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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…..
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….
Posted in Graduate, Master of Public Administration | Tagged adjusting, advice, career services, China, class, Classes, international lab, involvement, los angeles, Mentor Program, mentor/mentee program, networking, opportunity, professional development, professors, Sol Price, trojan family, USC Football
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…
Posted in Graduate, Master of Health Administration, Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Undergraduate | Tagged advice, applications, grad school, professional development, tips
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 I am about to finish my first semester at USC, I am thankful for what I have learned so far in the MPA program. My future goals and career aspirations are to lead a nonprofit organization that advocates for underserved communities, as well as run for elected office in Northern California.
Being at USC Price, I am first able to strengthen my knowledge of public administration in the classroom with two core classes: Public Administration; Society and Human Behavior in Public Organizations…. 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
Moving to Los Angeles, the City of Angels! Some daunting things can happen moving from one coast to another. Things you worry about include housing, roommates, transportation, furnishings, and more! I made the move from Florida to Los Angeles with … Continue reading
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development, Dual Degree, Master of Health Administration, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy | Tagged adjusting, advice, apartment, Community, decisions, los angeles, moving
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
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development, Dual Degree, Master of Health Administration, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Uncategorized | Tagged advice, Community, LA, los angeles, opportunity, Social Impact, Sol Price
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
Posted in Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development, Dual Degree, Master of Health Administration, Master of Planning, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy | Tagged adjusting, Moving to LA, networking, PELA, Planning and Development, Social Impact, Transition, trojan family
The daunting task of applying to graduate school takes time, patience, and organization. Creating a username and login password for that certain school is the first step. Application deadlines are fast approaching for Fall 2014 admission and here are some … Continue reading