Career Reality Webinar


New planners and students have many questions about the planning profession. Hear-first hand from a planning hiring manager and a career management specialist on how to be strategic in your job search. Learn what employers are looking for and how to increase your chances of getting hired.

The webinar is on March 4th at 12 noon CT. The event is free, but you must be a APA member to sign up. To sign up, visit the APA page: https://www.planning.org/careerrealitywebinars/

Photo by Joe Szurszewski (CC BY-NC 4.0). Copyright 2016 American Planning Association.

2nd Annual Transportation-minded Happy Hour

Join the Maryland APA Chapter on Monday, January 27th from 5:30-7:30 pm for a Transportation-minded happy hour. We will hear from the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance about transportation in 2020, including likely hot topics for the upcoming legislative session. The happy hour will be held at the Monument City Brewing at 1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, MD. Light food will be provided.

Employment Opportunities


The City of Gaithersburg has three open Planner positions. Information about the positions can be found in the links below:

AICP Study Group

Are you taking the AICP exam in the Spring? Join the MD APA Emerging Planners Group and attend some of the sessions at Morgan State University. The session is open to everyone. If you are interested, please email mdapaemergingplaners@gmail.com

APA Maryland “Active Hours”

A new initiative by APA Maryland was launched this year called “Active Hours”. It is essentially APA Maryland teaming up with another local nonprofit to lend some helping hands to their cause. The first Active Hours will be with Civic Works, at the Real Food Farm on July 11th from 4:30 pm- 7:00 pm . Volunteers will be working on a farm and tending to various crops to help with food security. Please wear closed-toe shoes, and weather appropriate clothing that can get dirty. For more information please contact Joe Griffiths at jgroffit1037@gmail.com

2019 National Planning Conference- Career Zone

Every year, the National Planning Conference holds a Career Zone, which offers interactive activities to support your job search and career development, no matter where you are in your planning career. The Career Zone is available to all current or future job seekers who will be attending the conference. The Career Zone offers the following:

  • Resume Clinic
  • Professional Headshots
  • Employer Connection Job Fair
  • Career Services: Career Networking Power Hour
  • Mentor Match & Mixer

For more information about the Career Zone and scheduling information, please visit: https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9172672/