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 A PROGRAM – WHAT TO KNOW So, you wish to become an architect – Congratulations!  But what is the process – Just recently, we outlined the three major steps, namely 1) education, 2) experience, and 3) examination.  You are encouraged to review these steps are we start our next discussion on “Selecting a Program.”…

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SUMMER PROGRAMS – ONLINE   Back in late January, ARCHCareersGuide.com released the 2020 Architecture Summer Programs listing (see below) as it has done for over the last ten years.  It was nothing particularly special.  Each program offered included its location, website, and dates. 2020 Architecture Summer Programs http://www.archcareersguide.com/summer/ However, late April, we received a notification…

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DECISION COMING MAY 1 Last year in April, I authored a blog entry entitled DECISION RESOURCES.  Within it, there were a number of resources that would be helpful in making YOUR final decision on where to attend college.  But now we are in a different time and what do you do? Given that the May…

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SUMMER PROGRAMS IN ARCHITECTURE: FACTORS TO CONSIDER Although it may still be cold outside and you may actually see snow, we are quickly approaching summer.  And, with the approach of summer – ARCHCareersGuide releases its annual Listing of Summer Architecture Programs.  Yes, next week (at the end of January), ARCHCareersGuide will release it.  Over 150…

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Last week, we introduced the YOU criteria; this week, we introduce the INSTITUTION criteria. Although the degree program you will attend resides in an academic unit – college or department, the academic unit belongs to an institution. You should consider attributes of the institution but next week, we will highlight the ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM criteria. Decision-Making…

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Decision-Making Process: YOU Regardless of the architecture degree you may pursue, how do you select an architecture program? After learning about the many degree programs, choosing among them may seem a daunting task; over 135 institutions in the United States and Canada offer professional architecture degree programs. However, if you analyze the criteria that are…

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RANKINGS – WORTH IT! In the book, Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, the text below on Rankings was included.  As you can see, use caution if using various rankings. RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS While rankings are a popular method of assistance in selecting an architecture program, be cautious. Do you know…

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ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS As one might expect, students interested in architecture seek out programs that occur during the summer.  In fact, each year, ARCHCareersGuide.com publishes a list near the end of January (see below for Summer 2019).  Summer 2019 List of Summer Architecture Programs But there are many programs that are held during the academic…

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