Students in Urban and Regional Studies come from many different disciplinary fields and areas of interest -- from economics and geography to psychology and sociology. We share a commitment to making a difference in their our community, and in the world around us. The undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Studies will serve as an appropriate entry for jobs associated with all of these areas of study.
Graduates of our program have found employment as architects, business entrepreneurs, cartographers, community organizers, housing developers, urban planners, and many other careers in areas including community and economic development, urban and regional planning, building and zoning inspection, and more. Our graduates report higher starting salaries than graduates from other social science majors, and higher even than those of graduates in the professional programs!
Because employment opportunities for students in Urban and Regional Studies include such a wide range of careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, there are a wide range of resources that you can consult to help with your job search.
First, for some very good information on preparing resumes, job interviews, and the like, be sure to visit Career Services at UW-Green Bay.
Employment opportunities across a wide range of careers in your local communities--including work with government agencies and community organizations as well as the private sector --may be found in the job listings of your local newspapers, including the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Appleton Post-Crescent, and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. For a statewide and regional listing of employment opportunities, you will want to check out the job listings in the Chicago Tribune, Madison Capital Times, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Students interested in careers in economic development, urban planning, and related areas in the public sector should also look at the job postings for individual towns and cities. All such job openings must be posted for public notice. You may want to start with employment listings for local communities; including Appleton, Green Bay, De Pere, and Brown County. Expand your job search to include employment listings for larger cities in the Midwest, including Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis - St. Paul.
Current job openings in urban and regional planning, community and economic development, and related areas in Wisconsin can be viewed at the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association website.
A national listing of current job openings in urban and regional planning, community and economic development, and related areas across the country can be viewed at the website for the American Planning Association.