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Price Undergrads Explore DTLA – By Todd Nguyen PPD 14′

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The “Trojan Family”, “Lifelong and Worldwide, and “Fight On!” are just some of the staple phrases any USC Trojan may have heard. With these phrases in mind, I experienced them all when I participated as a featured panelist for the incoming Price undergraduate DTLA Walking Tour.

I recounted my story to the students by sharing my background as a 2014 Bachelor of Science Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD) and Architecture minor graduate. I was candid to say that I didn’t enter USC’s PPD program right away but began as an aspiring architect. I challenged the students to reflect on why they’re in school and if this were the right program….

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3 Takeaways From My First Year of Grad School – by Fiahna Cabana MPA ’17

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As the school year is rounding the corner, I want to share my top three takeaways from my first year of grad school. These are applicable to both first-years and second-years, MPAs, MPPs, MNLMs (heck, maybe even undergrads). These takeaways are:

Don’t underestimate the Trojan Network

When you come to Admit Day or Orientation (or not), the administration and student ambassadors stress that the most valuable part of your graduate experience at USC Price is the Trojan Network—and they’re not lying….

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My Decision to Attend USC and Price School – by Alvin Neo, BS RED ’19

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Now is the time of year that college decisions are being released and prospective high school seniors are contemplating and debating their choices. Choosing the right college will be a huge struggle in the coming weeks as the May 1st deadline slowly creeps up and up. I would like to just give a perspective on my decision on why I chose USC and the Price School as I applied and debated my decisions.

I was ecstatic when I received my USC acceptance letter electronically. Though USC will send out a paper copy to your mailing address, at the time, I was in transit in Hong Kong on my way to Malaysia. I screamed and cheered in the bustling airport, repeatedly telling my parents that I have been accepted to USC. At the time, I never really figured out why I was so ecstatic. Sure, I supported USC football for the past 10 years but that was it in terms of my involvement and support for USC. It seemed like I had an innate desire, appreciation for USC and after 2 months here at USC, I have already been calling USC “home.” Now, I will be sidetracking if I started talking about all the excitement and opportunities that I have had at USC and instead will leave that story for a post later this week…..

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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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Summer Internships in LA

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I never imagined that I would spend the summer after my first year in college in Los Angeles. Yet, here I found myself this past summer, with not one but two internships lined up in LA for the summer. I … 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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Price Undergraduate Student Experience in the Detroit Lab

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Our Undergraduate Policy, Planning and Development studio class had the opportunity to gain a first hand experience of a postindustrial city by visiting Detroit, Michigan. The main purpose of coming to Detroit was to meet with Detroit Future City (DFC), … Continue reading

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Masters of Planning Students Consulting in Beijing for the Summer

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What could have been a normal summer for 2nd year Masters of Planning students Roger Pardo, David Weissglass, and myself, Patrick Martinez, has turned out to be the exact opposite. After traveling halfway around the world, I found myself in … Continue reading

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Taking a Big Leap from New York to Los Angeles

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I moved back to Los Angeles for graduate school after four years in New York City, and there were a few things that were a big adjustment for me. Driving everywhere was a big change after having a lifestyle built … Continue reading

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Growing up and Staying in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is my hometown and I am proud of all the ways it is growing and evolving. I’m constantly finding new places to explore and discover. One part of Los Angeles that has been particularly fun to watch evolve … Continue reading

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