GOAL: ACADEMIC SUCCESS Last week, we discussed the process of succeeding in the career goal — To obtain a career position within an architecture firm for the summer or after graduation.   Searching for a Career Position   Today, we focus on academic success: To gain academic success by obtaining straight A’s in your course.…

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SEARCHING FOR A CAREER POSITION GOAL: CAREER POSITION Thus far this year, we have discussed SMART Goals and Six Dimensions of Wellness; as we questioned, will you set SMART Goals using the Six Dimensions of Wellness?  As a review, below are links to the articles. SMART Goals Six Dimensions of Wellness Well, to assist you,…

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WHEEL OF WELLNESS The first entry of 2021 was all about setting SMART Goals; the message was quite appropriate given the new year but now, we introduce a context for setting those goals.  We were first introduced to this concept – Six Dimensions of Wellness back early in our careers. But what is it? Six…

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Well, it is finally the year 2021!  Now, what? As many, you are probably thinking of setting New Year’s resolutions; perhaps not as statistics bear out that over 90% of New Year’s resolutions are broken.  With that said, why bother, but instead, you may wish to consider the following: Setting SMART Goals But…

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ARCHCAREERSGUIDE.COM 2020 SUMMARY All would agree that they cannot wait until the clocks turn midnight on January 1, 2021; the year 2020 would truly be over and we would start fresh for 2021.  Of course, the primary reason that 2020 is getting a bad rap – i.e., COVID-19, will not be over but we enjoy…

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GIFT IDEAS In celebration of the holiday season, below are a number of links to websites that highlight gifts for those architects / aspiring architects in your life. Of course, if none of these lists of gifts provide you any ideas, you can always go with the following classics ideas – BOOKS: It would need…

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ACE MENTOR AUSTIN – CAREER DEVELOPMENT Last week. (November 17), I had the honor of being an “expert” on the panel, Career Development, sponsored by ACE Mentor Program of Austin.  Specifically, I addressed the topic, Careers in Architecture.  What made it most special was the moderator, Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BDC.  Allison was a…

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WHY YOU SHOULD GET LICENSED! by Marc Teer, FAIA – Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles For this essay, we are thankful to have Marc Speer, FAIA, Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles, provide insight on reasons to become licensed. Are you weighing the pros and cons of becoming licensed? I am here to say it is…

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ARCHCAREERSGUIDES.COM – RESOURCES Over the past few months, ARCHCareersGuide.com has expanded its resource offerings.  Below are those new resources and links to them. PATH: EDUCATION: SELECTING A PROGRAM During much of the fall, we have outlined the process of Selecting a Program.  In all, it covered the following topics. Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What…

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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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