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BE HAPPY in your application process! – by Nashia Lalani, MPL ’16

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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

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Student Spotlight: Mario Enriquez, MPA ’16

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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

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What I Love About Los Angeles – by Taara Prasad, BS PPD ’17

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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!…
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Summer Internship in San Mateo – by Corey Chang, MPL ’15

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As an MPL who’s interested in economic development both as an academic study and real-world application, this past summer was an ideal situation to synthesize my coursework into an internship opportunity. This past summer I interned at the City of San Mateo’s Economic Development Department… Continue reading

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My experience with the Education Pioneers Fellowship

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Rebecca Velasco, MPP ’15 This summer I had the privilege of participating in the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship program in Los Angeles. EP is an organization focused on “transforming education into the best-led and managed sector in the U.S.” so … Continue reading

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Gaining valuable experience halfway around the world

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Patrick Martinez, MPL ’15 1. What is your current internship? This summer I had an opportunity to intern for the China academy of urban planning and design in Beijing China. “The China Academy of Urban Planning and Design is positioned … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Corinna Jiang, MPA 2015

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1. What is your current internship? I am currently working on the Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff Campaign. As one of the original members of the campaign team, I have been fortunate to play a key role in … Continue reading

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