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Portland State University

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

2009

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Paving The Way: Recruiting Students Into The Transportation Professions, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Jennifer Dill Jun 2009

Paving The Way: Recruiting Students Into The Transportation Professions, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Jennifer Dill

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The transportation industry faces a growing shortage of professional engineers and planners. One key strategy in solving this problem will be to encourage more civil engineering and urban planning students to specialize in transportation while completing their degrees, so that employers have a larger pool of likely recruits. However, very little is known about how these students choose a specialization. To help fill that gap, this report examines the factors that lead civil engineering undergraduates and urban planning masters students to specialize in transportation, as opposed to other sub-disciplines within the two fields. The primary data collection methods were web-based ...