Perhaps, I'm being narrow-minded by focusing my search to the greater Chicagoland and Madison MSA's (and practically everyplace in between), but I've always wanted to land a planning job in either of the two cities (particularly Chicago). I realize that networking is crucial- Iíve been fortunate to have developed a great network and professional experiences throughout my time in MI (active involvement in ULI, CNU, APA, etc... certainly helped to familiarize myself with a wide-range of individuals, different ways of thinking... and opportunities). My attempts at networking and finding jobs outside of MI have been frustrating- to say the least. I'm currently just wrapping up my essay for my MUP... Would anyone know of any private planning firms or municipalities looking to hire someone as a non-paid intern??? (II seems as though this may be the best and way to get my foot in the door and expand/develop my network in a unfamiliar place)... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!