So I have never been content with the idea of being just another planner/engineer at another planning/engineering firm. I have always envisioned myself as some sort of managing partner or director and hope to be one later in my professional career (I understand that I need to work my way up).
I have a bachelors degree in Community Development w/ a minor in Urban Planning (I also have good knowledge in building construction and architecture). After graduating from college in 2010, I found a job with a civil engineering firm and grew to love the industry. I new that I wanted to pursue engineering further but I also felt that I wanted to get some planning experience. While working at this small civil firm, I learned of larger civil firms that did transportation planning and employed individuals that were both registered PEís and had AICP certifications. I knew that would be my true calling, so in order to pursue my PE registration, I decided I would leave my job and go back to school for a second bachelors in engineering while actively pursuing a job in planning. I have been in school since last January and I am scheduled to start a FT city planning job next month in a different state. I hope to work at this city for as long as it takes me to earn my bachelors degree (Iím shooting for 4-5 years, PT enrollment). At that time I hope to get my EIT registration and possibly my AICP certification as well as making my career change back to a civil firm that focuses in transportation planning and eventually work my way up.
I suppose I started this thread to get some assurance that my plans arenít so far-fetched and Iím on the right track to my ultimate goal. Any thoughts and advice are very much appreciated. Also, if any of you are in a similar boat as me, feel free to post your situation!