Hi there. My first post! Whoohoo
I'll start with a little background info of mine. I recently graduated from college with a BA in linguistics and a minor in Global Studies. As expected, BA in ling landed me no jobs. Due to a past psychological condition, my GPA isn't steller.. at around 3.2 . I plan to work as an ESL teacher for a while before going for a Master in Urban Planning. I don't want to go to a school that no one knows - I aim for one of those in top 20s, for example, UPenn and Berkeley.
There are many problems with this plan.
1. Bad grades. Failed the only econ course I've ever taken. What can I do to fix this??
2. I have very little background in Urban Planning. My minor involves some modern discourse on modern, multi-lateral political/cultural/capital flow, hegemony and different models of Globalization. (Remotely related?)
3. I need money (Who doesn't? soluble problem once I start working)
I thought about going to night/adult school to fix my grades, but the choices are limited, not to mention the additional time and money. I have read something about what urban planners do, and I heard most of the myth-busters about UP, so I think I know what I am headed for. The hard part is, how do I get there?
I understand this is leaning more towards career advice but I have done a ton of research of what planners do and I am very serious and sincere about this. Please advise!!
Thank you all.