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What Can You Do With An MPP? – by Rachel Huguet, MPP ’17

Posted on by Derek Robinson

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….

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The MPA Capstone

Posted on by Zi Wang

How time flies! It’s still a little hard for me to realize that I have been a Trojan for nearly a year and a half! This semester I am taking the Professional Practice of Public Administration (PPD 546) instructed by Professor Donald … Continue reading

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Here’s to a great year to come

Posted on by Sally Kikuchi

Having to go back to school while still jet-lagged was a harsh wake-up call to face the busy semester to come. I had been abroad for three months – skydiving over Australia’s capital city, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and hiking among wild kangaroos. It didn’t end there –
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