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It’s that time of year again. Hopefully everyone had a great summer. I can’t believe it’s over! The school year is off to a great start. To date 43 schools have signed up and have started designing their cities of the future.
Our greatest need at this stage of the competition is for mentors. Each school is assigned a mentor to work with the students and share their real world experiences to help them develop their future city. Just 1 or 2 hours a week can make a big difference in how students approach their project and how they start to address it. The following is a the current list of schools that need mentors:
Join other planning graduate student at the APA Mentoring Program Lunch Series. This lunch series will feature professionals from a variety of planning fields with a discussion on their work and careers in the field.
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 12:15PM
Location: Meyerson Hall, Room B6
PennDesign, 210 S 34th Street
Pizza will be served!
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Happy October from Future City Philadelphia. The program is going strong with 46 schools registered. Here is the current list of schools that need mentors:
“The Landscape” with Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger
September 23rd 6:00 PM
Meyerson Hall: 34th and Walnut, Upper Gallery
Cost: Free—Free with eventbrite registration
Have you ever listened to a presentation and wondered how this person got their job? How did they get this far? What projects are they most proud of? What are their biggest regrets? APAPASE’s events committee has designed a new series called “The Landscape” where these types of questions will be answered! The concept is similar to “Inside the Actors Studio”. Prestigious planners nominated by APA’s members will answer a set of questions with a live audience. This event is the first APA PA SE Mentor Program event and will serve as a great opportunity for mentors to meet up with their students.
We’re honored to have Deputy Mayor Greenberger as our first speaker. Alan Greenberger is the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce. He also serves as Chairman of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. He has been with the City of Philadelphia since 2008.
Remember when you were a planning student and weren’t sure which concentration to choose or how to navigate the job market?
For the seventh year, the American Planning Association of Southeast Pennsylvania (APAPA-SE) is launching a mentor program to connect professionals in the planning field and local city planning graduate students. The program will include students from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. This program has helped students to learn about an array of planning jobs and day to day work responsibilities of planners as well as to receive advice for navigating the job and internship search.
If you are interested in signing up to be a mentor, please fill out this form and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking mentors to submit materials by Wednesday, September 10th.
- What qualifications are most important for entry-level planners?
- What technical skills are preferred or necessary to succeed at your workplace?
- What interview methods are used by your company or organization?
Happy New Year from Future City Philadelphia! We are pleased to announce a new location for this year’s regional competition – SAP America, 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA. Our 41 participating schools are hard at work on their models and presentations and are getting ready for the big event. We need volunteers for the following positions:
PRELIMINARY JUDGE: be a member of a judging team that listens to, asks questions of, and judges the preliminary teams.
Time commitment – Saturday, January 26, 8:00AM – 12:00PM. Preliminary Judges are required to attend a training session if you have not judged before. The training session will be a teleconference at 12pm on1/22.
SPECIAL AWARDS EVALUATOR: talk with teach team’s members to determine which team best meets the criteria of your organization’s special award.
Time commitment – Saturday, January 26, 8:00AM – 12:00PM.
GENERAL VOLUNTEER: help run the competition by volunteering to help with registration, act as a team escort, take photos, update our website, etc.
Time commitment – Saturday, January 26, 8:00AM – 1:00PM. A few volunteers are needed starting at7:00AM and a few more to help during the afternoon.
The school year is off to a great start. To date 42 schools have signed up and have started designing their cities of the future. Hopefully there will be a few more schools that sign up before the October 31 deadline. After the jump is the current list of schools that need mentors:
APAPASE and The Reinvestment Fund are pleased to kick off the 2013-2014 Mentor Program at a mixer held at the TRF office on Thursday, October 24. This will be an opportunity for students and professionals who have been matched as mentees and mentors to meet each other as well as fellow program participants.
Professionals who are interested in learning more about the program and becoming a mentor this year are welcome to attend!
Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7pm
The Reinvestment Fund, 1700 Market Street
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP required by October 21st: https://2013mentormixer.eventbrite.com/
(Students must be signed up for the 2013-2014 Mentor Program to attend)