CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS 2022
Amazingly, summer is basically over, and fall begins soon. With the coming of fall comes the many Architecture + Design College Day / Fairs. At this stage, most will be held in-person (pending COVID protocols); the event in New York has not determined its dates.
Architecture + Design Career Days / College Fairs – Fall 2022
Below are the cities of the events along with their dates and times. As you will note,
Chicago, IL – Saturday, September 24, 2022
Consortium for Design and Construction Careers – Chicago Architecture + Design College Day
Where: Harold Washington College
30 East Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Boston, MA – The BSA will not be hosting an in-person Architecture/Design College Fair this fall. Please stay tuned for updates on upcoming in-person and virtual opportunities!
Boston Society of Architects – Architecture / Design College Fair
Where: BSA Space
290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024
Dallas, TX – Saturday, October 15, 2022
AIA Dallas – Architecture + Design College Fair
Where: Architecture and Design Exchange
325 North St. Paul Street #150
Dallas, TX 75201
Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, October 22, 2022
Temple University – Philadelphia Architecture & Design College Fair
Where: Tyler School of Art & Architecture
Temple University – 2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Nashville, TN – October 26 – 30, 2022
National Organization of Minority Architects
New York, NY – Saturday, October 29, 2022
Center for Architecture – Architecture & Design College Fair
Where: AIA New York | Center for Architecture
536 La Guardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Attending these events is well worth your time. And attend regardless of your educational status. I remember meeting an enthusiastic 7th grader one year. Attend if you are a high school student, a transfer student or even a college student.
Held in the fall, these architecture Career Days/College Fairs are a great opportunity for you to learn more about pursuing an architecture degree. You can interact with representatives from different programs and ask specific questions (see examples below); you will connect with faculty, program administrators, and possibly students and alumni. Having these conversations will help you gain a better insight and help decide about which program is right for you.
Attending the college day is a must if you are interested in architecture. I learned a great deal about the colleges with whom I visited, and the career paths involved in architecture; as a result, I became excited about my future in architecture. – Alysia Bounds
At these events you will have a chance to meet with many programs, allowing you to maximize your engagement in just a single day. And some of the events provide workshops on topics such as selecting a school, career options, or financing your education, as well as portfolio reviews and guest speakers. Thus, kick start your research by attending one of the events in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, or New York!
Questions to Ask School Representatives
- What degree(s)/major(s) do you offer?
- What is special or unique about your program?
- What is the admission process? Is a portfolio required?
- What financial aid/scholarships are available?
- How does your school assist students with post-graduation plans?
- Do you have a graduate program?
- Does the program offer hands-on and/or workplace experience as part of the curriculum?
- What kind of professional experience does your faculty have?
- What are the opportunities for study abroad?
Let us know if you plan to attend or have any questions — firstname.lastname@example.org
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