Sunday, March 27, 2011

Employment Rates - Schools

I am curious if the schools themselves release employment rates within the profession of architecture for their recent grads? I would think this would be a fairly easy figure to come up with.

Anyone have any hard stats?

Many institutions collect this data but only at the institution level not necessarily the academic unit level.  The biggest difficult is that most graduates do not reply. 

With that said, check out the Salary Survey from Syracuse University.

More important than employment rates are what services that an architecture program has to help its students enter the profession.  Does it have a Career Fair, connections with alums, firms or workshops on job searching, etc.

Ask the program for the names of a few recent alums and ask them.

Why not contact a few employers and ask them what they think of the particular program you are considering.

Dr. Architecture

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