by Samantha Raburn
It is a scary thing to go from architecture school into the real world. There are so many unknowns as you graduate from architecture school and enter the workforce. You’ll begin to ask questions like “What firm should I go to?” or “Do I know enough to be working on a project that will actually be built?” Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. We all face the stage in our lives where we finally have to make the jump from school to career.
My Professional Practice professor at Louisiana Tech University, Kevin J. Singh, noticed this large gap that students were having to cross as they graduated and entered the workforce. To help bridge this gap, Singh used our last class session to give us some insight and advice on what to expect and look for as emerging professionals. Just last year, he published his advice as an e-book called Beginning Your Career in Architecture: Candid Advice for Emerging Professionals.
To help show how valuable and relevant his advice is for emerging professionals, I have listed his 21 tips for emerging professionals and paired each one with an example of how I have personally benefitted from every single point already in my career — just two years out of college.
For each point, Kevin’s advice is shown in italics. My stories and examples follow.
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: Young Architect Guide: 21 Pieces of Candid Advice for Emerging Architecture Professionals – Architizer