2018 National Planning Conference

Recent Grad in the Working World

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

Location: R08

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188259


  • What is expected of a new planning employee
  • What makes one planner stand out above others at an interview
  • What types of projects a new planner will work on in both the private and public sector


Whether you are a recent graduate or young professional, or just a professional looking to making a career change, come learn the answers to becoming a successful planner and the diverse paths you can take to get there. This facilitated discussion will be led by a panel of seasoned professionals who will discuss their career paths, the value of AICP, choices available to you as a planner, and other career topics chosen by participants. Speakers include a diverse representation of planners from private consulting firms, self-employed planners, public sector planners, and planners who have worked internationally. The session’s main content is created from questions from the audience in an interactive, informative, honest and fun session.

Session Speakers

Anthony J. LaColla, AICP
Plan Hillsborough
Tampa, FL

Cade W. Hobbick, AICP
STV Incorporated
New York, NY

Linda Amato, AICP
Environmental Science Associates (ESA)
Seattle, WA

Marcel C. Acosta
National Capital Planning Commission
Washington, DC

Terri E. Avila
Los Angeles, CA

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