When you're just starting out, a little help can go a long way. Take a look at the helpful resources that APA offers to emerging professionals.
Participate in or start a Planning Student Organization at your school.
Represent your PSO on the Student Representatives Council to sharpen your leadership and communication skills, share your ideas with other APA members, and promote student participation in the national organization.
Take advantage of opportunities for financial assistance: APA, chapter, and division scholarships, fellowships, and writing competitions.
Present your project or research in a poster or capstone at the APA National Planning Conference.
Gain national recognition of your individual or group project or paper by applying for and receiving an AICP Student Project Award.
Join your local chapter's Young Professionals Group.
Find a mentor to offer guidance and help you make connections.
Learn about a planner's typical day.
Get tips on how to land a planning job.
Post your resume on APA's members-only webpage.
Follow current job listings.
Learn about related careers and associated professions.