The Geography and Planning department offers membership in many professional and student organizations that help create connections and enable students to achieve in the workplace. They also provide fellowship and fun while learning more about geography and planning.

The department also offers study abroad programs in which students travel with their professors to countries such as Costa Rica and Ecuador to introduce students to mountain geography and glaciers, climate, and water resources through direct field experience.

Merit and need-based scholarships are available for both Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in Geography or Planning. 

Where are they now?

  • See our map of recent graduates of the Department of Geography and Planning
  • Alumni: Complete our alumni update form to let us know what you are doing!

Geography and Planning Alumni Careers

Job TitleLocation
NC Plug-in Electric Vehicles Taskforce Leader, Public Utilities CommissionRaleigh, NC
GIS Specialist, ArcadisCharlotte, NC
GIS Specialist, Metropolitan Planning CommissionKnoxville, TN
Watershed ConceptsCharlotte, NC
Professor of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State UniversityBoone, NC
Cartographer, Trails Illustrated, National GeographicEvergreen, CO
GIS Analyst for Wake CountyRaleigh, NC
Systems Analyst, University of TexasAustin, TX
Senior Geoscientist, NIMAFredericksburg, VA
GIS Modeler, Center for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA
Gis Manager for the Land Resources Information ServiceRaleigh, NC
Director of the GIS Laboratory at CIATCali, Colombia
GIS Design and Applications Developer, The Trust for Public LandSanta Fe, NM
GIS and Databse Specialist, United States Park ServiceSan Francisco, CA
GIS Analyst, Power EngineersBoise, Idaho
GIS Specialist, Lowes HardwareN. Wilkesboro, NC
Environmental GIS Analyst, Spatial DyanmicsBoise, ID
Transportation Data Analyst for the Virginia Department of TransportationRichmond, VA
President, Penstock Video ProductionsAsheville, NC
Director of PlanningN. Wilkesboro and Wilksboror, NC
Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Region D Council of GovernmentsBoone, NC
Project Manager, ESRICharlotte, NC
Deputy Director of the Planning CommissionSpartanburg, SC
Director of Planning and InspectionsWatauga County, NC
Town ManagerElizabethtown, NC
Director of PlanningBurlington, NC
Program Manager, Appalachian Regional CommissionWashington, DC
Planner, Charlotte-Douglas International AirportCharlotte, NC
Senior Planner, Atlanta Regional CommissionAtlanta, GA