Career Services


Professional Development at DUSP

Other resources related to professional development are offered within the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. These include:


Planning In Practice

Planning in Practice is a professional development course rooted in experiential learning and reflection, aimed at enhancing students' understanding of the planning profession through a combination of internship, reflection assignments, and in-class discussions. Students have interned at a range of public, private, and non-profit organizations, including:

DUSP/PKG Summer Fellowship Program

DUSP, in association with the MIT Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, sponsors a program offering DUSP students a limited number of summer fellowships in domestic and international planning.

MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD)

Building E39, Room 305; (617) 715-5329

The MIT GECD assists all students with making informed decisions about career development and finding opportunities related to their professional objectives. Services include individual career counseling; job listings; assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and salary negotiation; alumni/ae and employer information; graduate placement information; collaboration with DUSP on professional development seminars; print and electronic career- related library resources; and a variety of career workshops.

GECD resources and programs include:

Many employers that hire planners recruit new staff through job announcements and personal networks, rather than on-campus recruiting. However, each year a number of employers who are interesting to DUSP students participate in on-campus recruiting. These have included consulting and urban design firms, financial institutions and public agencies.