Planning at Illinois hosts first event in new "Get A Job" series

October 18, 2021

The department is launching a year-long series entitled “Get A Job” to provide a variety of professional development activities for students. The first event, on Thursday, October 21st at 5pm on Zoom, is a panel discussion with several Planning at Illinois alumni working as practitioners in a variety of planning jobs that include local government, non-profits, consultants, and more. The session will start with panelists describing their career path, the kind of planning work they do in their job, from the big picture to a typical day, and what they did as students to prepare. After that the audience will have a chance to ask questions.

Featured planners include:

  • Erin Cigliano (BAUP 2006), Principal at Teska Associates
  • Wendell Joseph (MUP 2015), Associate Planner at Sasaki
  • Gabe Lewis (BAUP 2006), Transportation Planner at Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
  • Lindsey Miller (BAUSP 2018 & MUP 2019), Transportation Planner at Alliance Transportation Group, Inc.
  • Heidy Persaud (MUP 2012), Director of Transportation Equity at Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
  • Rachael Wilson (MUP 2017), Policy Analyst at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

You must register in advance to attend this event at: (Links to an external site.)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Future sessions:
Session 2: How do I find an internship? (November 4th at 5pm on Zoom)
Session 3: Applying for and Accepting the Job (February 2022)
Session 4: Starting the New Job (March 2022)

Flier for Get A Job series Session 1 with black and white map background
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