I am hoping to be accepted to the University of Melbourne's urban planning program in July 2012, but in the mean time I'd like to find a job where I can gain knowledge and experience of the urban planning field. I've searched around on government websites, job-search websites, and local company websites but haven't been able to find anything where my sociology degree would even help me. I've also been to my university's career center and they were next to no help (I go to UCSD, which has its own urban planning dept, yet the adviser barely knew what planning entails.) Can anyone give me any pointers as to what specific positions I should be looking for, considering my limited knowledge of planning?
Thank you in advance!