GPAC Election Results

Congrats to the 2014-15 GPAC Board!

The GPAC Board would like to extend our congratulations to the new Leadership! We wish you the best for 2014-15!

Executive Board
President
Angie Jean-Marie

Vice-President
Kaya Okuniewski

Executive Officer
Brittany Melo

Finance Officer
Andres Vedova

Committees
MPP Committee
Francine Tran

Online MPA Committee
Jason Shofner

Social Committee
Yuxuan Ji

And as a reminder, the following positions are vacant. The 2014-15 Board will begin filling these seats shortly.

  • Communications Officer
  • Alumni Relations Officer
  • GSG Senator
  • GPAC Ambassador
  • Webmaster
  • MPA Committee
  • Non-Profit Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Sacramento Committee

If you are interested in any of these vacant positions, please email gpac@usc.edu.

GPAC Elections

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:

Vice-President

Kaya Okuniewski

Rhett Paranay

Jennifer Power

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.

Fight on!

SIGN UP for GPAC’s Third Annual Nonprofit Case Challenge!

GPAC’s Third Annual Nonprofit Case Challenge

February 1st, 2014

Presented by GPAC Nonprofit Committee 

Introduction

Brought to USC Sol Price School of Public Policy by Deloitte in 2010, the inauguralCase Challenge was held in 2011. The Case Challenge provides Price graduate students an opportunity to tackle multi-faceted strategic and operating challenges that nonprofit organizations face. Competitions offer students a unique chance to deal with a real situation in a stressful setting.

Participants will be given a scenario in which a nonprofit organization faces asignificant issue or challenge. Working on the case in teams of three or four, participants need to apply their academic knowledge and practical experiences to find solutions to the problems 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. Winners will receive prizes and have a great addition to their résumé!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendar

  • Information Session: Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., TCC 227. All students are encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about the details of the Case Challenge and ask questions.
  • Kickoff: Thursday, January 30th, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., TCC 227. The case and team assignments will be revealed. Students have about 38 hours to work with their team.
  • Competition Day: Saturday, February 1st, begins at 8:30 a.m., TCC 450.

Sign Up Today

If you want to demonstrate your analytical skills and meet professionals from the industry, this is an excellent opportunity you don’t want to miss!

  • Sign up here to participate! Registration closes on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and seats are limited.
  • “Like” our page on Facebook to get up-to-date information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nonprofit Committee Co-Chairs, Di Geng & Xiangyi Jing at gpac.npc@gmail.com.

Thank you!

 

 

 

GPAC’s Second Annual Nonprofit Case Challenge

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 Event

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!

Event Schedule

  • 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.

Interested?

  • “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.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact your Nonprofit Committee Co-Chairs, Ani Manavian at manavyan@usc.edu or Nadia Valliani at valliani@usc.edu.

Fight On!

GPAC’s First Nonprofit Case Challenge!

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!

Details
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.

Event Schedule
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 amahar@usc.edu or Ravi Shah at ravi.g.shah@usc.edu

Brown Bag Lunch and Site Visit to Community Partners – November 10th

When?  Thursday, November 10, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where?   California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 2nd Floor – Conference Room C

Interested in a career in nonprofits?  If so, please join us as we visit the California Endowment and meet with Cynthia Freeman, Program Director at Community Partners.   Continue reading