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. 

Program Goals

●      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. 

MAPS Mentor Application

Mentor applications are due by October 15, 2022. Please submit completed applications or questions to the YPG Chair (ypg@apavirginia.com).