Most young graduates will find the transition from architecture school to practice a significant one. Whether you’re about to get your degree, have just finished, or are looking for a change, landing the right job—one where you are making an impact—is the biggest challenge you will face. Although it’s impossible to predict exactly how your career will turn out, it’s entirely possible to shape and craft it. Get Practiced, a book full of stories and strategies, will help you navigate the excitement and uncertainty of the first five years of your career.
Throughout the book, Hwang shares:
• How young graduates are constantly redefining the profession;
• How to make your way when there is no set path and no guidebook;
• How good advice and unexpected opportunities are not accidental;
• How studying architecture is absolutely worth it.
Drawing from her own experience and those of friends, mentors, and award-winning practitioners, Irene Hwang provides straightforward exercises and firsthand accounts that will give you the information you need to create your professional development plan and execute it. You will learn the steps—and missteps—taken by architecture school graduates at all stages of their careers. This book will help you focus your professional objectives, gather resources, and generate tangible evidence of your abilities.
Irene Hwang is faculty at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as the assistant chair of the architecture program.