Monday, April 2, 2012

Architecture and Beyond: Opportunities Abound

Earlier in March, my colleague and author, Jenn Kennedy asked if I would author an entry for her blog on the topic of "career paths for architects."  Below is the start of the blog, but simply select the title to read it all.

Architecture and Beyond: Opportunities Abound by Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D.

For many students, graduation is just around the corner.  As you approach graduation and ponder your future career path, do you still wish to become an architect?  When your family, friends, faculty, or even prospective employer inquire about your career goals, what do you share?  Do you quickly outline your path as one of pursuing internship, passing the ARE and becoming an architect or do you hesitate and state with less conviction, “I do not know,” as you are worried and not sure of your future.

Regardless of your answer, be confident, as an architectural education is a springboard to a myriad of career pursuits both in architecture and beyond.  But, what are these career fields and how do you approach them. 

 Reflect on your education and the skills that you are still developing and how they will launch your career.

... for the rest of the entry, click here.


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