I'm another prospective planning student currently working on my undergrad, and I'm really glad to have stumbled upon this site. I have a history of choosing bad industries/careers to enter without ever being discouraged (currently in Aviation / Airport mgmt and working as a flight instructor), so I'm sure there are no stories planners can tell that are worse than what I've heard from regional airline pilots. Feel free to give it a shot anyway though, I don't want to discourage any of you!
If anybody does have any words of wisdom they would like to share, good or bad, I would appreciate it since I don't have a background in planning. All I have to go on is interest, what I've read, and the few people I've talked to.