Fall Open House

Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to be a part of your community or want a career where you make a difference? If so, consider a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning!

The School of Urban and Regional Planning invites you to our Open House:

October 20, 2017
3:30-6:00 p.m.
Minnesota Room, Iowa Memorial Union

Please register here. For more information, please contact Anne Nessa or 319-335-0041. We look forward to seeing you.

The open house is an ideal time to learn what planners do, what the master’s degree program offers, and learn about career opportunities in urban and regional planning. Planners are concerned with issues such as affordable housing shortages, urban sprawl, neighborhood revitalization and traffic congestion. Areas of specialization include economic development, land use and environmental planning, housing and community development, geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation.

Hear from professors, alumni and students about career opportunities and planning at the University of Iowa. Students in the program come from all undergraduate majors, and graduates secure jobs in government, private consulting firms and nonprofit organizations. Enjoy pizza and refreshments and discover how you can help people move, work and live better.

Open House Schedule

Minnesota Room, Iowa Memorial Union

3:30Introduction and Welcome: Overview of the Program
 Charles Connerly
 Professor and Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning
3:45Alumni Panelists - Three alumni describe their careers
 Della Caldwell, Engineer in Training
 Mike Palermo, Long Range Planner
 Eric Wilke, Transportation Planner
4:30Student Panelists - Describe the Planning graduate school experience
 Sadya Islam, Chris Jasper, Matt Morlan, Maggie Richardson

327 Jessup Hall, The Univeristy of Iowa

5:00Refreshments and conversation with current students, faculty and alumni
 Tour the school facilities and student area