A CULTURE OF …

A CULTURE OF … It is graduation time; here is a guest essay on the topic of CULTURE — Studio and Practice from Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, former national AIA President.   Congratulations, 2024 architecture grads! In 2002 – when most of you were just born – the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) published an…

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WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER?  2024

WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? For most, graduation is now in the rear-view mirror, we are now focusing on the job / career search; essays on the topic include – Sources of Leads https://www.archcareersguide.com/sources-of-leads/ Twenty Skills of the Career Search https://www.archcareersguide.com/twenty-skills-of-the-career-search/ A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. Job Searching Acronym https://www.archcareersguide.com/a-r-c-h-i-t-e-c-t-job-searching-acronym/ Also, check out our newest resource – Firms https://www.archcareersguide.com/firms/…

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AFTER GRADUATION 2024

AFTER GRADUATION 2024 Just last week, we discussed the differences between graduations and commencements.  But now, many universities have held their ceremonies or soon will.  As such, what will you do next after graduation.  Below are some ideas to make the most of the next phase of your career. https://www.archcareersguide.com/graduation-vs-commencement-2024/ SAY THANK-YOU Perhaps old-fashion, but…

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EXPLORING DESIGN ACROSS DISCIPLINES

It was tough for me to find the right path out of architecture school. I wanted to design great spaces, but I had difficulty figuring out how to get the jobs that would allow me to do that after graduating. It was tough even getting a job, before worrying about the quality of design work…

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS – RESOURCES

In September 2022, ARCHCareersGuide.com launched the publication, Careers in Architecture and Beyond.  It provides insight to the myriad of career paths one can pursue with a degree in architecture.  Aside from the profiles was an appendix full of resources, an article on career designing, and a listing of professional associations. To better share the resources,…

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GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT – 2024

GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT – 2024 Over the last few years, I have attended five graduations / commencements including one this week; my spouse graduated with another graduate degree while each of my three daughters graduated with their undergraduate degree; the fifth graduation is this week as one of my daughters graduates with her graduate degree. …

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PATH OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PATH OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Previously, we authored an essay on the benefits of community college architecture programs; now, let’s discuss the actual path of becoming an architect with attending a community college. https://www.archcareersguide.com/benefits-of-community-college-architecture-program/ First, let’s learn the degree paths of becoming an architect; below is a more detailed description of the degrees needed to…

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COIN FLIP – CHOOSING YOUR COLLEGE

COIN FLIP – CHOOSING YOUR COLLEGE At the start of every professional and college football game, there is a coin flip.  Why do they do a coin flip?  Well, according to the NFL rules — The coin toss is a technical procedure to determine a set of rules; first and foremost is to decide which…

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CAREERS BEYOND RESOURCE UPDATE

CAREERS BEYOND RESOURCE UPDATE In the past, we have shared resources on the topic of careers BEYOND architecture; as new resources have emerged, we wish to update our listing of resources. The newest resources (listed below) has NOT yet been released; it becomes available on May 15, 2024. Architecture’s Afterlife: The Multisector Impact of an…

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ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD: DESIGNING FROM A-Z!

ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD: DESIGNING FROM A-Z! At ARCHCareersGuide.com, we have found an additional resource to inspire the next generation of architects.  new resources.  Authored by Xena Stryker, Architecture Around the World: Designing from A-Z! is a great addition to resources for children.  It is available from Amazon using the link below.   Architecture Around the…

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