Watch the APA-IL "Pathways to Planning" Career Webinar!

Updated: Jan 22

On May 7, 2020, the APA-IL Membership Committee hosted a webinar to explore and showcase the diverse nature of planning jobs, wide variety of sectors and skills necessary, and provide webinar participants with advice and reassurance. In the current climate of a global pandemic, career anxiety is running high for current students, potential students, those in transition, and those with job uncertainty.

Thank you to the excellent panel of that discussed their winding career paths, provided information and opportunities to those seeking a career in planning.

The panelists included:

  • John Carlisle, AICP, Senior Planner, Village of Park Ridge

  • Tim Gustafson, AICP, Senior Planner, Epstein

  • Nina Idemudia, AICP, Director of Planning, MUSE Community + Design

  • Katanya Raby, Policy Advisor, City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor

Mike Earl, GovHR USA, was the APA-IL's special guest and offered professional insight and overview of resources available from GovHR USA to help recent graduates and job seekers. We recommend visiting

to find out more about their services, read through their articles, and to sign up for their weekly job notices.

The APA-IL would also like to thank moderator Phillip Green, Village of Woodridge and APA-IL Membership Committee member and Emily Egan, AICP, Membership Committee Chair for all work they put in to planning and executing the Chapter's first webinar!

After watching the video below, we recommend that you read Phillip Green's blog, Aghhh! I’m graduating into a global crisis! for additional career advice and resources.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guest speakers in this webinar are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the APA-IL.  

#career #mentoring #students #webinar

Recent Posts

See All


The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.


The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  




American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter

c/o NIU Center for Governmental Studies
148 N. 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115


© 2014 APA-IL







  • APA-IL Facebook
  • APA-IL Twitter
  • APA-IL LinkedIn
  • APA-IL Instagram
  • APA-IL YouTube