Hi all, thank you for taking the time to read this.
So a few weeks ago, I posted here for the first time asking advice on internships and such. You all gave me very helpful responses and convinced me that volunteering was the best way to get my foot in the door of the planning career, even though I thought me degree in environmental studies was relatively unrelated and that no one would be interested. Thanks.
So I sent out emails to members of the local planning community just about a half-hour ago. So far, I have gotten interested responses from two people, both who want to talk to me later.
Basically, I would like to knoe how to suggest myself as being useful. These people are planning directors in the public sector. It is in Vermont, where there is a strong environmental conscience, as well as a focus on democratic decision making.
I am in a GIS class right now, and will need to do a project towards the end of the semester. I was thinking I could do a project that would benefit the agency. Can anyone think of any other ways I could offer my skills to these people?
On a side note, could anyone recommend some good planning books? So far I have only read 'Contemporary Urban Planning' by Levy. That was my first exposure so planning, and I was hooked. I would be really interested to read more.
Thanks so much.