Name: Matthew Montgomery
Degree: Master of City & Metropolitan Planning
Year Graduated: 2019
Hometown: Farmington, UT
Current Position, Organization: Junior NEPA Planner, Jacobs
How did you find your first job after graduating?
LinkedIn. That was my #1 job source.
Tell us about your current position, for example, what is your typical day like? or share a recent accomplishment.
I am a Junior NEPA Planner. My day-to-day includes tasks related to the creation of environmental planning documents dealing with transportation projects in Utah.
Do you have any advice for students just starting out in urban planning?
- Diversify your internship and volunteer experience to find out what parts of planning you’re interested/not interested in.
- Develop relationships with U of U Alumni/adjunct professors working in planning-related positions. They may be your ticket to getting your dream job out of college.
- Read planning books during your college experience. They will open your eyes to many wonderful planning principles that will be beneficial in your future employment.