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Brandonz
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Username: Brandonz

Post Number: 17
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 141.211.250.234
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 9:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi folks, if anyone can point me in the right direction, maybe you can. Is there a centralized website/mailing list where planning/development/cultural organizing etc. jobs in Detroit are typically posted, or do I have to continually search around through various government, quasi-public authority, private firm, and nonprofit websites? I'm graduating with a Master of Urban Planning degree, but also have significant experience in grassroots events (music mainly)-planning/promotion/gen eral community-building projects. I'm open to many possibilities in the City or Hamtramck-- any leads would be much appreciated.
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1630
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brandon,

Email me, you should know where.

The quick answer to his question, for everybody else, is no, there is not a good centalized site for that information.
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Bvos
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Username: Bvos

Post Number: 1404
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.238.170.38
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 10:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ditto to Jsmyers' comments.

You've just got to weekly check websites to find the jobs. There hasn't been anything in the non-profit field for a year or two and prospects don't look good for quite a while.

Networking is a must in the planning field as well. If you're not networking, don't expect to have a job. I don't know if you've checked the APA website or Planetizen, but you'll see tons of jobs in California, Virginia, etc. but virtually nothing for Michigan. That's the reality of planning jobs in Michigan right now.

If you're open to an internship now's the time to get that secured. That's about the only good way to get a "job" in the planning field right now as a new graduate.

Where are you graduating from? What's your concentration?

Shoot me an email at bvos1 at sbcglobal dot net and I can share the websites I've been using for job searching. You've really got to be agressive to get a job in planning right now.
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Jfried
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Username: Jfried

Post Number: 817
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 209.131.7.190
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 1:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

non profit jobs

http://comnet.org/jobs/
http://cedam.info/Career_Corne r.htm

planning & econ dev. jobs

http://www.planningmi.org/reso urces4055682.asp
http://www.planning.org/Jobson line/ads.htm
http://www.planetizen.com/jobs /
http://www.oakgov.com/pers0001 /
http://www.pzcenter.com/jobs.c fm\
http://www.govtjobs.com/econ/
http://www.govtjobs.com/plan/

I haven't seen many jobs in Detroit lately. I agree with the posts above that your best bet is to network, and contact agencies directly. You may need to complete an unpaid internship to get your foot in the door.
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Brandonz
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Username: Brandonz

Post Number: 19
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 68.40.195.29
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 1:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the tips. I'll email the two of you shortly (as soon as I finish the paper I'm in the midst of writing).

For the record, I'm graduating from UM with a concentration in Land Use and Environmental Planning.

And yes, unfortunately, it seems most of the jobs I'm finding are located in places I really don't want to spend my mid-20s living in (small towns, suburbs, etc)
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Drdetroit
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Username: Drdetroit

Post Number: 39
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 199.179.239.77
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck Brandonz.

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