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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CAREER PROFILES II Last fall, ARCHCareersGuide.com announced Career Profiles, an additional resource on our website.  As we stated back then, reading profiles of architects is a great way to learn more about the profession of architecture.   Career Profiles http://www.archcareersguide.com/profiles/   Career profiles of architecture students, emerging professionals, educators, and practitioners are a wonderful resource…

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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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ARCHITECTURE FOR TEENS Last month, ARCHCareersGuide was contacted by Dr. Danielle S. Willkens about writing a review for her upcoming book, Architecture for Teens: A Beginner’s Book for Aspiring Architects. As the author of Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, we gladly accepted. Having been provided the book, Architecture for Teens, below…

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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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ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS 2021   Architecture Summer Programs https://www.archcareersguide.com/summer/   Well, amazingly it is the end of January; now is the time for our annual release of the Architecture Summer Programs offered by the many architecture programs and other institution from around the country and throughout the world. In reality, the listing has been posted…

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SEARCHING FOR A CAREER POSITION GOAL: CAREER POSITION Thus far this year, we have discussed SMART Goals and Six Dimensions of Wellness; as we questioned, will you set SMART Goals using the Six Dimensions of Wellness?  As a review, below are links to the articles. SMART Goals Six Dimensions of Wellness Well, to assist you,…

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WHEEL OF WELLNESS The first entry of 2021 was all about setting SMART Goals; the message was quite appropriate given the new year but now, we introduce a context for setting those goals.  We were first introduced to this concept – Six Dimensions of Wellness back early in our careers. But what is it? Six…

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Well, it is finally the year 2021!  Now, what? As many, you are probably thinking of setting New Year’s resolutions; perhaps not as statistics bear out that over 90% of New Year’s resolutions are broken.  With that said, why bother, but instead, you may wish to consider the following: Setting SMART Goals But…

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ARCHCAREERSGUIDE.COM 2020 SUMMARY All would agree that they cannot wait until the clocks turn midnight on January 1, 2021; the year 2020 would truly be over and we would start fresh for 2021.  Of course, the primary reason that 2020 is getting a bad rap – i.e., COVID-19, will not be over but we enjoy…

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