I just graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Art History. I am thinking about applying to graduate programs in city planning, but I'm not sure if urban issues simply interest me intellectually, or if I would enjoy planning as a career. Currently, the program that interests me the most is the MRP program at Cornell, partly because I most interested in international planning. Are there any Cornell students or alumni out there who'd be willing to talk with me about the program?
If you don't want to be a planner, what are the career options like out of grad school? Is it possible to get a job at, say, UNESCO, working on heritage sites and related projects, with a masters? Is it difficult to find a job that pays a decent wage with a planning degree?
I would appreciate any advice/information anyone could provide!