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Old 03-08-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Hello everyone! I am a 23 yr old male from Phoenix, Arizona. I will be graduating from Arizona State with my BS in Urban Planning in May. I have never been to Louisville, but I have read here that this is a great area for college graduates. I would like to live in an area with lots of people my age and good nightlife as I am used to the city life. With that being said, I have a couple questions.

1. Are there any companies that hire urban planning graduates?
2. Is it safe around the downtown area?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Hello everyone! I am a 23 yr old male from Phoenix, Arizona. I will be graduating from Arizona State with my BS in Urban Planning in May. I have never been to Louisville, but I have read here that this is a great area for college graduates. I would like to live in an area with lots of people my age and good nightlife as I am used to the city life. With that being said, I have a couple questions.

1. Are there any companies that hire urban planning graduates?
2. Is it safe around the downtown area?
!. Yes
2. Yes.

Keep in mind Louisville is much smaller than Phoenix, but in some ways is more "urban" as it has more historic areas.


New2Lou is a good way to start to get connected with people. I also recommend try looking at meetup.com to see if there is a local group that interests you. Another way to meet people is through church.

I am not a church person, but I found https://www.facebook.com/sojournmidtown to my liking as they had an urban mission and great song and dance programs.

Eater Louisville : The Louisville Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog provides some info about local food, along with LouisvilleHotBytes.com.

metromix.com and leoweekly.com can give info about nightlife

Try contacting the UofL Urban Planning people to see if they can refer you to a job:

Welcome to the Department of Urban and Public Affairs — University of Louisville
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What do you mean by urban planning? There are a few specific jobs in with that title and a lot of jobs that have certain elements of it. I got a geography degree and a few urban planning classes and I know map utility pole infrastructure
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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By urban planning, I mean more along the lines of city and regional planning. I'm looking for companies/jobs that cater to a generalist planner role, but I also have an interest in community development.

To Peter1948, I've looked through those links, and they had a lot of cool things to do on there. Thank you!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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So, I called the UofL department and they only work with UoL students.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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So, I called the UofL department and they only work with UoL students.
Boo I would try all the usual job hunting sites.

Urban Design Studio | Home

Try contacting the UD studio. I would also try friending some of the people there on Facebook and picking their brains. This kind of online social media networking can land you a job!

I do know that City Properties group is a large urban design/development group that has been expanding. Bill Weyland with them is wonderful. I know he is always looking for young talent.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I sent a friend request to one of the staff members at UDS. I'm also drafting emails to send to Bill Weyland and the Director of UDS.

Should I attach my resume/cover letter?

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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I sent a friend request to one of the staff members at UDS. I'm also drafting emails to send to Bill Weyland and the Director of UDS.

Should I attach my resume/cover letter?
Yes. Be polite but persistent. It is a very tough economy across the US. Ask someone at your school or a friend with an English degree to review your resume and cover letter.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I recently went to my career services center to have them critique my résumé/cover letter. I got it reformatted and the whole nine yards. I didn't send them this time around, but I will when they reply to the emails.
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