I was wondering if anyone could spare some insight on planning schools in southern california. I really would like to attend USC because it appears to prepare its students the best for the real world. In other words, the program seems to be a lot more hands on/practical compared to UCLA's more theoretical program. (Oh, and please correct me if I'm wrong. This is just the impression I have gathered from my research.) Also, I don't hear as much about UC Irvine or Cal Poly Pomona's programs. I'm pretty new to this, so any basic information is welcome. If you've attended any of these schools, I would love to hear about your experience, job prospects after graduation, quality of professors, or any other information you'd like to share would be much appreciated.