrodsky

Over a month ago, GPAC and ICMA started sending out emails about the Local Government Case Challenge within the Price School. The case challenge is an opportunity for students from Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Planning to work together to solve a real world problem facing a local city. Each participant is randomly placed on a small team and each team has two and half days to analyze the material and come up with a solution to present to local city officials who then decide on the winning plan. Continue reading

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Price Students Outside of the classroom

Posted on by Kc

How many policy university students get to say that they have the option to participate in policy creation programs and active community research and to top it all off, get the feedback of Governor and Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not many that’s for sure. Continue reading

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Life as a PPD ambassador

Posted on by eboone

There is never a dull moment in the USC Price School of Public Policy! In the last week alone there have been multiple functions available for USC Price students to partake in. Whether it is learning about some area in Los Angeles impacted by policy or being offered opportunities to network with others for potential future jobs an internships, there is no doubt that Price provides! Continue reading

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GPAC Takes on VEGAS!

Posted on by Anya Essiounina

The Price School has an incredible student organization called GPAC: The Graduate Policy Administration Community (http://gpacusc.org/). GPAC works together with the Price School to put on amazing events, such as nonprofit and local government case challenges, professionalism workshops, and networking happy hours. GPAC also plans the annual trip to Las Vegas. GPAC’s Social Committee rents buses, gets us rooms, and maps out entertainment. They did a grrrrreat job! Continue reading

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Intensive Classes

Posted on by kjgroves

I walked into Professor Bill Kelly’s class the first Saturday dreading what I thought would feel like a really long day. That wasn’t the case at all. There were a range of different engaging teaching methods that were used to keep the class interested in the class material. Continue reading

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Education in the Real World: Internships!

Posted on by Taylor Wolfson

Last week I began one of the most educational and exciting experiences I will have while a student at USC: an internship as an education policy intern at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office. Because I am extremely interested in both education reform and possibly working in government one day, this is as good as it gets. Continue reading

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Sol Price and Marshall Students Visit Spain

Posted on by Patrick Martinez

I was very fortunate to be apart of an amazing group of USC real estate entrepreneurs to travel half way around the world. Stopping in Barcelona, Bilbao, Biarritz, and San Sebastian we got a feel for the current economic status and dynamics of the European Union. Continue reading

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