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
|NC Plug-in Electric Vehicles Taskforce leader, Public Utilities Commision||Raleigh, NC|
|GIS Specialist, Arcadis||Charlotte, NC|
|GIS Specialist, Metropolitan Planning Commission||Knoxville, TN|
|Watershed Concepts||Charlotte, NC|
|Professor of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University||Boone, NC|
|Cartographer, Trails Illustrated, National Geographic||Evergreen, CO|
|GIS Analyst for Wake County||Raleigh, NC|
|Systems Analyst, University of Texas||Austin, TX|
|Senior Geoscientist, NIMA||Fredericksburg, VA|
|GIS Modeler, Center for Disease Control and Prevention||Atlanta, GA|
|Gis Manager for the Land Resources Information Service||Raleigh, NC|
|Director of the GIS Laboratory at CIAT||Cali, Colombia|
|GIS Design and Applications Developer, The Trust for Public Land||Santa Fe, NM|
|GIS and Databse Specialist, United States Park Service||San Francisco, CA|
|GIS Analyst, Power Engineers||Boise, Idaho|
|GIS Specialist, Lowes Hardware||N. Wilkesboro, NC|
|Environmental GIS Analyst, Spatial Dyanmics||Boise, ID|
|Transportation Data Analyst for the Virginia Department of Transportation||Richmond, VA|
|President, Penstock Video Productions||Asheville, NC|
|Director of Planning||N. Wilkesboro and Wilksboror, NC|
|Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Region D Council of Governments||Boone, NC|
|Project Manager, ESRI||Charlotte, NC|
|Deputy Director of the Planning Commission||Spartanburg, SC|
|Director of Planning and Inspections||Watauga County, NC|
|Town Manager||Elizabethtown, NC|
|Director of Planning||Burlington, NC|
|Program Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission||Washington, DC|
|Planner, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport||Charlotte, NC|
|Senior Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission||Atlanta, GA|