Tag Archives: Intensives
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….
Somehow it happened that I’m taking all but one of my courses in the intensive format this semester. Yay me…I think. That lone class is Local Economic Development: Theory and Finance, the others Intersectoral Leadership, Leadership Development and Public Financial … Continue reading
Ever since my academic career began here at USC, I’ve heard about the necessary evil of intensives. Every time they were mentioned in class or in conversation they were met with a groan and a sigh. Being the curious type, … Continue reading