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.
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.
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