Connie Caldwell, Director of Career ServicesConnie Caldwell, Director of Career ServicesSyracuse Architecture provides an extensive program of career services to students, beginning in the first semester of study. 

  • coaching for summer job and permanent job strategies
  • support for the Intern Development Program
  • training for LinkedIn access to Alumni Network
  • training in salary negotiation & interviewing techniques
  • assistance with research of alternative career options

During summers and breaks, students may choose to work in paid internships to develop professional skills and earn hours for the Intern Development Program (IDP). IDP requires the candidate to work a certain number of hours in each aspect of the field as an intern. Most states require completion of IDP and the national Architecture Registration Exam before awarding state licensure.

To assist students and alumni/ae with this process, the following services are provided by the School of Architecture:

Resume Consultation and Registration

All students and alumni/ae seeking a summer or permanent position receive individual assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, and guidance in the networking and research process. 

Intern Development Program

Each semester features ‘Introduction to IDP’ seminars, including application assistance. 

Employment Opportunities

When the School receives notice of an open position, the notice is posted by e-mail to all students and alumni, and advanced positions are also posted on the school’s website.  

On-Campus Recruiting

Architecture firms are invited to interview students on campus each spring. 

LinkedIn offers the career details of many alumni/ae and students. Using the ADVANCED SEARCH feature, users are able to search for alums in specific locations who are working on specific project types. 

Annual Alumni Salary Survey

We are the only School of Architecture that conducts a comprehensive salary survey of our alumni annually. To view the survey results, click here.