WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER?

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? With graduation this month for the most part and many graduates seeking their first professional position after graduation, I thought I would share answers to the question – What do … Read More

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING There is an old adage – “You needs experience to obtain a job, yet how do you obtain experience if you do not have a job.”  Besides, most employers are seeking graduates with experience. Nearly 91 percent of … Read More

CAREER FAIR: HOW TO MAXIMIZE

CAREER FAIR Many architecture programs typically hold career fairs during this time of year – February and March.  Below are steps to ensure success! First, be sure to attend. In my many years of experience working with students, many will have … Read More

SUMMER – WHAT TO DO?

SUMMER – WHAT TO DO? With the holidays over and the next semester beginning, what will you do this summer? Yes, it is 4-5 months away, but now is the time to start planning and implementing.  Truth be told, the planning … Read More

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T: Tools

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T By applying the skills, you have learned as an architecture student to gaining experience, you will be able to design your own career rather than just letting it happen. Be creative in organizing your search for prospective employers. While … Read More

Have you started your Career Search for next summer?

Lately, I have been meeting with a number of upper level design (architecture and interior) students for academic advising; after our discussion on courses, I always ask the question about their plans for next summer – what their plans on … Read More

Portfolio Advice – Graduate

I was wondering if you have any advise in regards to creating an architectural portfolio for graduate school for someone who didn’t major in architecture.  I am trying to gain a good idea of what the school would be looking … Read More

Architecture Career / College Fairs

While many high schools and community colleges host annual college fairs, these events do not usually focus on the architecture programs.  Fortunately, there are a handful of annual events that are specifically about architecture! Held in the fall, the architecture Career … Read More

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – An Acronym for Successful Job Searching

As it is spring, many graduate from architecture programs will begin the careers.  While many may have secured a career position prior to graduation, many may still be searching. If you are one of them, below is is an acronym … Read More

How to “Network” your way into a job!

At least once in everyone’s career, whether by choice or circumstance, a job seeker will have to endure the stressful process that includes identifying, applying to, interviewing for, being offered, negotiating the terms of, and ultimately accepting – or rejecting … Read More