Finding an Internship
Internships are the best way to gain relevant work experience before you graduate.
Below are a few websites that can help you to find architecture internships around the world:
- Keep in mind that you can ask your family, friends, other students, and even professors if they know of anyone who is hiring. A great first internship could be as a research assistant with a professor, for example.
- Use LinkedIn to make connections with professionals who graduated from your university. They can offer you mentorship and advice in addition to helping you land that job.
- Bring your design skills to your resume and cover letter. A clean layout, careful colour scheme, and well-chosen font can set your resume apart.
- Have a digital version of your portfolio ready to submit once you find your opportunity. This could be a website, or a pdf uploaded to a publishing site like Issuu.
- Practise your interview skills. Have examples prepared in response to common interview questions. Practise your body language, and prepare a professional outift. This is important whether the interview is via Skype or in person. For a Skype interview, try gluing a pair of plastic googly eyes by your laptop camera so that you look the interviewer in the eye.