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Getting your first job in an architecture school is more about who you are than what you can do. I thought I would put together some basics tips and strategies that might help you find the perfect firm fo you.

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Architects are Crafty

Bob Borson —  March 30, 2015 — 31 Comments

Have you ever called someone “crafty” and you weren’t referencing their Macgyver-esque abilities pertaining to yarn and popsicle sticks? A different meaning of the word crafty comes to my mind when I say that “All architects are crafty.”

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Making the decision to be an architect is hard but making the decision to not be an architect might be even harder.

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What is it like to be an architect? Architecture in the real world is a lot different than people think. Does school prepare you for being an architect?

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If you are going to be an architect, do you have to work a lot of overtime? Not necessarily. I thought it would be interesting to break down by 2014 hour by hour to see what time I spent and where I spent it.

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What does the typical architect’s day look like? Depends on how you define “typical”. In today’s post, you get to follow me around for a day to see what a typical day is like for this architect

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I thought it would be particularly good timing to bring up the idea of working on short term goals and they value – and satisfaction – that they can bring to your career.

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