Life After Architecture School: What's Next?: Job Search
Library resources to help architecture students develop portfolios, search for a job, apply to graduate school, find an internship or prepare for the ARE.
- ArchinectJob listings - both academic and professional including Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design.
Architect Finder, From the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a searchable database for finding member firms.
Career and Job Search
- The Architect's Guide to Effective Self-Presentation byCall Number: Reserve Collection 720.23 L948a - ARCH LibraryISBN: 0415783453Publication Date: 2013-10-24In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, the creation of a successful resume is a vital skill needed by architectural students and professionals alike. This book demystifies the architecture resume, its working strategy and its purposes. The book guides readers through the process of thinking through, prioritizing, characterizing and expressing career profiles in written and visual form. Readers will learn about presentation and the evolving vehicles for showcasing that presentation. In addition, the timely and important issue of how to transform one type of presentation from a hard copy, to an on-screen review, to an interactive web-page is covered in detail. The book re-evaluates traditional concepts of resume making, seeking to define the resume as a detailed process of marketing oneself. By doing so, the text provides a new and revised set of tools for thinking about the creation of an architecture resume. In tandem with the author's other book The Architect's Portfolio or on its own, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to further their architectural career.
- Writing for Design Professionals byCall Number: Stacks 808.06672 K65w 2006 - ARCH LibraryISBN: 0393731855Publication Date: 2006-08-17Now in its second edition--updated and expanded to address such issues as email etiquette and Web-based marketing, communication, and job searches--the best-selling Writing for Design Professionals is the standard guide for mastering the complexities of effective writing in professional practice. Stephen A. Kliment explains the principles of clear writing, from the formal "Dear Ms. Jones: I recently visited Polk Street Elementary School, and I agree the facility urgently needs to be modernized to make way for the progressive teaching techniques you have planned for your school district.... I believe that my firm, Izumi Associates, can make this happen" to the punchy remarks of the late William Caudill, "Say 'frog,' we'll jump." Dozens of sample letters, proposals, brochures, reports, book reviews, oral presentations, staff communications, and more--all drawn from the world of practice, and in both print and electronic formats--guide readers through the ins and outs of composing the end-products of writing. Writing for Design Professionals is organized for easy reference, and includes the following topics: marketing: Web sites, correspondence, brochures and portfolios, proposals, newsletters, and other promotional tools *project writing *writing in school *job applications and Web-based job boards *writing in academe *writing for the media *writing as a career *public speaking plus: how to avoid jargon and gender-specific language, tailor your writing to your audience, enhance your writing with appropriate graphics, write to international clients, write as a product manufacturer, and measure the impact of what you write. Resources include lists of design media.Like a trustworthy desk-side consultant, Writing for Design Professionals, Second Edition, should be next to the computer of every architect, planner, interior designer, engineer, and student who wishes to present a polished, professional image through effective written communication.
- Don't Get a Job... Make a Job byCall Number: Stacks 745.4023 B293d - ARCH LibraryISBN: 9781780677460Publication Date: 2016-03-15Don't Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries - including design, fashion and advertising. Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had - what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation? The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital - just like in the wild, designers need to evolve. The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment. "Brilliant book, really helped motivate and inspire me whilst looking for work. Great quality print, very vibrant and unforgettable."- Amazon reviewer "Great book, well laid out, looks great from the start. An enjoyable read."- Amazon reviewer