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    Scott studying town and country planning at Manchester

    Hi I am Scott, I am studying Town and Country Planning at the University of Manchester. Last year, I also spent a semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and when I graduate in 2014 I want to be a planner in America but I know that this could be difficult

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    Welcome from the Great State of Ohio, Scott! Glad to have you.
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    Quote Originally posted by Scott92 View post
    Hi I am Scott, I am studying Town and Country Planning at the University of Manchester. Last year, I also spent a semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and when I graduate in 2014 I want to be a planner in America but I know that this could be difficult
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    Thanks for the comments. Yea I am not to bothered about where in the states as long as I am able to get some experience of american planning. I think the hardest part will be getting the first job, hopefully more opportunities will open up after that but I am pretty interesting in travelling to different parts of the country

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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
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    Funny, I want to do the opposite. I will have an American degree but decided to move to the UK when I graduate (I am from Europe originally). I'll probably have difficulties like you...
    I wonder what attracts you to America? Did you spend time in other places than Urbana/Champaign?

    Quote Originally posted by Scott92 View post
    Hi I am Scott, I am studying Town and Country Planning at the University of Manchester. Last year, I also spent a semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and when I graduate in 2014 I want to be a planner in America but I know that this could be difficult

    Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally posted by kotkoda View post
    Funny, I want to do the opposite. I will have an American degree but decided to move to the UK when I graduate (I am from Europe originally). I'll probably have difficulties like you...
    I wonder what attracts you to America? Did you spend time in other places than Urbana/Champaign?
    That's interesting! I've always wanted to live in the United States and I feel that there are many contrasts to the UK, both bad and good. I like how there is soo much competition between different metro areas in the United States and also negative characteristics like lack of pavenments, public transportation and segregation. I hope that I would be able to help to change that or maybe I am being too optimistic It would probably be more helpful to me if I did a post-grad course in the States but I am due to go on the program in Sept 2013 in Manchester. Funnily enough I didn't really spend much time out of Urbana/Champaign other than St Louis and Chicago. Where abouts do you study? Hopefully by the time we graduate there will be more jobs around, I think in the UK it could be more common to go into private sector planning work as there are less spatial government levels now in the UK.

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