Career Planning

Career Tools

The School of Architecture reaches out to professionals, community leaders and alumni through a variety of programs, which also give our students valuable practical experience. The Center for Building Communities provides opportunities for students, professors, and local citizens to make an impact on the urban evolution of cities throughout the U.S. An annual Career Fair allows students to interact with prospective employers. Our alumni network and the Notre Dame Career Center help graduates pursue professional opportunities.

Fifth-year student Brian Droste, B.Arch ’10, has developed a list of resources for students to help them navigate the practical requirements to become licensed professionals, including how to sign up for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), compensation reports and employment resources.

Additionally, the Architecture Library has pulled together a recommended list of periodicals, articles, and guides to assist students with preparing a resume, designing a portfolio, researching salaries, and so on. In preparation for the Career Fair each spring, the School hosts resume and portfolio workshops with Profs. Alan DeFrees and Gil Gorski.