SUMMER CAREER POSITIONS 2021 Spring is fast approaching as the temperature will reach 60 degrees this week.  That means that summer will be here very soon as will the end of the semester. But what will you do this summer?  If you are like most college students, you will seek a summer position.  As an…

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ARCHITECTURE CAREER FAIR – VIRTUAL It is that time of year – time for Career Fair.  To prove the point, below is a partial list of the architecture programs that are hosting career events in the coming month or so.  Of course, some have already been held and are being held as this post is…

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AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM To truly become an expert on AXP, you need to reference NCARB – https://www.ncarb.org/gain-axp-experience, but below are the basics. Established jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the late 1970s, the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) – originally the Intern…

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GAIN EXPERIENCE AS AN EMERGING PROFESSIONAL Last week, an article entitled, Gain Experience as a Student, discussed what you might consider doing to gain experience as an architecture student.  Today’s article is parallel but when you enter the profession after graduation.   FULL-TIME POSITIONS Upon graduation with your architecture degree, the true challenge begins –…

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GAIN EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT In the last article, we discussed the Architectural Education – Degrees; now, we discuss the experience.  First, we will focus on how to gain experience as a student – in other words, what can you do as a current architecture student to become an architect.   “I hear and I…

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WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? After recently completing the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – The Career Search, below are answers to the question — What do you look for when hiring a new designer?  The answers below are from professionals from within architecture that have experience hiring. As such, you may…

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TRANSITION We are ready to complete the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS   Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042320 Tools – Career Search – 050920 Experience – 051620 Commitment –…

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COMMITMENT We continue the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS: Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042320 Tools – 050920 Experience – 051620 Commitment – 052320 Transition   As we come to…

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GAINING EXPERIENCE We continue the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042320 Tools – Career Search – 050920 Experience – 051620 Commitment Transition   “I hear…

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Career Search

TOOLS – RESUMES – COVER LETTERS / INTERVIEWING / PORTFOLIOS For the past few weeks, we have continued the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042420…

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