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    Berkeley summer [in]stitute?

    Does anyone have familiarity with the Berkeley's [in]stitutes? They're branded as 6 week introductions into urban planning and architecture, but they are not for credit, do not "fast track" you into Berkeley (not surprisingly), and carry a hefty price tag of ~$3000. I don't have any experience with UP (applying for any even remotely related entry level jobs right now to gain experience) and so am exploring even pricey ways of building up my repertoire.

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    Quote Originally posted by onceandfuture View post
    Does anyone have familiarity with the Berkeley's [in]stitutes? They're branded as 6 week introductions into urban planning and architecture, but they are not for credit, do not "fast track" you into Berkeley (not surprisingly), and carry a hefty price tag of ~$3000. I don't have any experience with UP (applying for any even remotely related entry level jobs right now to gain experience) and so am exploring even pricey ways of building up my repertoire.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally posted by onceandfuture View post
    I don't have any experience with UP (applying for any even remotely related entry level jobs right now to gain experience) and so am exploring even pricey ways of building up my repertoire.

    Thanks!
    If you don't have a master's degree yet, better off getting a degree and using the 3K for at least 1/2 year of tuition. This job market will ill afford someone with no planning background for an entry level job.
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    My friends in their phd tell me basically programs that you have to pay for are a money grab. Highly sought after students are given grants or funding and that is what admission committees look at favorably. My advice is save that $3000 and spend that time studying or getting volunteer experience.

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