Personalized assistance and advising is available to students within the School of Architecture through one-on-one advising, career workshops and an elective course. These offerings provide students opportunities to refine interview skills, develop professional contacts and practice career building skills.
Our career services manager helps students as they develop their resumes and portfolios into professional, succinct documents. This is an ongoing process that requires continual review and iterations. Students are encouraged to have their documents reviewed by both Kristen Jones and faculty members and participate in classes and workshops offered on these topics. Schedule a meeting with Kristen Jones.
Our career services manager hosts various workshops and student Q&A discussions based on relevant topics within the profession. Topics and guest speakers are coordinated to inform students on pertinent issues such as licensure, career path trajectories and the importance of professional affiliations.
Past and Future Workshops and Events
Tulane alumni practice throughout the United States, in architecture and a variety of related fields. These successful design professionals often prefer to hire Tulane graduates and are effective area contacts for students seeking employment.
The school has a strong alumni career networking program which coordinates individual interviewing days, as well as a large Career Days event, which hosts both alumni and non-alumni affiliates. Students are able to directly submit their resume and portfolios to these networks through our website here by emailing their materials to Kristen Jones.
Students also have access to our Alumni Council, a global group of committed alumni who help support the careers of students and graduates through mentorship and programming. These various channels assist students in securing pre- and post-graduate internships.
Career Development Timelines
We are excited to publish the following Tulane School of Architecture Career Development Timelines! These timelines should be used by students to guide their career planning throughout their time at Tulane. Students should select the timeline that corresponds to their degree program.
The Career Services Resource Library includes handouts and worksheets developed by the Career Services office and workshop presenters to help students navigate various aspects of career related topics. Visit the career resource library here and look out for more information to be added regularly.
DESIGNING CAREERS reinforces our Career Services initiatives in creating new opportunities that will help to better position students and graduates as they pursue a variety of approaches for their careers and diverse job opportunities. It includes:
DESIGNING CAREERS is supported by Faculty Career Leader Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA; the Tulane School of Architecture Alumni Council; and Kristen Jones, Program Manager for Career Services and External Relations. Click here to read more about the initiative and its components.
Career Corner Newsletter
Career Corner is a biweekly newsletter written by Kristen Jones, Program Manager for Career Services and External Relations, that features career professional development information-including available job and internship listings, information on upcoming School of Architecture careers events, and resources and checklists to help students navigate their career development. To view past issues, please visit our folder HERE. If you are a current student who is not receiving the Career Corner newsletter, please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCARB Architectural Experience Program
NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP) guides emerging professionals through the testing process to obtain an architectural license. AXP is the standard accepted means of completing the experience requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions. Students can now sign up as soon as they enter a NAAB accredited professional degree program in architecture. AXP is required for licensure in every state.