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One semester into my Master of Public Policy at USC and I’ve become accustomed to the question: “But what are you going to do with an MPP?” The confusion is understandable – unlike someone studying engineering or physical therapy, I’m not going to be a public policy.
Personally, I chose MPP because I am interested in using the quantitative skills gained through my courses in statistics and economics to evaluate new, innovative solutions to social problems. I’ll most likely find myself working at a nonprofit or foundation, helping them strategically invest their limited resources. I plan to get a certificate from the highly ranked Marshall School of Business, at no extra cost to me, to further round out my resume….
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 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
I have an eternal love affair with my beautiful city of Los Angeles and the various gems it bestows upon me. Amongst the most beautiful of these gems is the Univeristy of Southern California and one of its schools that I call home – The Sol Price School of Public Policy (affectionately referred to as Price). I can’t say enough about why I love Price… Continue reading
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
Rebecca Velasco, MPP ’15 This summer I had the privilege of participating in the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship program in Los Angeles. EP is an organization focused on “transforming education into the best-led and managed sector in the U.S.” so … 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