HOW TO DECIDE YOUR COLLEGE – RESOURCES

HOW TO DECIDE YOUR COLLEGE – RESOURCES This blog essay is for those high school seniors planning to attend college.   Amazingly, May 1, 2022, better known as decision day is fast approaching.  You may think that a little less than two months is a long time but trust us – it is NOT.  The…

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PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS / CONTENTS

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS / CONTENTS Unlike most majors, undergraduate architecture programs may require a portfolio; this is especially true for Bachelor of Architecture programs. All graduate architecture programs will require a portfolio. Requiring a portfolio does not mean you have to be a talented architect prior to admission. Rather, the portfolio demonstrates your level of creativity…

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DECISION CRITERIA

DECISION CRITERIA Ultimately, how will you decide on which architecture programs to apply and more importantly which architecture program to attend.  Granted, you will NOT make the latter decision until next spring (National Reply Date: May 1, 2022), but now is the time to think about how you will make this important decision. Do you…

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GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES – FALL 2021

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES – FALL 2021 Today’s essay focuses on Graduate Open Houses and provides the dates / links to some graduate programs.  ARCHCareerGuide.com does NOT have a vehicle to promote Graduate Open House other than this essay. Application: Steps for Success https://www.archcareersguide.com/application_steps_for_success/ Rankings: Worth It? https://www.archcareersguide.com/rankings-worth-it-2/ Resources for Program Research https://www.archcareersguide.com/resources-for-program-research/ Resource: Architecture Programs…

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APPLICATION: STEPS FOR SUCCESS

APPLICATION: STEPS FOR SUCCESS Once 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; some deadlines are in early October.  For graduate programs, some deadlines are in mid-December while others…

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RANKINGS: WORTH IT?

RANKINGS: WORTH IT? Most recently, we have presented essays on the process of selecting an architecture program; see below for the topics and links to the essays. Today, we will focus on Rankings and discuss their merits; ultimately, are they worth it? Resources for Program Research https://www.archcareersguide.com/resources-for-program-research/ Resource: Architecture Programs https://www.archcareersguide.com/resource-architecture-programs/             Architecture Programs            …

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QUESTIONS TO PONDER

QUESTIONS TO PONDER To start with, we are discussing your future as an architect.  Specifically, your future as an architecture student.  Before we discuss today’s topic, here are the more recent essays listing on the website; check them out to catch up. Resources for Program Research Resource: Architecture Programs Architecture Programs 2021 Career Days /…

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2021 CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS

2021 CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS Thus far, we have addressed these topics related to selecting a program; select one if you have not yet had a chance to read the topics: Resource: Architecture Programs Resources for Program Research Architecture + Design Career Days / College Fairs – Fall 2021 http://www.archcareersguide.com/resources/college-fairs/ Amazingly, summer is basically…

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RESOURCES FOR PROGRAM RESEARCH

RESOURCES FOR PROGRAM RESEARCH Back in July, we authored a post entitled Love Spreadsheets, the focus of which was one method on researching and documenting the almost 200 architecture programs in the U.S. https://www.archcareersguide.com/love-spreadsheets/ But, what about resources.  Again, the above essay advocated visiting the website of each program to learn more about the program. …

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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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