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My Graduate Student Life at Price – by Kuaikuai Wei, MPA ’16

Posted on by Derek Robinson

When I first came to US last year, everything was new and fresh to me. I was very nervous about my life at USC. Could I get along well with my new friends? Could I adapt quickly to American higher education? One of my American friends told me, “just be brave and take opportunities. You’ll be fine.” Throughout my first year in USC I kept thinking positively and tried new things to learn about myself and explore US. I value my experience here and want to share it with prospective graduate students….

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Tips for New Undergrads – by Yana Tonezer, BS PPD ’18

Posted on by Derek Robinson

Being a first year undergrad student is the most overwhelming, yet exciting time of your life. Campus is always buzzing with fun events, whether it is a career fair, a football game, or anything else. During my freshman year, adjusting to such a lively campus was challenging, but also an unforgettable experience. Three important pieces of advice I learned along the way really helped me have an incredible first year at USC:

1. Try new things!….. Continue reading

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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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Top 3 Reasons I Heart USC Price

Posted on by Courtney Oustad

Its been about three months since I moved to LA and started my life as a Price MPL student. There are probably 117 reasons why I love the school, program and life in LA, but who has time to read 117 reasons? SO, I will resist my urge give you an exhaustive list and give you my top 3 reasons for why I heart USC Price. Continue reading

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This Time Next Year….

Posted on by Buffany N. Hunter

It’s funny, around this time last year I was putting the finishing touches on my SPPD application, harassing my letter writers and taking the GRE. A friend and I prepared for grad school together and when one of us would just feel overwhelmed the other would reply “don’t worry this time next year we will be worried about papers, presentations and midterms.” Oh, how life can change within a year! Now, that I’m a full time student and work full time, it’s not any less crazy, but I’m enjoying every minute of it.
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My First Impressions

Posted on by Michael Van Gorder

As a new student in the Master of Health Administration program in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at USC, I have learned a lot in the past semester. With the semester almost coming to a close, I thought … Continue reading

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