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What sets you apart from other architects with similar experience?

It is hard when applying for jobs or for schools for your masters degree so what makes them want to choose you? #architect #architecture

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Ruth’s Answer

Brent's answer is something to read and reread. It sums up architecture job looking pretty well. When you are young, it is easy to think of job looking as being similar to a test to pass. You are more ready to mold yourself to what people want in order to get the job. If your economic situation adds pressure, try going for diplomacy rather than effacing your character. As you get more secure in the skills you have to offer, you'll realize that a good fit is primary. Good luck!
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Brent’s Answer

That’s an excellent question Alexis. Employers are typically looking for the following things: creativity, a good education, intelligence, willingness to learn, willingness to take on responsibility, enthusiasm, a good team member, professionalism, a good sense of humor, confidence, willingness to work hard, & organized thinking (among other qualities). Focus on your personality and let your portfolio speak for itself. And always remember that you are interviewing them at the same time that they are interviewing you. Find a firm that fits YOU. Also, there are lots of books out there about getting a job in the design fields, interviewing, etc. Get some from Amazon and come to your interviews prepared.... GOOD LUCK !!
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Jovany G’s Answer

Hello,

My name is Jovany Garcia, current architect student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I ain’t a professional with a diploma in my hands yet, but based in my experience what sets you apart is your creativity, your own design going more beyond the boundaries. Always follow your passion and never hesitate.

Kind regards, Jovany Garcia
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Angeline’s Answer

Hello Alexis!

I am not an architect, but I did want to chime in with a suggestion. College is the best time to really explore putting some of the stuff you've learned to practice. I highly suggest creating one or two personal projects where you can really show that your passion for architecture goes beyond just your studies. This could be something as simple as creating a blog and writing about the subject. This also helps give you items that you can add to a portfolio, alongside any internships or work you do in the field.

Hope this helps!
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