KIMBERLY DOWDELL ELECTED AIA’S 2024 PRESIDENT

KIMBERLY DOWDELL ELECTED AIA’S 2024 PRESIDENT ARCHCareersGuide.com wants to make sure you know Ms. Kimberly Dowdell, AIA.  Why?  Because she just made history.  Recently, Ms. Dowdell was elected as the AIA 2023 First VP / 2024 President.  And why is this historic – She will NOT be the first female president nor the first black…

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ATTENDING CONFERENCES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ATTENDING CONFERENCES   It begins today, Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  What is IT?   AIA Conference on Architecture 2022 June 22-25, 2022 Chicago, IL https://conferenceonarchitecture.com/   If you are an architecture student or recently graduated, you would be well-served to attend.  It may be difficult as the conference begins this week but do…

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ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS – KICK OFF

ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS – KICK OFF   While it is officially still spring, we are celebrating and kicking off the myriad of summer programs.  It is NOT too late to consider and apply to one of the Architecture Summer Programs.  To view the full list, visit the following.   Architecture Summer Programs https://www.archcareersguide.com/summer/   A…

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20 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION

2004 – 20 YEARS AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Last essay was entitled Graduation vs. Commencement; today’s is 20 years in the future. Do you know where you will be 20 years after your college / university graduation?  Probably not as it is impossible to forsee the future, but perhaps, the survey results below will…

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GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT

GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT Yesterday, I was the proud father as one of my daughters graduated from the university; she was the first of the three daughters.  Granted, the main ceremony was extra-long plus it was sunny and extra hot after the threat of rain. Did you graduate this spring?  If so, congratulations.  Congratulations on the…

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CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION

CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION Recently, an article was shared by former student, Andrew Gipe-Lazarou, Ph.D.  Upon review, we contacted him to share (see below).  You may remember Dr. Gipe-Lazarou as he authored an article from last fall. The Diagram: The Single Most Important Skill for Students of Design https://www.archcareersguide.com/the-diagram-single-most-important-skill/   VIDEO: https://vtx.vt.edu/videos/k/2022/04/1_9m8yckp4.html?fbclid=IwAR03phfbnmuMocxjxRcpVwJ1wfKUVA1bZgn2OMrWENKtybxVZpOZaMlm84M]   In…

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SOURCES OF LEADS

SOURCES OF LEADS A few essays ago, we highlighted an acronym for your search – A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. At the end of the essay, we shared the following quote from Richard N. Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute? A FINAL THOUGHT! The answer, in a nutshell, is: Thru your research and then thru your…

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TWENTY SKILLS OF THE CAREER SEARCH

TWENTY SKILLS OF THE CAREER SEARCH Given the end of the academic year is fast approaching, our last entry on the job / career search was the following: 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/ It provides an almost step-by-step process to the job searching process; well, as a compliment, we are discussing the needed skills…

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A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – JOB SEARCHING ACRONYM

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – JOB SEARCHING ACRONYM After working with architecture students for a handful of years, we quickly realized that most were NOT fully aware of the process of job-searching.  To make the process easier to remember and more meaningful, we created an acronym using the word — architect (see below).  While you may think it…

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I AM A PLANNER

Below is a special guest entry written by Ms. Dana Perzynski who graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. — Thanks, Dana! Had the pleasure of working with Dana as an architecture student during her time at the University of Maryland.  She is pictured in the center of the image…

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