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December 7, 2022

Q&A with EMUP Alum, Lance Gilliam

Lance Gilliam is a founding partner at Houston firm Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors and is chair of the Coalition for the Homeless Houston board. He graduated from the USC Price Master of Urban Planning program online in 2021. Gilliam discusses how the EMUP degree provided a collaborative environment and helped him enrich his career….

December 1, 2022

MPA Q&A: Alum Erica Robles shares her capstone experience

Erica Robles works for Tyto Athene, a federal contractor, and supports the United States Space Force in the special programs area. In 2018, she graduated from the USC Price Master of Public Administration program online as a double Trojan! Erica discusses the value of the Trojan family and the impact a USC MPA degree online has had on her career.

November 4, 2022

Q&A with EMUP Alum, Colin Montoute

Architect Colin Montoute works for the New York firm W X Y + architecture + urban design. He graduated from the USC Price Executive Master of Urban Planning program online in 2021. Montoute discusses how the EMUP degree provided a collaborative environment, helping him to learn the necessary skills to help boost his career to…

September 26, 2022

MPA Q&A: Alum Liz Oh explains how organizational leadership skills helped her grow in her role

Liz Oh graduated from the USC Price Master of Public Administration program online in 2021. In this Q&A, Oh explains why she was motivated to pursue her MPA online and how she was able to quickly apply the skills and knowledge from the program to her career.

September 2, 2022

Deconstructing Burnout at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Generation in Local Government

In their paper “Deconstructing Burnout at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Generation in Local Government,” three Price researchers measure and model vulnerabilities to emotional exhaustion and loss of accomplishment.

September 1, 2022

Q&A with EMUP Alum, Stefen Chraghchian

Stefen Chraghchian works for Marcus & Millichap as associate director of capital markets doing loan originations. He graduated from the USC Price Executive Master of Urban Planning program online in 2021. Chraghchian discusses how the EMUP degree provided a challenging, yet collaborative environment which helped him to boost his career trajectory.

August 11, 2022

Q&A with MPA Online Alum, Annalee Habstritt

Annalee Habstritt is a community leader and author who graduated from the USC Price Master of Public Administration program online in 2017. Habstritt discusses her experience in the program, her award-winning capstone project, and which skills she was able to immediately apply to her professional career.

August 9, 2022

Q&A with EMUP Alum, Mike Lanza

Mike Lanza works for Path Ventures, which is the real estate development arm of PATH, a homeless services provider. He graduated from the USC Price Master of Urban Planning program online in 2021. Lanza discusses how the EMUP degree helped him to transition his professional career from the music industry to real estate development by providing him with valuable tools and knowledge to succeed in this new field.

August 2, 2022

Q&A with MPA Online Alum, Godfrey Gozos

Godfrey Gozos, budget analyst for the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department, explains how local government leaders inspired him to pursue the USC Price Master of Public Administration online and how he completed the program while working full time.

July 14, 2022

Online Master’s Students Forge Bonds, Inspire Change in USC Graduate Community

When it comes to pursuing an online master’s degree, the benefits seem obvious: more flexibility, access to global perspectives, and classes designed for working professionals. Still, prospective students often worry that by joining a remote learning environment, they won’t have the same opportunity to immerse themselves in the wider university community. For graduate students at USC that’s not the case.

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