About Graduates of the Program
Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Planning

What sorts of jobs do students get upon graduation?
Where do alumni work after they have been out of the program for 5 or more years?
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What sorts of jobs do students get upon graduation?

Upon graduation, students obtain jobs in a variety of planning settings in southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and across the country. A list of recent graduates' first job after graduation is provided below.

HNTB, Inc., a national planning consulting firm
Lake County, Illinois
Baltimore County, Maryland
Planning and Design Institute, a local planning consulting firm
City of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a medium-sized city in southeast Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
City of Franklin, a small suburban community on Milwaukee�s southeast side
Village of Barrington, Illinois
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Industrial Council of Northwest Chicago
Eppstein-Uhen Architects, an architecture and planning firm
City of Milwaukee
Wisconsin Electric Co.
Wisconsin State Budget Office
A county planning department in Washington State
Foth and Van Dyke, an engineering and planning firm
Cherokee County, Georgia
Urban Strategies, Toronto, Ontario, an architecture and planning firm
City of Peoria, Illinois
Milwaukee County Transit

Where do alumni work after they have been out of the program for 5 or more years?

The list of agencies and firms where alumni work after 5 or more years experience is relatively similar to the list above. The difference is that students progress into positions of increasing responsibility. A number of our alumni who graduated in the last 2-5 years are already directors of planning departments for small and medium-sized cities. Among our graduates from 5-20 years ago, a large proportion of achieved positions of substantial responsibility, including executive positions in planning agencies and in consulting firms.