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 www.govhrusa.com
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.