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    Hi,

    My name is Sean i'm interested in attending a planning progam at UNM in Albuquerque. I'm on this forum to try and learn more about the job, and where it can lead you. I am interested in working for small communities, and directing programs for them to foster relationships amongst community members. Would you say that a planning career is a good background for that?

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    Greetings from some in the former New Mexico territory.
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    Welcome from the Hoosier State in the Central Daylight Savings Time Zone.

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    Welcome from Colorado. Larger communities may have a neighborhood resource office attached to their Community Development Departments. They have people with titles like “Neighborhood Resource Specialist”. These types of community building issues often fall into the laps of planners in smaller communities. You should look at developing your mediation, negotiation and group organization, participation and facilitation skills plus some grant writing/administration in any graduate program. Planning, as well as public affairs, urban affairs, and public administration degrees all can offer a good basis for understanding the workings of city organizations and the social issues of a community. Look at the individual classes the program has offered in the last two years to get an idea of what they actually have available. Best of luck.

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    Welcome from the Queen City of the Rockies, under the Big Sky, in the Last Best Place.
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    Welcome from the Florida panhandle.
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