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Alternative Winter Break- India – by Fiahna Cabana, MPA ‘17

Posted on by Derek Robinson

In between balancing two-part time jobs, getting involved in student organizations, and of course, football season—my first semester of grad school was more than I had bargained for. But nonetheless, the best decision I’ve made at this point in my career.

Prior coming into grad school I was concerned with not only how will I get involved at the Price School, but how can I also participate in the greater USC community. This led me to an opportunity through the Alternative Break (AB) program at the Center for Service Programs (under Campus Activities). This is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to engage in service learning and volunteerism in communities outside of the Los Angeles area…..

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Brasil! – by Avery Seretan, MPP ’16

Posted on by Sarah Esquivel

As a rising second year enrolled in the Price School of Public Policy, I was lucky enough to attend the Brazil International Lab this summer. I worked with eight other Price students during the spring semester to prepare for the lab, as we researched drought and water policies in various countries around the world, focusing on the California case specifically.

During the trip in Brazil, we met with important leaders at the State level in Rio de Janeiro and toured the city learning about water filtration and the need for industrial water reuse… Continue reading

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Growing up and Staying in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is my hometown and I am proud of all the ways it is growing and evolving. I’m constantly finding new places to explore and discover. One part of Los Angeles that has been particularly fun to watch evolve … Continue reading

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Finding a New Home in Los Angeles

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When I first moved to Los Angeles from Atlanta, I knew it was going to be a major transition, but also a great learning experience. As an urban planning student, I knew that living in Los Angeles would in itself … 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 Hosts Los Angeles Mayoral Debates

Posted on by Patrick Martinez

Yesterday at USC’s Louis B. Mayer Auditorium on our Health Sciences Campus in East L.A, NBC4 Southern California, Telemundo52, 89.3 KPCC-FM and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy joined together to co-host the second mayoral debate between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Gruel. Continue reading

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Making the most of your MPL degree

Posted on by Dafne Gokcen

There are lots of things an MPL student can do to make the most of their degree – get a valuable internship, attend free public lectures, work with professors, etc. But one of the most valuable and, I think, most under-appreciated things a student can do is to take classes from a broad range of topics within planning. 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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Participating in the Local Government Case Challenge

Posted on by mgrodsky

Over a month ago, GPAC and ICMA started sending out emails about the Local Government Case Challenge within the Price School. The case challenge is an opportunity for students from Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Planning to work together to solve a real world problem facing a local city. Each participant is randomly placed on a small team and each team has two and half days to analyze the material and come up with a solution to present to local city officials who then decide on the winning plan. Continue reading

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Price Students Outside of the classroom

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How many policy university students get to say that they have the option to participate in policy creation programs and active community research and to top it all off, get the feedback of Governor and Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not many that’s for sure. Continue reading

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