I will be applying to MUP programs in the next few months, and after reading some of the depressing threads in this forum, namely the "How long to get your first job", "Side-jobs for planners", and "Lowest salary you've seen for a planning job" , I started to think. What, if anything, would you guys do differently if you could? Not be a planner? Go to a top private school? Go to a regional public school to save money? Worked in a different city? Anything?