GPAC is pleased to kick off the GPAC Elections for the leadership positions that will represent all MPA and MPP students in the 2014-15 Academic Year. Voting will take place between March 10th and 12th, and winners will be announced on March 14th.
The only contested position is for Vice President. Each candidate has provided a statement on why they are best suited for the position of GPAC Vice President. We wish each candidate the best of luck as they engage in a respectful campaign process.
The candidates for Vice President are:
The following positions from the Executive Committee are uncontested: President, Executive Officerand Finance Officer. The following committees are also uncontested: MPP Committee, Online MPA Committee and Social Committee. Each of these officers and committees will be announced on March 14.
The new GPAC Leadership Board (2014-15) will go through an additional process to fill vacancies on the board. Based on the current structure of the board, the following positions/committees will be vacant: Communications Officer, Alumni Relations Officer, GSG Senator, GPAC Ambassador, Webmaster, MPA Committee, Non-Profit Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Sacramento Committee. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an email to GPAC stating your interest.
It’s that time of year again. If you’ve enjoyed this year’s GPAC events and are looking for a way to give back and to lead, you should consider running for GPAC leadership for next year.
Come to an info session on Feb. 24th at 5:00pm in TCC 432. More information and RSVPs can be found here: GPAC Elections Information Session 2.
If you can’t make the info session, please contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackson at email@example.com. Also, take note of the following documents:
Spring 2014 GPAC Elections
GPAC Bylaws 2013-14 proposed
Appendix A & B – GPAC Officer Descriptions 2013-14 proposed
Thanks, and fight on!
On January 26, 2013 GPAC will host the Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Second Annual Nonprofit Case Challenge focused on the nonprofit sector.
The Nonprofit Case Challenge gives students an opportunity to work on a “live case” – a situation facing a nonprofit organization dealing with real-time strategic and/or operating challenges and opportunities. Case competitions offer a unique and personally challenging opportunity to tackle a real organizational challenge in a stressful setting.
Students will be given a scenario in which a nonprofit organization faces a significant issue and/or opportunity. The case will require students – working in teams of 3 or 4 – to reflect on and apply their academic knowledge and practical experiences to create and present recommendations to a panel of judges. Judges, composed of Price School alumni, faculty, nonprofit professionals and consultants, will evaluate the presentations and select the winning teams.
This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your skills and meet professionals from the industry. Winners will receive prizes and have an awesome addition to their résumé!
- Kickoff on Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 pm in TCC 302 – The case and team assignments will be revealed. Students have about 38 hours to work with their team.
- Case Challenge begins Saturday, January 26th at 8:30 am.
Information Session – Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 pm, TCC 302
All students are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the details of the Case Challenge, hear testimonials, and ask questions. The information session will be held Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 pm in TCC 302.
- “Like” our page on Facebook to get up-to-date information.
- Want to participate in the case? Sign up here!
- Please note, registration is on a first come, first served basis and seats are limited.
If you have any questions, please contact your Nonprofit Committee Co-Chairs, Ani Manavian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nadia Valliani at email@example.com.
On January 28, 2012, GPAC will be hosting the Sol Price School of Public Policy’s inaugural nonprofit case challenge. Inspired by the Deloitte MPA/MPP Case Challenge, GPAC is going to host an all day case challenge focused on the nonprofit sector!
Students will be given a scenario in which a nonprofit organization faces a significant issue and/or opportunity. The case will require students – working in teams – to reflect on and apply their academic knowledge and practical experiences to create and present comprehensive recommendations. Judges, composed of Price School alumni and faculty and nonprofit professionals and consultants, will evaluate the presentations and select the winning teams. This is an excellent opportunity for MPA and MPP students to connect to alumni and professionals and work in a professional and practical setting.
The GPAC Nonprofit Case Challenge will commence on Thursday evening, January 26, 2012 and continue through Saturday, January 28, 2012 with team presentations.
Want to participate in the case? Sign up HERE! Please note, registration is on a first come, first serve basis and seats are limited.
Want to support the event? Click HERE to donate!
If you have any questions please contact our Nonprofit Committee Co-Chairs, Anbar Mahar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ravi Shah at email@example.com
GPSS Conference Travel Grants Conference travel grants are open for fall funding applicants! Visit gpssusc.com for more information. Continue reading
PowerPoint guru Brian Rooney of R7 Media is back to volunteer his time to help SPPD undergraduate and graduate students make their presentation more compelling and have greater impact by using the same design standards employed by Fortune 500 companies. Come gain some practical skills and knowledge about your presentations! Continue reading
GPAC is looking to fill three new officer positions: Executive Officer Assistant Finance Officer Webmaster Interested? Apply by Friday, September 30th, at 5pm. Continue reading
The Southern California Chapter of ASPA is pleased to present an evening of discussion with two very prominent City Managers to share their personal stories and their perspective on the current and future condition of the profession of local government management. Continue reading
*When?* Tuesday, September 27th
*Where? * TBA
GPAC will be hosting its first general meeting of the semester! Continue reading
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) mission is to enhance the USC graduate and professional student experience by serving as the face of the student body. To accomplish this, GPSS is responsible for managing student resources efficiently, providing a voice for the student community, building a community that fosters interdisciplinary exchanges, and informing students about their rights, resources, and opportunities. Senators make important decisions regarding policies, funding, and advocacy issues.
Interested in getting involved in GPSS? GPAC is looking for five (5) more students to serve as GPSS Senators (and therefore also as GPSS Committee members in GPAC). Continue reading