Professional Council Events

“Nancy, Thank you so much for all of your helpful input and advice tonight. It has already been extremely useful as I think about my resume and cover letters. The PC is one of the top reasons I chose to get my degree at the University of Washington and events like the one tonight reaffirm I made the right decision! I truly appreciate it. “

The Department of Urban Design and Planning Professional Council (PC) hosts a number of events each year. This is an opportunity for students to connect with their PC Mentors and events can range from neighborhood tours to  resume clinics to office tours.

These events are often limited to MUP students but the Professional Council also host a quarterly lecture series which are available to the larger community. Click to view upcoming and past Lecture Series 

2022 Upcoming events

UDP Professionals Council Resume Clinic
Thursday, January 27⋅3:30 – 5:00pm

 

https://washington.zoom.us/j/99893126758

UDP Professionals Council Resume Clinic
Thursday, February 3⋅3:30 – 5:00pm

 

https://washington.zoom.us/j/92180489843

UDP Professionals Council Resume Clinic
Thursday, February 10⋅3:30 – 5:00pm

 

https://washington.zoom.us/j/96666073083

PAST PC EVENTS

 

/MUP Mentor Match-up Meeting, Tuesday, October 26th

Please view the profiles of the PC meembers HERE

Welcome Back to the U District! Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 PM

 

 

Join PC members in Gould Court then head up to the Ave for live music and food!

 

 

PC Events 2020/2021

Despite the pandemic, the UW Urban Design and Planning Program’s Professionals Council (PC) has continued to support students in the Urban Design and Planning graduate program
during the 2020/2021 school year. The PC currently has 47 active professionals serving 46 first-year and 49 second-year master’s students. All PC programs were adapted to a virtual platform and, as we all adjusted to living in the Zoom universe, proved to be very successful. Highlighted activities from this year include:

  • The PC Lecture Series held three virtual lectures, featuring speakers from around the country
    and even Canada
  • Our Resume and Mock Interview Clinics helped students prepare for their first planning jobs
  • We facilitated portfolio building workshops with Urban Design students
  •  Our internship clearinghouse helped students find hands-on planning positions
  • A virtual Pizza Party (with Grub Hub coupons for the students) provided a meet and greet
    opportunity for the students to get to know the PC members
  • Our “Year-end Celebration” allowed students to showcase their research work and projects
  • The Virtual Scavenger Hunt introduced students to landmarks in the Seattle Area.

PC EVENTS 2019/2020

Sat, Sept. 21 2019  PC Orientation Session for 1st Year MUP Students

• 8:30 to 1:30 CBE Combined Depts Charrette (Lunch Provided for Students/Mentors Attending)
• 1:30 pm: Welcome/Intro of PC to the students
• Presentation on WA, Puget Sound, and Seattle planning context and major issues
• 3:00 pm ish: Walking Tours (Shelly B is organizing

October 7, 2019 Mentor/Mentee Match Up Event

  • Mentor/mentee matching session
  • Presentation of PC Member bios

October 25, 2019 Pizza Party for New First-Year Students

  • Social event to meet up with mentor/mentee

November 6, 2019 Resume/Cover Letter Clinic

  •    Advice for resumes & cover letters

January 21, 2020 Mock Interview/Presentation Skills Clinic

  • Advice for successful interviews and presentation skills, followed by mock interview of students in attendance

Planned but cancelled due to covid:

April (Date TBD)Office Tour / Happy Hour

  • Tour local planning offices to provide exposure to professional workplace environments; Planners from various planning environments talk about different options for students’ careers

Late May : Capstone, end of year Celebrations

PC EVENTS 2018/2019

Sat, Sept. 22 PC Orientation Session for 1st Year MUP Students

• Welcome/Intro of PC to the students
• Presentation on WA, Puget Sound, and Seattle planning context and major issues
• Mentor/mentee matching session
• LUNCH
• Two Walking Tours of Chinatown International District or Pike/Pine Commercial District (students choose one)

Fri, October 12 Pizza Party for New First-Year Students

  • Social event to meet up with mentor/mentee

Fri, Nov. 16 Resume/Cover Letter Clinic

  • “Short Event” re: advice for resumes & cover letters
    CBE Happy Hour to follow this event

 

Fri, Dec. 7 5:00 p.m Informal Gathering(s) with MUP Students

  • Discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Ben Han

Thurs, Jan. 24 Mock Interview Clinic

  • Advice for successful interviews, followed by mock interview of students in attendance.

Fri, April 12 Office Tour / Happy Hour

  • Tour local planning offices to provide exposure to professional workplace environments; Planners from various planning environments talk about different options for students’ careers

Wed April 24: Walking Tour: Yesler Terrace (5-6:30); happy hour (6:30-8)

  • Late May End of year Capstone Event and Celebration