PORTFOLIO As shared in the last essay posted earlier this week – APPLYING, we discussed the elements of an application.  The one aspect that is probably the most worrisome is the PORTFOLIO.  Please note that this is NOT the definite resource on portfolios; additional resources on portfolios are listed at the bottom of the essay.…

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APPLYING Recently, we have discussed how to “select” a program; today, we outline the application process.  Deadlines are fast approaching. After you narrow your choices, the next step is to complete the applications by the stated deadlines.  Be cognizant of these deadlines, as many universities have set earlier and earlier deadlines within the academic calendar;…

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GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES Last month, we finished our series of articles on Selecting a Program.  Here were the topics for Selecting a Program: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources for Research Rankings: Worth It? Career Days / College Fairs Criteria: Your Own Ranking But recently we were asked by the…

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CAREER PROFILES ARCHCareersGuide.com is pleased to announce an additional resource on its website, namely career profiles.  In our opinion, a tremendous way to learn more about the profession of architecture is to read the career profiles of individuals in the profession. As shared on the website — http://www.archcareersguide.com/profiles/ — Career profiles of architecture students, emerging…

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SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS SCHOLARSHIPS RESOURCES One of the biggest issue for an architectural education is how to finance it.  So, one way to address the issue – SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS.  As you might guess, most scholarships are provided by the institution / college to which you apply or attend, but there…

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MY PATH Kevin G. Sneed, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C OTJ Architects Washington, DC The Journey is the Destination ARCH Stories: The Journey Does Not End – Taking the ARE Exam It is said that if you start early in your life with a love for a particular talent, your devotion to it may include…

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UNCOVERING UNTRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS WITHIN ARCHITECTURE While the last few entries have focused on Selecting a Program, we are taking a break from the topic because of an online session that we had the opportunity to attend.  Thanks for my friend and colleague, Lynn Burke, we learned of Uncovering Untraditional Career Paths Within Architecture (see…

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SELECT: CRITERIA: YOUR OWN RANKING! Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed the following topics: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources for Research Rankings: Worth It? Career Days / College Fairs Recently, we offered an essay on the topic of Rankings.  Amazingly, this topic received over 700…

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SELECT: CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics; select one if you have not yet had a chance to read the topioc: Selecting a Program: What to Know Why Architecture What does an Architect do? Resources Rankings: Worth It Architecture + Design Career Days /…

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SELECTING: RANKINGS – WORTH IT? Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS One resource we did not discuss in the last essay on Resources was Rankings.  Many individuals and institutions will promote rankings as a…

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