Hi, I'm new here. This board looks great, and looks to be a sanctuary for people like me who feel totally LOST.
I have a B.S in planning, and I'm working on my M.S. in planning. I'm about ready to graduate (May 2008) and get a job, but it seems like the jobs are so few and far between. What is the best way to stick my head in the door? I think with my lifelong interest in highways, transportation, and road maps that transportation planning is my route.
I did an internship which was general urban planning, and I'm not sure I am interested in land use, and reviewing subdivision proposals for people's prop-uh-tee. Transportation networks are my passion, and if I'm not sure about that I just have to remember that when i was 7 I could name every exit and exit number on I-10 for a 200 mile stretch.
I'm highly interested in relocating to the Orlando area, but I'm open to almost any of the big cities in Florida.
I've never been to an APA conference, and I was wondering if going to the conference in Las Vegas would be an enormous way to meet employers -- possibly Floridian employers?
Thanks for your help!