The School of Architecture Career Services staff is committed to supporting your professional development. We have a variety of means to connect with students as they continue the job/internship search process. 

Winter Break Updates:

Career advising sessions are available throughout break (with the exception of 12/24 – 1/2 when the University will be closed). Sessions will be via Zoom or phone. Please schedule an appointment with us through Handshake (syr.joinhandshake.com/appointments).

Winter Workshop Series 

All sessions will be held from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET) via Zoom.

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022: ARCH:  Prepping your Resume for Spring Recruiting.  Register HERE.
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022: ARCH:  Cover Letters & Professional Communication.  Register HERE
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022: ARCH:  Portfolios / Sample Pages Workshop.  Register HERE.
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022:  ARCH:  Internship Search Strategy.  Register HERE
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022: ARCH:  Job Search Strategy Workshop.  Register HERE.

Advising Appointments:  We have increased the number of available 30-minute student appointment slots and offer both day and evening times. Students may schedule a career advising appointment directly through Handshake.  These appointments may be conducted in-person, Zoom or by phone. 

Career Workshops:  We host career workshops in-person and a virtual format utilizing ZOOM. All workshops will be listed and promoted through the Events tab on Handshake. 

Career Resources:  Students can find handouts and career preparation resources to guide them through every step of the job/internship search process under the Career Center tab on their Handshake homepage. Type in the keyword:  Architecture.

Quick Questions:  Students can always email us with quick questions at archcar@syr.edu.  We will do our best to provide a response within 24 business hours.

Resume & Cover Letter Reviews:  Students who would like a review of their resume updates or cover letter can email their documents to archcar@syr.edu.  We will respond back within 24 business hours.  

Bi-Weekly Career Newsletter:  We will continue to send our monthly newsletter on a bi-weekly basis throughout the pandemic. The newsletters will continue to provide announcements, job search tips, upcoming virtual events and posting deadlines. 

Career Services Express/Office Hours:  We offer bi-weekly Career Services Express sessions (drop-in sessions) which will be promoted via Handshake.  

Alumni Panels:  Alumni conversations with students to discuss the field of architecture, preparation, and challenges faced following graduation.

LinkedIn Learning:  LinkedIn offers a variety of webinars and training videos on a wide array of topics such as building your personal brand, networking, virtual interviewing, etc.  Log-in here: LinkedIn Learning.

GoinGlobal Country Career Guides:  Are you looking for industry information outside of the US?  Searching for a position in your home country?  Country specific search tips are available through GoinGlobal.

Big Interview:  Big Interview is a tool available to all Syracuse University students interested in practicing their interview skills.  Videotape your responses and receive immediate feedback.  Utilize a pre-made industry specific interview or create one of your own using Big Interview.  Completed interviews can be shared to archcar@syr.edu for additional feedback from the Architecture Career Services team.

Alumni Mentoring Program:  Alumni have offered their time and knowledge to network with recent/upcoming graduates via email, phone or ZOOM sessions.  Students will be paired with an alum based on geographic and industry interests.

VMock:  VMock is a tool available to all Syracuse University students interested in immediate, electronic resume feedback.  The system utilizes tools and criteria created by the Architecture Career Services Staff to offer real-time resume critiques.

Portfolio Reviews:  We collaborate with alumni and employers to offer portfolio reviews (mainly via Zoom but occasionally in-person).  These 30-minute timeslots offer a great opportunity for students to gain technical feedback on their portfolio from industry professionals.

Alumni Industry Insights Conversations:  We will be hosting virtual alumni panels and ‘coffee chats’ to discuss the current hiring challenges being faced by our top employer partners and hiring teams.  Events will be promoted on Handshake.

Virtual Career Fair:  This fall (September) we hosted a Virtual STEAM Career Fair in collaboration with the College of Information Studies (iSchool), the College of Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) and the College of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS).  Students were able to connect with alumni and recruiters through virtual 1:1 and group sessions.

Architecture, Design & the Creative Arts Virtual Networking Day: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 10:00am – 12:30pm 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. Similar to the fall career fair, you will need your updated resume in order to register and participate. Student registration will open on January 10, 2022 via Handshake.

Candidate InterviewsDue to the current COVID-19 status, our interview program will be virtual for Spring 2022. Candidate Interviews connect firms with pre-selected candidates for full time and internship positions and is managed through the Handshake platform.

Connie Caldwell Summer Internship Award:  Created in partnership with the deGraffenried Foundation, this fund is awarded to one full-time student at the School each summer to assist with expenses associated with an internship including (but not limited to) living expenses, housing, food and utilities. Applications open in early spring.