COIN FLIP Spring is here!  And amazingly May 1, the annual Decision Day is less than a month ago.  Are you ready to make your decision for where to attend college? Before we outline a new approach to make this important decision, here are some previous essays that may be helpful.  The second choice, Criteria:…

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IPAL – INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE As you may already know, the path to licensure is 1) Education, 2) Experience, and Examination.  This path has been the way for many years; the issue is the time it takes to cross the finish line. Depending on the degree you pursue, the time to degree completion…

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DECISION RESOURCES Amazingly, May 1 better known as decision day is fast approaching.  You may think a little more than two months is a long time but trust us – it is NOT.  The next two months will fly by quickly. As May 1 approaches, what resources will you access to assist in your decision. …

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GOAL: ACADEMIC SUCCESS Last week, we discussed the process of succeeding in the career goal — To obtain a career position within an architecture firm for the summer or after graduation.   Searching for a Career Position   Today, we focus on academic success: To gain academic success by obtaining straight A’s in your course.…

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PORTFOLIO As shared in the last essay posted earlier this week – APPLYING, we discussed the elements of an application.  The one aspect that is probably the most worrisome is the PORTFOLIO.  Please note that this is NOT the definite resource on portfolios; additional resources on portfolios are listed at the bottom of the essay.…

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APPLYING Recently, we have discussed how to “select” a program; today, we outline the application process.  Deadlines are fast approaching. After you narrow your choices, the next step is to complete the applications by the stated deadlines.  Be cognizant of these deadlines, as many universities have set earlier and earlier deadlines within the academic calendar;…

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GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES Last month, we finished our series of articles on Selecting a Program.  Here were the topics for Selecting a Program: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources for Research Rankings: Worth It? Career Days / College Fairs Criteria: Your Own Ranking But recently we were asked by the…

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SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS SCHOLARSHIPS RESOURCES One of the biggest issue for an architectural education is how to finance it.  So, one way to address the issue – SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS.  As you might guess, most scholarships are provided by the institution / college to which you apply or attend, but there…

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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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