I am a longtime reader of these forums but first time poster! Recently, I've decided that my interest in urban planning (mainly transport) is more than just a hobby and decided to pursue this wonderful industry as a career. I'm in my mid 20s and have been working for more than a year as Pricing Analyst but left to travel to South Africa for the World Cup.
After being completely disgusted with Jo'burg, I couldn't also help but be completely fascinated by its unique energy. I couldn't get this idea of a community like Sandton existing within a few miles of Alexendra township...but thats what makes joburg so nuts!
Upon coming back home, I've been working in an elementary school as an instructional aide but DYING to get into planning.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm thinking about some entry-level jobs and Internship (preferably paid). I plan on attending grad school in fall 2012 while i beef up my grad school application.
Any help would be appreciated,
first time poster.