Alumni

UPPP alumni represent a diverse group of professionals, holding positions in both the private and public sector and bridging the gap between practice and academics. MURP alumni have built a strong reputation among employers throughout Southern California and beyond, in transportation, housing, community development, environmental planning, land-use planning and other areas of specialization. UPPP doctoral students pursue careers in academia, business, government, and research institutions. UPPP graduate students have taken tenure-track jobs at highly-regarded research universities and have interned for organizations that include the World Bank, the Orange County Business Council, the Public Policy Institute of California, and the University of California UC-DC program in Washington, D.C.

Connections

UCI Planning Alumni (UPA) is a volunteer organization that seeks to create a supportive community among UCI alumni working in the planning field and UCI students exploring careers in planning. Formerly the MURP Alumni Council, the organization broadened its focus in fall 2018, and is now an official chapter of the UCI Alumni Association. UPA's Mentorship Program matches UCI planning students with alumni planning practioners, to learn more about planning career options and build professional relationships.
 
The School of Social Ecology offers a number of opportunities for its alumni to engage in campus and school-wide activities. Learn more at their Alumni page
 
UCI's Division of Career Pathways (formerly UCI Career Center) offers a variety of services for students and alumni, including recruiting, networking and job search options.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

What did MURP graduates go on to do after UCI? Why did they choose UCI and what do they feel they gained from their time in the MURP program? View some of their stories at our MURP Alumni Voices page.

PhD in Planning, Policy, and Design

You can view professional placement information for our doctoral program graduates on the Ph.D. Alumni Table maintained by the School of Social Ecology's Graduate Affairs office.

View some of their stories: UPPP Doctoral Alumni Notes


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