Events & Education>Student Conference Mentoring

Career Counselors/ Student Mentoring

How does it work?

This is an informal way to meet professionals and ask them various questions about the planning profession.


The room will be set up with round tables (one professional for each table). Pick a professional to sit with (up to four students can sit with a professional at one time).


Once seated, you have up to an hour to ask the professional any question you like. Feel free to move to a new table during the counseling session to meet another professional.

Questions the professionals will be prepared to answer:
1) What are employers looking for?
2) What is the day in the life of a planner?
3) What is the best way to network?



10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Donald R. Fullenwider, AIA, President, CitySimulation, L.L.C.


Andrea Augustine, AICP, Planner, City of Kalamazoo


Marc Hatton, Redevelopment Project Manager, City of Kalamazoo


Greg Milliken, AICP, Principal Planner, McKenna Associates, Inc.


Steven Stepek, Senior Transportation Planner, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Catherine P. Kaufman, AICP, Associate, Bauckham, Sparks, Lohrstorfer, Thall and Seeber PC


Jodi Stefforia, AICP, Planning Director, Oshtemo Charter Township


James McManus, AICP, Barry County Planning Director


Val Lazdins, Principal Planner, LSL Planning, Inc.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lukas Hill, AICP, Planner, Spring Lake Township


Kristin Keery, City Planner, City of Grand Haven


Dave Bee, AICP, Director,West Michigan Regional Planning Commission


Patrick Hudson, AICP, Manager, Zoning & Planning Services, Michigan Township Services-Allegan, Inc.


This page last updated on 2/3/2010.

Copyright © 2005 Michigan Association of Planning, A Chapter of the American Planning Association
1919 West Stadium Blvd., Suite 4 | Ann Arbor, MI 48103 | (p) 734.913.2000 (f) 734.913.2061
"Making Great Places Happen"

Powered by Community Center™ Software from LIAA

Add to MyMAP