... a prospective student who’s very excited about making her first visit to the University of Southern California. Emily arrived at USC by taking the LA Metro Expo Line, which has a station conveniently located just outside of Gate 2 of the campus.
Emily makes her way to Lewis Hall, home of the USC Price School, which offers six professional master's degrees, three executive master's degrees, two Ph.D. programs, a professional doctorate, and three undergraduate degree programs. In addition, USC Price also offers online degree programs.
Emily passes through the main hallway of the USC Price School of Public Policy. The school is named after Sol Price, who may be best-known for revolutionizing the retail industry as the founder of Price Club (which later merged with Costco), but who was also a champion for social justice throughout his life. Sol Price battled racism in the 1950s, advocated for fair opportunities regardless of income, worked to transform low-income urban neighborhoods and engaged in national public policy reform.
Will is discussing Emily’s career goals and how they align with various academic programs at USC Price. Will takes time to carefully go over step-by-step admissions and application guidelines, assuring Emily that it’s a simple and straightforward process.
Next, Will takes Emily on a tour of Dauterive Hall. This new USC building houses several interdisciplinary Price research centers, including the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, the Price Center for Social Innovation, and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
Emily and Dr. Lewis engage in a conversation on the terrace of Lewis Hall, against the backdrop of the downtown skyline. Dr. Lewis’ research centers on ‘food deserts’ in South Los Angeles, and she explains to Emily how L.A. is a one-of-a-kind setting in which to study and analyze today’s major urban issues.
Emily meets with our Office of Career Services, which provides a full range of career-oriented programs and services for Price students, including: internships, externships, mentorship opportunities, networking events, and professional development workshops.