<p class="MsoNormal"> Two years ago the Planetizen editors asked me to contribute a monthly blog posting. The first one appeared in February 2007 and I have managed to submit <a href="/blog/10386" target="_blank">posts </a>monthly for two years. In accepting the assignment, I decided that I needed to have an angle. I write, teach, and practice about the substance of planning so I decided to do something else—provide advice for students on how to enter and succeed in planning programs. Martin Krieger at USC already provided a terrific <a href="http://blogs.usc.edu/sppd/krieger/" target="_blank">advice column</a> for doctoral students so I decided to focus on students in professional planning programs. </p>
Two years ago the Planetizen editors asked me to contribute
a monthly blog posting. The first one appeared in February 2007 and I have
managed to submit posts
monthly for two years. In accepting the assignment, I decided that I needed to
have an angle. I write, teach, and practice about the substance of planning so
I decided to do something else-provide advice for students on how to enter and
succeed in planning programs. Martin Krieger at USC already provided a terrific
advice column for doctoral students so I
decided to focus on students in professional planning programs.
The following paragraphs list many of my earlier posts clustering
them into themes. Topics include:
- Getting into graduate school
in planning: how to find the right program, apply, and
which offer to take up.
- Undertaking the exit
project or thesis. Topics include the what, why, and when of choosing an exit option,
common problems, managing your committee, and actually
- Making the most of being a student
and learning when (not) to email experts.
- Finding online resources to
increase your planning knowledge including: images, articles, organizations,
- Developing skills for
planning including: writing, managing time, doing a literature review, and
creating a portfolio.
I'll continue my
advice column next week with advice on picking a first job.
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