Career Resources

Start your job search here. 

PLA students have access to highly-trained and professional career services offices. Make an appointment today to meet an advisor at the College of Letters & Science Career Services. The L&S Career Services website for students offers a wealth of resources and information, including basic professional development tools and tips. 

Success in graduate school and beyond requires that you create a plan, take advantage of resources and opportunities to develop your skills, and explore career resources and options. By actively participating in professional development opportunities at UW-Madison, you will build the skills needed to continue to succeed academically, and to thrive in your chosen career.

The Writing Center is a great place to take a resume or cover letter to get some objective feedback. They also offer a number of excellent workshops related to both professional and academic writing. 

The American Planning Association (APA) helps emerging planners gear up for the careers they want, begin here.  

Visit our Alumni pages to connect with URPL and LA alumni.

Additional Resources

American Planning Association (APA) Career Center

Internship and Job Databases–Planning Specific

Nationwide and International

Other Wisconsin-specific Organizations

Regional Planning Commissions

American Society of Landscape Architects

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

American Society of Landscape Architects Wisconsin Chapter 

The Environmental Design Research Association 

Society for Ecological Restoration