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    37 here...I guess I'm in the "senior division".

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    Quote Originally posted by waxnomadic View post
    37 here...I guess I'm in the "senior division".
    Don't sweat it, I was 33 when I started. I'm now 34 and about to graduate.

    All those youngins fresh out of undergrad can't compete with our seniority!

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    24 in September

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    I had just turned 24 when I started grad school.

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    Deuce Deuce and proud. I can't help when I was born and I can't help that I know what I want to do so why not jump right in

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    I was 28 when I started graduate school.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    I'm 27 now, i'll start this fall right before my birthday, so I should graduate at 29.

    The real question is, for those who make a career in the planning field, what age are entry-level planners and what are career trajectories like.

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    23 here when classes start

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    Just curious, how did you guys get into transportation and urban planning out of college? What was the process for applying and how did the job go?

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    I entered at 34 and have aged 20 years

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    I was 21 when i started graduate school and am graduating next month at 23. I thought that being young gave me a disadvantage since others had working experience. I can tell you that age does not matter in the program. However, I'm not sure about after graduation when employers may be looking for some experience.

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    I had just turned 26 when I started my MSP program, had a good "break" from undergrad (to "find" myself), and thought it was perfect timing [for me].

    By the way, for my entering class, I was "average" age, with the range from early 20s to late 50s.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Another member of the "Senior Division"
    I was 31. Like H said "had a good "break" from undergrad"
    Wasn't sure if was about either finding or losing myself ?

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    I am 26 and I am still looking to begin...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    guys ... 30...40? hardly seniors!! donīt sweat it... age is relative. i am sure we all have great things to offer based on our experiences, not our age!!

    p.s. 26

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    I'll be 24 when I begin the MUPP program over at UIC.

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    I did a 6 year stint in the Navy and realized my calling while I was in. Too bad I realized this about 2 years before I eventually got out!

    That being said, I will be 26 when I finish up my undergraduate studies, and 28 for grad school assuming all goes well. For somebody that is thinking of "finding themselves" I'd recommend something MUCH less of a time commitment than the military!

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    I'll be 24 going full time when class beings.

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    Quote Originally posted by durangobob View post
    I'll be 24 going full time when class beings.
    when class begins.

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