I am currently in my senior year of undergraduate study and am considering a drastic change from my previous plans. My current academic training is in the field of Theology. However, I have been increasingly drawn to Planning. This, of course, leads to a few questions.
1) Is it common for people with little or no background in Planning on the undergraduate level to enter a graduate school? If so, would the graduate school fill in the gaps/prepare a person adequately without that undergraduate study? (Currently i'm looking at UIC's CUPPA program. Any suggestions for other programs?)
2) I'm curious what elements of Planning are fulfilling to those of you already in the field. What makes your job the most satsifactory? The most dreadful?
3) What qualities do you feel are the most beneficial for this field? The APA website has a decent list but I was curious if anything essential or more practical was missing from their list.
I don't expect long responses or anything, just some general advice if you find the time. I plan on talking with the director of our Urban Studies program at my school and to enroll in some basic courses before I graduate. Hopefully this turns out to be a good thing
Thanks a billion.