Architecture is the art and science of designing physical structures and the spaces around them. Architecture requires graphic and visual skills, technical aptitude in mathematics and science, verbal skills, organizational skills, memory, and compositional talent.

Things to Consider

Creative and timely problem-solving are a hallmark of the architectural process, making it one of the most analytical of the arts disciplines. Architects are required to be licensed in every state, and there is usually an internship/apprenticeship period following education, prior to a licensing exam.

Students considering these fields are encouraged to reach out to their faculty and alumni to develop professional relationships and contacts. Portfolios are fundamental for demonstrating previous experience and should be adaptable to fit changing career narratives, as well as capable of demonstrating the process as well as the product.

Customize the New OCS Weekly Newsletter

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The Yale OCS Weekly Newsletter can now be customized to your interest areas including upcoming events, sample jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. OCS strongly recommends that everyone take the 2 minutes to update their preferences to ensure you are getting the …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Create a Target Employer List (Job Search Road Map)

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Your target employer list is a critical element of your job search plan. Having a target list provides a road map as you begin your employer research and outreach efforts. An employer target list can start with industry (e.g., Healthcare), …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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2021 Virtual Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event

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Seeking opportunities with a nonprofit organization, within the government sector, or within the creative careers indsutries? Join Yale’s Office of Career Strategy on March 19, 2021, from 2pm-4pm to meet with employers from across these CGCC areas.

Yale’s Common Good …

By Stephanie Waite
Stephanie Waite Senior Associate Director Stephanie Waite
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Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves

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Research by the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and others confirms the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector—since mid-March 2020, the pandemic has (at least temporarily) cost the U.S. arts …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Why the Combination of Analytical Skills and Creativity Is So Valuable

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Many people believe that analytical skills and creativity are opposites and cannot exist (or only rarely exist) in the same person. Sometimes this is framed as the “left brain/right brain”  dichotomy or as “logic” versus “intuition”. In reality, this sharp …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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