Breaking Into the Field
AIA-KC, YAF, Emerging Professionals, Etc.
Saturday, November 8 | 10:00a - 10:50a
So do you know what to do when you graduate from college? "Yeah, yeah. I go ask for interviews and present my portfolio and resume and tell the firm why I want to be an architect." Yes, but how do you really go about yourself in an interview. What do employers look for in a prospective employee... confidence, creativeness, dependability, leadership? We'll give you a few quick tips for really conveying who you are. "What if I donít want to work in a firm, what are my options? The economy isn't doing so well right now, where do I go if I can't find work? 2 years down the road; "Okay, I'm ready to take my test!" We'll try to answer most of those questions and tell you that you're not alone when looking for a job and not knowing where to turn or what to do. We'll tell you what steps you need to take to get off on the right foot and begin taking the ARE exam and what that IDP thing is all about that you are required to do. We'll also let you know what some of the organizations do and how they can help you get to where you want to be. Come set your mind at ease and hear about the things you need to know that studio can't teach you. Questions are welcome!