APA Virginia and VCU URSP “Mentor A Planning Student” (MAPS)
APA Virginia and VCU Urban and Regional Studies & Planning have partnered for the 2022-2023 VCU academic year to implement a Mentor A Planning Student (MAPS) program as a pilot project.
● Expose VCU URSP students to the actual work environments, responsibilities and interactions of professional planning positions in Virginia;
● To bring VCU URSP students into a mentor relationship with a practicing public or private sector planner in their region;
● To help planning students begin to develop their professional career networks;
● Further facilitate the relationship between university planning programs, APA Virginia, sections and planning professionals.
Please see the VCU/APA VA-MAPS Program Information flyer for further details.
Interested in Mentoring?
If you're a planning professional located in or near the Richmond metro area, please apply to be a mentor! Your role is vital to the success of this pilot program.
Mentor applications are due by October 15, 2022. Please submit completed applications or questions to the YPG Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).