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One semester into my Master of Public Policy at USC and I’ve become accustomed to the question: “But what are you going to do with an MPP?” The confusion is understandable – unlike someone studying engineering or physical therapy, I’m not going to be a public policy.
Personally, I chose MPP because I am interested in using the quantitative skills gained through my courses in statistics and economics to evaluate new, innovative solutions to social problems. I’ll most likely find myself working at a nonprofit or foundation, helping them strategically invest their limited resources. I plan to get a certificate from the highly ranked Marshall School of Business, at no extra cost to me, to further round out my resume….
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
I was lucky enough to attend the Price Guardian Awards Gala on September 26th. What an affair! Held at the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel, guests were treated to a multi-course meal, musical performances, amazing networking, and the celebration of alumni. … Continue reading
In January 2012, when I was preparing to apply for graduate school, I asked my professor for a letter of recommendation to his Alma Mater, USC. His response wasn’t a straightforward yes but rather a statement. This degree will enable you to do virtually anything in healthcare as long as you work hard and make it your life. Are you willing to do that? Continue reading
On July 1st, 2005 Antonio R. Villaraigosa was sworn into office as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles with a rallying cry for all Angelenos: “Dream with me.” He challenged citizens to think big about how Los Angeles can become a world leader by changing the way we envision the future of our City.
A centerpiece of the Mayor’s vision has been re-imagining transportation, mobility, and livability throughout Los Angeles. As an Urban Planner, former New Yorker, and car-free Angeleno, I am proud to play a part in this transformation.
Upon enrolling at the Price school in fall 2009, I knew that Los Angeles was a city with massive potential, and a city on the move.
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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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.
The Price Student Experience Blog is starting a new series of posts spotlighting our beloved alumni! Read more to see what Joy Kwong, a 2011 Master of Planning graduate has to say about the program, how it has helped her in her current position, and her advice for prospective and current students.