I'm about to start grad school in the fall in another part of the country. Unfortunately, I vastly prefer to live in the part of the world I am now. I've heard that planning jobs are "highly regional" and it might be difficult to land a job in my home market after being away for two years.
So my questions are thus:
1 - Is this really true?
2 - What strategies can I use to make sure I stay relevant and up-to-date on my home market while I am away?