In searching for architecture opportunities, no substitute exists for networking. Meeting with the architecture career coach in the Career Center is the best place to start for a clear and concise game plan on finding and applying for opportunities. Utilizing Go IRISH, professors, and the Alumni Association’s myNotreDame in conjunction with LinkedIN should be next. Once these resources have been sought out, several job and internship boards exist to help students, including:
Preparing for an architecture interview rests heavily on formation of the portfolio. The presentation of the piece is extremely important and must clearly and concisely demonstrate past experience. According to Archinet.com, elements of the portfolio should include a cover letter, resume, Illustrations, line drawings, DD sets, CD sets, prototypes, and physical models. Behavioral interview prep is also important; thus, thinking critically about how past experiences and classes help you stand out from competitors is important. Making it clear to the employer what value you add to the company is critical for success.