Career Resources

This webpage brings together a variety of resources to help MUP students find internships, jobs, and conference funding information. In addition, students are always welcome to meet with MUP faculty members to discuss career planning.

Finding a Job or an Internship

To assist students in finding an internship, we recommend joining the SJSU_UrbanPlanConnect-group (formerly SJSU_MURPs). This group provides a centralized location for information exchange among SJSU students, faculty, and alumni by sharing information about planning internships, jobs, and planning-related events in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions.

SJSU's Career Center also assists students in finding internships and jobs, as well as providing support on interviewing skills and resume preparation.

Once MUP students have completed their required 180 hours of professional work experience, they should ask their supervisor to complete the Internship Completion/Professional Work Experience Form [pdf] and submit it to the department.

Career Resources for New Planners/Planning Students

The American Planning Association provides a number of career-related resources for planners. Also, all new MUP students are eligible for a free one-year membership to APA. Contact the graduate advisor for more information.

A great resource for emerging planners is Rick Wilson's blog "Launching your Planning Career: A Guide for Idealists."

Professional Associations

Numerous professional associations are of interest to planners, and many of these associations offer special membership rates for students.

American Planning Association 
American Planning Association, California Chapter
American Planning Association, Northern California Section 
Association of Environmental Professionals 
Association of Environmental Professionals, California Chapter 
Association of Environmental Professionals, Bay Area Chapter 
Transportation Research Board 
Urban Land Institute 
ULI SF Chapter
WTS, Advancing Women in Transportation
WTS, Advancing Women in Transportation, San Francisco Chapter

Conference Funding Proposals

URBP Student Conference Proposal

Career Center Connections

Visit the Career Center page for additional information and help.