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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…..
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
Alright, I’m going to get the bad news out of the way: I, Jesse Papia, alumna of the Price School of Public Policy, am unemployed as of September 4, 2012.
Phewf. Ok. That wasn’t so hard. Now for the better news.
I just – as in, on Friday, August 31st – finished an amazing fellowship experience with Education Pioneers in Los Angeles. As part of my fellowship, I worked with Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) and developed strategies for increasing member participation and advocacy. For ten weeks, I was able to meet other advocates and leaders in education reform, and learn from the other brilliant fellows in my cohort.
Of the many opportunities to become involved in organizations outside of the classroom, the Board Fellows Program is unique in its placement of graduate students on the boards of local and national non-profit organizations. Students work on a variety of projects for a non-profit board over the course of year at the direction of the organization’s board and/or executive director. The wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills gained in the process of participating in the program is valuable to all students, regardless of one’s academic or professional interest.
As part of this program, I have recently been selected to serve on the board of City Hall Fellows, a non-profit organization that provides fellowships to recent college graduates interested in working in local governmental agencies.