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The number of ways to become involved with USC was one of the main reasons why I chose to attend Price as an urban planning graduate student. Attending the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy admit day allowed me to learn about the different student organizations and communities that were open to incoming students. It was there that I learned about the student organization Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD), and I knew right away that I wanted to join as a member.
ASPD acts as one of the main urban planning graduate student associations at USC and puts on a number of events throughout the school year….
Despite what many of my friends from my time as an undergraduate at UCLA have dubbed “crossing over to the dark side,” attending USC for graduate school is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. In just one semester, I’ve met some of the kindest, most amazing people I could imagine, started an internship that has already proven to be incredibly valuable, and completely altered and inspired my perspective on urban planning. Any and all apprehension I once had regarding my decision to come to Price to complete my Master of Planning degree has been entirely replaced by pride in my school and optimism for what is to come……
Because Los Angeles is such a large city, it has the ability to offer endless opportunities and experiences for its residents and visitors alike. From its sunny beaches to its world-class museums and art galleries, there is always something new to see and do! I’ve since come to discover a few unique characteristics about LA that I love, which have made me realize that I never want to leave this city….
Depending on where you are in your life (current student, working professional, career change), applying to graduate school can be a daunting process: everything from preparing for the GRE, to catering your statement of purpose to your program of interest and obtaining strong letters of recommendation. There are many ways to approach the application process and convey that you are the good fit for the program.
Below are 10 effective tips for submitting a strong application to the USC Price School…
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I completed my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University (Class of 2014), a relatively small Jesuit university located 40 miles south of San Francisco. I was a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science and was heavily involved in both the Associated Student Government and Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity.
I broke my graduate school decision down into four basic areas: Academics, Campus Life, Surrounding Area, and Finances. While there are other topics that factored into the decision, these four include all of the major areas that were the most important to me… Continue reading
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As everyone around you is preparing to carve a delicious turkey, listening to holiday music, and dreaming of family story telling around a warm fireplace, some of you may be in a different world all together.
Applying to graduate school can be a stressful time and grueling process. But, here is some last minute advice for the application process to calm your nerves and ease you into clicking submit. Just remember, BE HAPPY: …. Continue reading
As an MPL who’s interested in economic development both as an academic study and real-world application, this past summer was an ideal situation to synthesize my coursework into an internship opportunity. This past summer I interned at the City of San Mateo’s Economic Development Department… Continue reading
Patrick Martinez, MPL ’15 1. What is your current internship? This summer I had an opportunity to intern for the China academy of urban planning and design in Beijing China. “The China Academy of Urban Planning and Design is positioned … Continue reading
1. What is your current internship? I am currently working on the Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff Campaign. As one of the original members of the campaign team, I have been fortunate to play a key role in … Continue reading
What could have been a normal summer for 2nd year Masters of Planning students Roger Pardo, David Weissglass, and myself, Patrick Martinez, has turned out to be the exact opposite. After traveling halfway around the world, I found myself in … Continue reading