Hello everyone. Last year I received a Master's degree in urban planning. I applied for various planning positions in government and in the private sector. I was offered a few interviews from these agencies and yet was not chosen as the best candidate. I only received feedback from a couple of agencies on the reason they didn't choose me. Both agencies said I lack planning experience, despite having a few internships during grad school. The other agencies never gave me feedback nor even contacted me. Mind you some all of these positions were entry-level. Also, I tried networking with students from my graduate program on LinkedIn, but I hardly received any assistance. There was one alum from my program that was one of my interviewer at one position I applied for, but I still didn't get the job. I pursued planning because I had a passion for it. And I pursued a master's degree in it because I thought it would be a surefire way of gaining employment in the field. But it seems like that's not the case. I really don't want to change career option and go back to school to get another degree. Are there anyone who faced a similar situation as I am? How have anyone got entry-level planning jobs? Even your first internships? Or had to look for jobs outside the planning profession to get their foot in the door?