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    BA in Political Science - any jobs?

    Wondering if anyone out there has landed a job having Bachelors in Political Science in any planning related field (or not)?

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    Quote Originally posted by JohnDoe View post
    Wondering if anyone out there has landed a job having Bachelors in Political Science in any planning related field (or not)?
    Do you have any class work or more importantly internships or experience in City and Regional Planning?
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    I landed a job as Planning Secretary/Building Permit Tech. I was a student APA member and took a class or two in Planning as an undergrad. This was 4 years ago when times were better though...
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    I was able to secure a planning internship while obtaining my BA in Political Science (public policy emphasis with urban geography minor). After graduation I was able to use this experience to land a planning position with a consulting firm. Like beach_bum I started at my internship in 2005 when the building boom was in full swing and consultants, developers and agencies were hiring lots of people in order to keep up.

    I would suggest that you take some planning classes through a university extension or professional development program while hunting for internships or jobs.

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    My answer may not apply to you because i am in the UK but I got a job in a local authority and then moved into the planning department within 6 months. I think if you just get your foot in the door, then internal movement into planning is possible. Obviously an MA in planning is needed for further progression.

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