Sorry to cut in on the shop talk, but I thought this would be a good place to get the opinion of employers in community development, redevelopment and revitalization.
I am now making a final decision between Georgia Tech and Penn for a master's in city (and regional) planning. I am directing this query to people in a position to hire MCRP/MCP grads in development firms or community development organizations (primarily for their first jobs out of the program).
I have gotten a much better package at Tech (which seems to be the trend for most in this predicament). Mainly, I am trying to figure out whether a Penn MCP graduate has an edge in getting better jobs across the country, and if so, is that edge worth the extra (approx. $50K over two years) money?
I would like to stress that money is somewhat of a factor, but not a deal-breaker by any means. Any insight would be helpful.