Hello! I've browsed through the Student Lounge but haven't found anything that's quite what I'm looking for...
I recently graduated from UNC with a BA unrelated to planning but with minors in planning & sustainability. I've done a couple internships (one public- and one private-sector) and am now deciding what to do with my life post-college. I was hoping to get work experience before going to grad school, but it's looking less and less possible, mostly because I lack a Masters and GIS skills to compete with all the qualified candidates out there in this economy. I've recently decided to apply for grad school for Fall 2012, and would love some help narrowing down my options.
I know I want a hands-on, real world experience-oriented program, but I'm having trouble figuring out which those are. From what I can tell, Cal Poly SLO has that reputation....are there any others? I saw one mention of U of Memphis, but I hadn't heard of their planning program before. I'm open to any area of the country but would prefer nothing terribly expensive.
Any and all input would be appreciated! Thanks.