Syracuse University Career & Internship Fair 

The School of Architecture will collaborate with our peers across campus to host an in-person career fair on Tuesday, September 24th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (ET) in the JMA Wireless Dome (formerly the Carrier Dome).   As you look to expand your brand and network with intern and full-time (entry-level) candidates, we hope your will consider showcasing your organization during this great event.  This is an interactive event to promote introductions and brief conversations/experience overviews.  It is not designed for interviewing/in-depth portfolio reviews. Registration is limited and quickly filling. Please register soon if interested! FALL 2024 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR 

architecture, construction & design virtual networking day 

The School of Architecture will host a VIRTUAL Networking Day on Wednesday, October 9, 2024 from 10:00am – 2:00pm (ET) through Handshake.  Students can connect with alumni and recruiters through (10-minute) 1:1 conversations and/or (30-minute) group sessions. This is an interactive event to promote introductions and brief conversations/experiential overviews.  This event is not designed for interviewing/in-depth portfolio reviews. For more information or to register:  ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN FALL 2024 VIRTUAL NETWORKING DAY

Architecture interview Blitz Days

Architecture Interview Blitz Days | Our signature in-person recruiting event held in late February / early March brings over 50 companies and students together for job and internship interviews. Registration has closed for 2024. Please consider other opportunities to connect with our students. 

Job PostIngs

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 (5+ years experience). 

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students + Recent graduates ( 0-5 years experience)

For entry level positions, Syracuse University utilizes Handshake as our career services management platform. By creating a Handshake account, firms are able to post positions and register for on-campus events.

HANDSHAKE ASSISTANCE

Tips:

  • 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.

     

  • If you would like assistance with Handshake, please visit the Handshake Help Center or email archcar@syr.edu. We are happy to assist you.
  • A note about your applicant pool. International students comprise approximately 45% of the School of Architecture student body. We encourage firms to expand their talent pool by considering all candidates. International students are eligible for work authorization in the US by using Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Current students (internships): Working with staff from Syracuse University, students submit required paperwork, apply for a 1 credit internship (CPT only), and pay associated fees.

Graduates (full time): Students are eligible for 12 months of OPT following graduation. A 24-month OPT Extension may be available to architecture students who are employed by an organization that participates in the E-Verify program. In the job post details, selecting “yes” (work authorization section) will open a larger pool of talent.

LinkedIN ( 5+ years experience)

For experienced position postings, the School of Architecture utilizes LinkedIn.

Please email the job posting 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.

candidate Interviews

Employers are invited to interview students for both internships and full-time positions during the fall and spring semesters. 

Candidate Interviews connect firms with pre-selected candidates for full time and internship positions. Managed through Handshake, interviews may occur in-person or virtually and may be scheduled to accommodate the hiring needs of our employer partners. Interview dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. There are no fees to interview Syracuse Architecture students.

Typically, peak recruiting occurs during the spring semester. Interviews usually take place in February or March so that firms may invite students for second interviews during the Syracuse Spring Break (mid March). Our main graduation is in May, but a significant number of students graduate in December, particularly from our graduate program.

Please reach out to Career Services at archcar@syr.edu to reserve your interview date. 

Off-Campus Interviews

If a visit to our campus is not possible this year or you would prefer to manage the interview schedule process internally,  please reach out to Career Services at archcar@syr.edu to discuss customized recruiting options. 

Alumni Mentor Program: SUARCHConnect on Firsthand

Firsthand supports students (mentees) in achieving their short and long-term professional development goals by allowing them to meet with alumni mentors within their current academic pursuits or career goals.

Firsthand automates the mentor matching process and is available 24/7 for access by mentees and mentors to meet virtually within Firsthand or on an external platform of your choice. After alumni mentors setup availability and choose what topics they are willing to meet on, mentees can request to meet with mentors for a 30-minute session based on this availability.

Please email archcar@syr.edu for registration information.

Position StatemenTs on UnPaid internships

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the foremost authority on internships and is leading the way in its advocacy to eradicate unpaid internships. While many internships are paid, unpaid internships are problematic for many reasons. Using an equity lens, NACE’s position statement on unpaid internships is a call to policymakers to address the inherent inequities unpaid internships cause and to work to ensure all internships are paid.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) re-affirmed its opposition to unpaid architectural internships. Since launching the national experience program in 1977, NCARB has always expected—and later required—that employers compensate all students and licensure candidates for their work, regardless of duration or experience level.