Planning for a career in planning

Professor Darryl Low Choy
Professor Darryl Low Choy

Aspiring planners will receive invaluable career advice at the Planning Profession Expo to be heldat Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus this afternoon (Friday, September 5).

Organised by the Planning Discipline in association with the Planning Environment Griffith Student Group (PEGS), this free event is sponsored by the City of Gold Coast and will showcase the opportunities available to planning students in their future careers.

“We are very excited for this new event to reaffirm the full scope of opportunities available to planners in the type of projects they may work on, the type of professions they may work with, and the variety of positions they may be suited to,” says Professor Darryl Low Choy, Discipline Head (Urban and Environmental Planning) within Griffith’s School of Environment.

“At Griffith we pride ourselves on offering university programs that are accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. This means that our students are ready to begin work following graduation.

“We are also proud to offer programs that are structured around ‘real world’ challenges and which connect students to the real world of planning.”

Similar to the inaugural Planning Profession Expo sponsored by the Brisbane City Council and held at the Nathan campus last week, today’s Gold Coast event will feature a number of key speakers from each sector of the profession and will conclude with a session by Griffith planning alumni.

“All the planning organisations that we work with in offering programs at Griffith will be on hand to speak and network with people in attendance,” says Professor Low Choy.


WHEN: Friday, September 5, 12-5pm

WHERE: G31 Planning Studios, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University.