I've been a follower of this forum for a while now and have finally gotten up the courage to ask a question of my own. I am applying for MURP programs this fall but would like to get a new job in the meantime that is urban-planning related. I know, mostly from reading posts here, that urban planning jobs almost always require a masters (hence why I'm going back to school). But still I am wondering whether anyone has any advice about other ways to get involved in the field without a masters. Some background: I started working as a paralegal at the DOJ immediately after graduating with a B.A. from a small liberal arts college in American Studies (1.5 years ago). I wrote my thesis about residential segregation in Baltimore City and have always had a passion for planning/low income housing/urban redevelopment/decaying cities. I am hoping to find some way to start building my career in the field before going back to school (if possible).
Thanks for the help!