What are they going to expect from a rookie right out of grad school. Honestly, transportation has been my passion since I was 4 years old. Specifically highways growing up, but as I got older I was exposed to transit, and now I like them all.
Do they do a whole lot of supervising new people and teaching, or do they just give you a folder of papers on your first day and say "do it"? I'm terrified of that happening to me, then getting fired, and being homeless!
I think I'm nervous because school is very theory-based, and not actual teaching of day-to-day operations. (I'm getting my master's in urban and regional planning.)
Private v. public.
I had an internship for a suburb that I didn't like, because the department has to answer to the politicians, and it's very community involved. I want to work on projects, not make believe stuff that maybe the politicians will think is cute-sy. I want to actually plan transportation networks and fix transportation problems. "Let's see if realigning this offramp will smooth traffic flow..." etc.
Would I be more suited for the private sector?
Thanks for all of your help.
BTW, everyone at school keeps saying go to the Las Vegas National Conference because employers will be there, and you can talk to them informally about jobs. Yes?