Urban and Regional Planning
So I'm an Urban and Regional Planning Major, Now What?
A degree in Urban and Regional Planning prepares students for careers in city, county, regional, state and national government, private consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and research and academic institutions.
Where Do My People Work?
Common Career Tracks
- Based on LinkedIn, SJSU urban and regional planning majors commonly work in opreations, program and project management, and education. Common employers include the City of San Jose, VTA, and Apple.
- Learn about the different career tracks on What Can I Do With My Major?
- Research job titles at O*Net - Career Information Database.
- Research job statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Interested in graduate school? View Payscale's Lifetime Earnings to see how years of experience vs. degree level influence average lifetime earnings.
Where Do I Look for Opportunities?
Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Check SJSU Handshake, SJSU's job and internship database exclusively for students.
General Job/Internship Boards
- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
- Metropolitan Transportation Commission
- USAJobs / Pathways Internships for Students/Recent Grads
- County of Santa Clara / Internships / Volunteer
- City of San Jose / Volunteer
- City and County of San Francisco
- CA.gov (View List of Jobs by Major)
How Can I Get Involved?
- American Planning Association
- Urban Land Institute San Francisco Bay Area
- Planetizen: The Planning & Development Network
- National Association of Environmental Professionals
How Can I Increase My Chances of Succeeding?
Job Search Tips
- Research company reviews, salaries, interviews, & benefits on Glassdoor.
- For more resources check out Environmental Studies.
- Visit our Drop-In Hours at ACCESS, the College of Social Science's Success Center.
- Attend workshops, job fairs, and other events as listed on our Program Calendar.