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1 Career Discovery and Possibilities By: Natalie Chiovitti

2 Agenda 1. Learning Styles Report- Visual kinesthetic 2. Discovery Final Report: Course subject areas Favourite courses Occupations (Urban planner, Marketing specialist, Human resource specialist 3. Career Overview of Career of choice: Urban planning 2

3 Visual and kinesthetic learner + Studying Tips Visual Learner A person that learns about concepts, data, and other information through seeing a demonstration or watching a video. Kinesthetic Learner A person that learns through doing or participating in an example in order to obtain concepts, data, and other information. Write down everything you remember then write down parts you missed from the text book. Watch videos demonstrating what you are studying for. Redone all questions previously assigned to you. 3

4 Top Three Course Subject areas and Favourite courses 4 Course subject areas DescriptionFavourite courses Different in real life? (yes or no) EnglishHelps develop reading writing and oral skills. EnglishNo BusinessDevelops digital literacy skills, learning how to use different programs (e.g. Word.) BusinessNo Physical education Promotes lifelong healthy active living and teaches fitness skills. GeographyNo, However I equally like geography because of different projects.

5 Top Three Occupation Interests Areas 1.Liberal Arts 2.Creative Arts 3.Business 5

6 Highlights: What I Like Best in Each Career 1.Urban planner 2.Marketing Specialist 3.Human Resources Specialist Urban planners create and develop cities. Directs and looks at marketing strategies for establishments. Develops, and looks at human resources and labour relations polices. 6

7 Career Overview: Urban Planner 1. Develop plans 2. recommends policies 3. manages land use and physical facilities for urban (city), rural (farming) areas and remote regions (e.g. aboriginal reserves.)

8 3 Qualities Needed to be a Good Urban Planner Build up urban areas according to the customer’s needs Team collaboration Be open minded Organize different customers needs and meet them Organize time and manage deadlines Organization skills Be able to create new ideas and different alternatives Make a visual representation of ideas Creativity 8

9 Estimated Salary On average in Canada Urban planners make 110, 800 per year. - Courtesy: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Potinial Employers Government (federal, provincial and municipal) : employ you to design their cities. Companies (architectural, engineering, and other scientific : may employ you to be apart of the design team. Firms (management consulting): may employ you to design on a contract basis. 9

10 What are some titles for Urban planners? Depending on your speciality (agriculture, architecture, physical science, engineering) in urban planning, some titles are: 1.Landscape Architects (green spaces, private contracts) 2.Surveyors (for the city, they measure land) 3.Urban and Regional Planners (create cities) 4.Assistant planner urban forestry (manage green space) 10

11 Employment Requirements- Highlights A bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, engineering or a related discipline is required A master's degree in one of these disciplines may be required Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is usually required Membership in a provincial planning institute may be required in some provinces 11

12 Useful Courses Agriculture Engineering Physical science Geography Architecture (sketching courses for plan drafts) History By choosing one of these, will lead you to a different area of urban planning. 12

13 Useful Experiences in Preparing for Urban Planning Travel- to see how different cites are organized, (e.g. recreational, residential, commercial and institutional.) Internship or shadowing day (e.g. bring your kind to work day)- see how people in urban planning deal with different needs, create ideas, presentations, reports and meeting deadlines. Tours- to tour different cultural history museums (e.g. the ROM) 13

14 Work Environment Urban planners work for the government or for consulting companies. Most of their work is done in an office environment using computers, phones, and possibly sketching materials. Visit and examine the areas of land and neighbourhoods they are working with, travelling on site. A planner's work is often done in cooperation with a team of other community experts and officials. Hours are full time during the week, Meetings and extra work are sometimes done on evenings and weekends. 14

15 Main Duties- What do Urban Planners do? Collects research on factors affecting land use Consult with municipal, provincial and federal authorities to develop land use plans Prepare land development plans for roads, parks and other land uses Prepare plans for environmental protection Present plans to authorities and hold public meetings to present plans 15

16 Employment Prospect and Prospect details 16 Courtesy: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada As the chart shows, by 2020, there will be 136,924 jobs in Urban planning may be available. Now in 2015 there are about 129, 913 job opportunities and by 2020 there will be 7,011 more job opportunities in Urban Planning

17 Conclusion What I learned is that being an Urban planner is a broad title, there are many areas to specialize in. So far the one I am interested in being is an Urban and Regional Planner. 17 Thank you

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