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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…..
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
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
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
Posted in Master of Public Policy | Tagged advice, alumni, class, Community, decisions, internship, involvement, jobs, LA, life skills, networking, opportunity, problem solving, professional development, Social Impact, Social Responsibility, Sol Price, trojan family
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
Posted in Master of Public Administration, Uncategorized | Tagged Community, decisions, life skills, networking, opportunity, Planning and Development, problem solving, professional development, Social Impact, Social Responsibility, trojan family
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
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development, Uncategorized | Tagged advice, civic engagement, class, Community, involvement, life skills, networking, Postpartisan Leadership, professional development, Social Impact, Social Media, Social Responsibility, Sol Price
Last week I began one of the most educational and exciting experiences I will have while a student at USC: an internship as an education policy intern at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office. Because I am extremely interested in both education reform and possibly working in government one day, this is as good as it gets. Continue reading
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development | Tagged career services, decisions, internship, life skills, networking, opportunity, professional development, Social Responsibility, trojan family
I was very fortunate to be apart of an amazing group of USC real estate entrepreneurs to travel half way around the world. Stopping in Barcelona, Bilbao, Biarritz, and San Sebastian we got a feel for the current economic status and dynamics of the European Union. Continue reading
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development, Master of Planning | Tagged Barcelona, Community, involvement, networking, opportunity, problem solving, professional development, Social Impact, Social Responsibility, support system, trojan family
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
On February 7th, the Sol Price School of Public Policy naming celebration took place. This event celebrated the renaming of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. On behalf of Sol Price, his son, Robert Price, endowed a generous gift of $50 million to the newly renamed Sol Price School of Public Policy. The event took place in the morning with a reception, a program, and then lunch. The program involved speeches by Dean Jack H. Knot, USC President C.L. Max Nikias, and Chairman and President of The Price Charitable Foundations Robert Price. Some members of the USC marching band performed at the event.