Career Resources

Check out materials available to help guide those interested in a planning career.


These publications are available from

  • A Career Worth Planningby Warren Jones and Natalie Macris
  • A Guide to Careers in Community Development by Paul C. Brophy and Alice Shabecoff
  • The Job of the Practicing Planner by Albert Solnit
  • What Planners Do by Charles Hoch

Career Sessions at National Planning Conference

Each year APA's National Planning Conference holds at least one session on careers. In addition, a mobile workshop is conducted for young planners and students to give them an inside look at practice in the public, private, and, even sometimes, the nonprofit sector. Review the National Planning Conference program for more information.

Student Membership in APA

There is no better way to keep informed and learn about career opportunities to than to become a student member of the American Planning Association. Benefits include Planning, The New Planner, a student website, networking, and discounts on a wide range of products and services.