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What Can You Do With An MPP? – by Rachel Huguet, MPP ’17

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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….

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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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Guardian Awards

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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

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USC Life

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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

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Featured Alum: Nathaniel Gale, MPA/MPL ’11

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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.

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Featured Alum: John Roberson III, MPP ’12

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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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Price Alumni Spotlight: Smita Satiani

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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.
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Price Alumni Spotlight: Joy Kwong

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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.
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