GRADUATE PROGRAM: POST PANDEMIC

GRADUATE PROGRAM: POST PANDEMIC Below is a special guest entry written by Ms. Charlotte W. who applied to Master of Architecture programs for Fall 2020 but instead will attend this fall. Learn from her experience over the past year. — Thanks, Charlotte! You may wish to read her first contribution to ARCHCareersGuide.com from March 2020 Tips…

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LOVE SPREADSHEETS!

LOVE SPREADSHEETS! Actually, I do NOT love spreadsheets but one of my daughters does; but why does her love of spreadsheets matter to you. Well, let’s explain! Imagine that you desire to be an architect and are deciding upon the myriad of architecture programs available to you.  By the way, NAAB reports that there are…

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COMMENCEMENT

COMMENCEMENT With it being early June, most graduations are now history.  Regardless, it is worth reading, watching, or listening to the many commencement speeches (past and present) to gain insight. I still remember my undergraduate college graduation many years ago.  Without providing too many details, we were able to enter the stadium through the tunnel…

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COLLEGE DECISION: COIN FLIP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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