Careers in planning are diverse and varied. Many alumni have found that networking during the course of their studies is the most effective way to have access to jobs as they become available. Actively developing relationships with professionals as you work on your directed studies, internship, capstone project or thesis will help develop your network and your exposure to emerging possibilities. Simply getting involved in the larger community and getting to know people working in the field are excellent ways to get your planning career started. This is one reason professional experience, involvement in your SCARP education, and building on the professional development skills introduced in the SCARP curriculum is all crucial.
While innovation and instinct in networking is key, below are some resources to help you make the right connections as well as find the positions that are formally recruited.
- Planning Institute of British Columbia - PIBC Classifieds
- Canadian Institute of Planners - CIP job board (also has good links to other resources)
- American Planning Association - APA job board and other career resources and links
- UBC Career Services