I've lived in L.A., Lower Alabama that is , my entire life. I've lived in this automobile dependent hellhole for far too long. My lifelong dream has been to live in NYC. I dream nightly of living in a pedestrian friendly society, where one can realistically sell their car and never have to get behind a wheel again. Studying NYC and realizing how screwed up the cities are down here, motivated me to go into planning. This is where the problems start to arise. How do you get a planning related job in a city with nowhere near the planning problems faced down here in the south?
Also, I've never really wanted to work in the public sector, but of course with my first few jobs, I won't be picky. My question is, if by some lucky miracle, I were to get accepted into NYU, what would be my post-graduate chances of finding a planning related job? How much would my NYU degree help me in finding a job in NYC?
If were to attend graduate school at USC or Portland St., how much harder would it be for me to get a job back on the east coast?
If one were to want to live on the east coast, is it advised to attend a graduate program on the east coast?
Thanks in advance.