Insertion professionnelle des jeunes diplômés : FAJE. Young Architect Guide: 7 Tips for Getting Hired After Graduation. Architecture students: the marathon runners of the academic world.
You have fought through the pain of sleep deprivation, crashed computers and broken models, survived brutal project reviews and arrived triumphantly at the finish line … or have you? Here’s the harsh truth, folks: You’ve only just begun. Now, you must step out into the REAL world: An unforgiving place where critical clients and cantankerous contractors roam, the construction business can seem more than a little daunting to step into for the very first time.
NETWORKING. A Student’s Guide to the Architectural Portfolio. Each spring we receive an abundance of architectural portfolios, supplemented with resumés, from students eager to secure a summer internship.
These portfolios come from all over the world and exhibit a wide range of abilities and design philosophies. While we always enjoy seeing the diversity of design and presentation skills offered by the future architects of the world, diversity isn’t actually what makes the greatest impact when we review a portfolio. The funny thing is, the more variety we see with the presentation of portfolios, the more we rely on a simple and consistent set of guidelines to determine a candidate’s aptitude.
These guidelines are timeless, they relate to our own student portfolios (pre-Photoshop) just as they do to today’s highly digitized portfolios. How to *Really* Get Hired at an Architecture Firm (Part II) We received an interesting email the other day.
A good friend of ours was looking for a hard working, dedicated young architect to provide some horse-power and design savvy at his architecture practice. He knows we get a ton of resumes and was wondering if we could forward a few of the best candidates his way. Glad to, we said, and we got to work looking through our resume file. How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired. About pages are hard.
You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No big deal! Just tell us why you matter in two to five paragraphs, without bragging.