I am in an interesting (though far from bad) situation that I would like some advice about.
During my first year of graduate school (MUP program) I was fortunate enough to secure a full time position in city government in emergency management. I believe my time here has been a very valuable learning experience. I will be graduating in may and I do not think that EM is the long-term career I see myself in. I understand how extraordinarily lucky I am to find a job in this economy. That not withstanding, I wonder how this experience will be viewed if/when I decide to jump over to something that is more interesting to me and with more long-term career potential. I will of course not be leaving any time really soon given the current economy etc.
My work experience is mostly strategic planning and grants management. My question is how will this experience be viewed in the land-use planning, development context? While I am interested in hazard mitigation it is a very niche field with very few jobs (or at least that is how it looks). I am also thinking more public sector than private.
Thanks a ton!