I will be graduating in May with a B.A. my plan after college was originally to go to grad school for urban planning. I applied to schools and got in so far at Columbia and UWashington.
Here is my dilemma: I was also accepted to do a year long internship at a University owned arboretum. This position would entail weekly lessons in which I would receive graduate credit. I would also work on a large independent research project. Additionally, I would learn a great deal about about ornamental plants (ID, culture, pruning, climbing, planting, diseases, dichotomus keys, etc) and work in the gardens a great deal.
The part I am worried about is I am not sure how much this will benefit me in planning. (I want to work designing park spaces) Also, I am concerned that I won't get accepted to the schools I applied to again next year.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks