Greetings everyone and I am glad to finally become a part of this community.
Now on to the meat and poe-tay-toes of why this thread is posted.
I have spent my last 7 years working my rear end off on my education ( & working full time in a dead end job) to hopefully find a bountiful assortment of employment opportunities related to my education and desired occupation. However, graduate school seems like it is a necessary evil that is crucial in becoming a planner. I do plan on getting my masters...but not right away. I have family obligations and I want to begin my life. I don't want to continue existing in a perpetual state of zombified behavior which includes erradict twitching, drooling, convul....well there I go again.
Anyways, I do want to eventually begin grad school part time after I establish a position as a planner ( planning tech) which leads to my next segment.
I have a few questions if ya'll would be so inclined to participate (much appreciated).
1. How many members of cyburbia have embarked on their planning career fresh out of undergrad studies?
2. Would a certificate program in planning significantly help establish a planning career or would it be a waste of time?
3. How many members found it difficult to establish a planning career without a masters?
4. Please describe your ideal candidate for an entry level planning position.
Thank you so much for your time in helping this n00b out. This will hopefully be helpful to all n00bs who will visit. I am about to finish my degree in geography with a concentration in planning and so want to find a job related to planning very soon!