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    BA Environmental Science... Making the leap to planning.. in NYC

    Hello everyone,

    New to the thread! Can't believe I didn't find this sooner.

    I'm sure I might be repeating an already existing thread, however I was hoping to gather some help specifically catered to my situation. I just recently graduated from SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY with a degree in Environmental Science. With a minor in Urban Environment and took as many planning classes as I could.

    I'm looking to start my career in Environmental Planning, ideally in New York City. Currently reside in Albany, NY.

    Unfortunately I am having a hard time getting over the entry level hump, gaining any traction or getting noticed by any of the planning or consulting firms in NYC and was hoping that I could get some advice/tips/etc. on what I could do to help my situation. Somewhat on the fence of whether I should go back to school for my masters in MURP or just keep trucking away at the job scene.

    Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!!

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    You could volunteer for a while, if you can afford to work for free... to get the type of experience you need.

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