I am contemplating spring/summer work options prior to entering an urban plan program in the fall, and I am being pulled two ways.
Part of me thinks I should try to get a (likely unpaid) planning office job so as to build up my planning knowledge and my c.v.
The other part of me thinks that I should try to hunt out a construction job that might actually pay (as money is short), give me some rewarding physical work and a mental break, prior to spending so much time in school, and potentially even provide me with important front line knowledge that might ultimately be valuable in planning.
Based upon your experience, what would you all suggest? Are the relative strenghts I have identified reasonable in your experience, or am I off base? Thanks!
I should add, that I look forward to working in the housing/development/real estate sector,