Syracuse Architecture provides an extensive program to assist individuals in managing their personal career beginning with their first semester of study and continuing as an alumnus/ae of the School. Workshops and individual counseling sessions address topics such as:

  • research and job search strategies
  • resume and professional correspondence
  • networking and LinkedIn best practices
  • interviewing techniques
  • job offer evaluation and salary negotiation
  • AXP assistance and licensure
  • portfolio and sample  page review
  • research of alternate career options
Academic Recruiting Year

Our first employer event of the academic year is the Syracuse University Career Fair, at the Carrier Dome in late September; there is no fee to attend.  Employers enjoy the opportunity to meet students and promote the firm’s brand and opportunities. 

In late fall, returning summer interns host an Internship Expo promoting top internships from around the globe to their peer schoolmates.

Throughout the academic year, Professional Portfolio Reviews provide a productive opportunity for employers and alumni to meet with students of all class years, sharing techniques and building connections.

In the spring, the School of Architecture hosts a robust Spring Recruitment Program with over 60 firms holding interviews on campus with pre-selected candidates. Firms post positions on Handshake for full-time and summer opportunities in December-January, and interview February-March. Please note: the School does not host a Spring Career Fair.

Save the date: Architecture Interview Days 2020 are scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2020 and Thursday, February 20, 2020.  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. 

During summers and breaks, students may choose to work in paid internships to develop professional skills and earn hours for the Architectural eXperience Program (AXP). Most states require completion of AXP and the national Architecture Registration Exam before awarding state licensure.

Employment Opportunities

Syracuse University uses a centralized career services platform, Handshake, to post employment opportunities and events for students and recent graduates (0-5 years). Advanced positions (6+ years) are posted for alumni review in the School’s LinkedIn Alumni group.

Outcomes/first destination survey

Syracuse University publishes a First Destination Survey every spring for a snapshot of where graduates have landed post-graduation. To view the survey, click here.