Syracuse Architecture provides opportunities for employers to recruit summer interns, entry level, recent graduates, and experienced professionals through two platforms, Handshake (0-5 years experience) and LinkedIn (6+ years experience).
students + Recent graduates ( 0-5 years experience)
For entry level positions, Syracuse University utilizes Handshake as their career services management platform. By creating a Handshake account, firms are able to post positions and learn of campus events to engage with students and to promote firm opportunities.
- Create an account at syr.joinhandshake.com. Select “Arts & Design” as the profession and “Architecture and Planning” as the employment industry and job function.
- Be sure to indicate Syracuse University as a recruitment school.
When posting employment opportunities please specify when prompted:
- If the position is a summer internship (temporary/seasonal) or architectural internship (full-time) to avoid confusion with the term ‘intern’.
Eligibility for international students: Y/N
- Work Visa: such as H-1B
- Training for students: CPT, Curricular Practical Training for summer/semester employees; OPT, Optional Practical Training up to 3 years.
LinkedIN ( 6+ years experience)
For experienced position postings, the School of Architecture utilizes LinkedIn.
Kindly forward the job to Archcar@syr.edu, with details including job description, qualifications and skill sets, required work authorization (US citizen, CPT/OPT), application documents (typically resume, sample pages, cover letter, and link to portfolio), deadline, and contact information. Space is limited to ~1,300 characters. Once received, we will post the position on the the Syracuse Architecture Career Services page.
Handshake is a superb platform for identifying students seeking employment. In the “Relationships” tab in the left margin, click on “Search Students” and select filters, such as:
- School: Syracuse University
- Primary College: School of Architecture
- Keyword: your choice (city, software, etc.)
Note: “Seniors” refer to both 4th and 5th year students.
Employers are invited to visit campus every spring to participate in Architect Interview Days. Interviews take place in February or March so that firms may invite students for second interviews during the Syracuse Spring Break (mid March). There are no fees for the Architect Interview Days.
Architect Interview Days are held in February and registration instructions will be posted the first week in December. *Due to limited space on each day, please do not make specific travel arrangements until your interview registration has been approved.
Please note: If you are unable to attend a specific Architect Interview Day, please reach out to Career Services at email@example.com to inquire about an alternate on-campus interview date.
Graduating students and summer intern candidates from all three degree programs, (MS, MArch, BArch) apply for on-campus positions through Handshake, sharing their resume, cover page, sample work pages, and a link to their on-line portfolio. Firms select students they wish to interview and in turn, students select a time slot in the Handshake schedule.
Off-Campus and Remote Interviews
If a visit to our campus is not possible this year, you are welcome to contact Handshake applicants directly and invite them to your firm over spring break. Please be upfront and clear with the student regarding travel and accommodation reimbursement.
An alternative option is to conduct remote (video/phone) interviews.