First off, I feel bad re-posting this but I'm pretty sure I posted this in the wrong forum and I don't know how to delete it....Sorry!
This curious newbie is wondering, "How y'all did it!" How'd ya find your way into a particular focus in planning?
As some of you might have read in my introduction I'm currently entering the world of job searching. I received my undergrad in urban studies and planning absolutely loving it and still very passionate about the field. I find my interest lies in the social side of things as well as transportation and environmental impacts. Though I lack a high (even moderate) level of experience, I have a strong ability to learn and work. Anyways....
I'm finding the search a bit overwhelming and am at a bit of a loss for where to start with my lack of experience.
As we're all aware planning is such a diverse field with so many avenues of interest and work. I'm interested in how you found your niche. Do you apply for jobs and start where you land. For those of you with your job of choice, how did you make your choice?
I'm taking the track of going after it all within reason. I feel somewhat limited by my geographic location (being surrounded primarily by small towns) so I've opened myself to relocating to particular areas of familiarity, like PA and VA (some family is in Austin, TX which is a small pull) in hopes of this increasing my opportunities.
I look forward to your feedback and thank you in advance for your thoughts