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

Posted on by Derek Robinson

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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Surviving your first year at Price

Posted on by Hoang Vi Ho

Are you nervous to start your first year of graduate school? Don’t worry, I survived and so can you! Planning out your coursework can become somewhat tedious, but you should really take the time to organize your next few semesters. I … Continue reading

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Last semester at USC Sol Price!

Posted on by Anya Essiounina

I was lucky to attend the Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy leadership forum entitled Philanthropy: Imagination, Innovation, and Impact. An incredible panelist began his account with the phrase: “All stories have one of two plots: 1) someone goes on a journey or 2) a stranger comes to town.”

Those words remain with me as graduation approaches. I’m in my last semester at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Soon, we will be embarking on our new journeys. Or, soon, we may be the strangers that are moving to new towns, starting new jobs. Continue reading

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Featured Alum: John Roberson III, MPP ’12

Posted on by lquinto

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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Here it is, the last semester ever

Posted on by Dafne Gokcen

After almost an entire lifetime of being in school, I’ve finally reached the very last semester of school ever. (Well, I suppose I may go back to school at some point in the future. But for the foreseeable future, this is it. The end!) Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of the USC Price Experience

Posted on by mgrodsky

Both as a perspective student and during the new student orientation, everyone told us to take advantage of the USC experience. Having been in school for over two months, I have realized that everyone has interpreted this advice in his or her own way and at the same time, everyone is enjoying his or her experience! Continue reading

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Reflection: One Year Later

Posted on by Lisa Goldstein

In a matter of a summer, I transitioned from being a freshman to a senior MPP student. Although much of my fear of performing well in the program has dissipated with my success, I am anxious for the last semester to begin. Have I acquired the skills necessary to become a competitive job applicant? Continue reading

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The Best Job on Campus

Posted on by Carly Debeikes

For the past two and a half years, I have been working at the University Club on USC’s campus. It is a restaurant, conveniently right next to the Price School, mainly for the faculty of USC. Professors, Deans, Employees, special … Continue reading

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Price Alumni Spotlight: Smita Satiani

Posted on by Breanne Tcheng

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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Welcome to the Trojan Family!

Posted on by Kimberly Bailey

So I heard a lot about the “Trojan Family” and “the wonderful alumni network” during my application process to USC. I have to admit, even to the point of thinking it was ad nauseam. However, now I sit here an … Continue reading

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