Hi everyone -
As someone who is hopefully starting graduate school for urban and regional planning in the near future I am wondering what you all think about different concentrations/specializations. I am finding myself drawn to different things for different reasons (mostly land use, environment and community development.) I am starting an internship with a city councilman in the near future, which I am hoping will help me focus my interests a bit but I would love to hear your thoughts on the following questions.
In your personal opinions what concentrations best prepare you for...
Working in the private sector?
Working in the public sector?
Which concentrations seem to have the most job opportunities?
Give you the most/least options of places to live and work?
Have the best employment prospects?
Give you the most flexibility within the field?
Are the most rewarding or frustrating?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of more specialization vs. a more generalist approach to school?
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