The Career Development Program offers personalized assistance and advising to architecture students. One-on-one advising, career workshops and boot camps offered throughout the year provide students with many opportunities to refine interview skills, develop professional contacts, and practice the skills necessary to initiate and build a successful career.
Upper level and graduate students can make appointments for personalized assistance with Megan Weyland, Director of Career Development. The career office is located on the first floor of Richardson Memorial Hall, Room 115.
The Career Development program is intended to be an adviser and resource for students as they develop their resumés and portfolios into professional, succinct documents. It is ongoing process that requires continual review and iterations. Students are encouraged to have their documents reviewed by both Megan Weyland and faculty members and are invited to join the multiple workshops that are offered to advise on these topics.
The Career Development program coordinated its regular workshop series with the Professional Concerns course during the Fall 2013 semester. The topics and guests speakers were coordinated in tandem to provide students the necessary information regarding pertinent issues such as licensure, career path trajectories, and the importance of professional affiliations. The Career Development program now offers a credit career course to expand on the topics presented in the Professional concerns course.
Please refer to the School of Architecture opportunities section for upcoming events and available positions.
Our alumni are another valuable resource in career advising and facilitation. Our alumni practice throughout the United States, in architecture and a variety of related fields. These successful design professionals often prefer to hire Tulane graduates, and are effective area contacts for the student seeking employment. The School has a strong alumni career networking program which facilitates individual interviewing days, direct resumé submission, personal outreach, and ultimately assists in securing pre and post-graduate internships.
- The Wall Street Journal: No More Résumés, Say Some Firms
- Forbes.com: The other kind of job interview
- FastCompany: The Four-Year Career. Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.
- Wall Street Journal: How to Ace a Google Interview
- Build LLC Architects: Advice on Getting Hired
NCARB Intern Development Program
The time between graduation and getting licensed is referred to as an architectural internship. NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP) guides interns through this process and is the standard accepted means of completing the experience requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions. You can now sign up as soon as you enter a NAAB accredited professional degree program in architecture. IDP is required for licensure in every state.
To find out more about the program requirements visit http://www.ncarb.org/experience-through-internships.aspx
The Tulane School of Architecture IDP coordinator is Jenny Pelc, NCARB, AIA