The AIAS is dedicated to bridging the gap between education and the profession. Our career programming is our effort to start to understand where the gap is and how to approach training students to be better off in their new work environments.

We have many initiatives in the pipeline to help close this gap, including The Architype Podcast and Ask an Architect. We also do mock interviews, portfolio reviews and speed mentoring at our major conferences.

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AIAS Career Center

SMACNA Summer Internships

The program pairs leading architectural sheet metal contractors with promising architecture students to give them experience seeing architectural designs brought to life through the construction process. SMACNA architectural sheet metal contractors work on some of the most complex and high-profile projects in the world. APPLY NOW

College + Career Fairs

Boston: Architecture/ Design College Fair

Are you thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or landscape design? If so, explore the possibilities at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair. Representatives of more than 40 colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. Boston College Fair – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Chicago: Architecture + Design College Day

This day acts as a career fair for students who are interested in following a path in architecture and design. From informational booths to networking opportunities, this event is a must for anyone in the area. Chicago Career Day – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Philadelphia: Architecture + Design Fair

The Philadelphia Architecture & Design Fair is free to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning about educational opportunities in the built environment. Philadelphia Architecture + Design Fair – Saturday, October 19, 2019

New York: Architecture & Design College Fair

High School students from the tri-state area are invited to attend this free college fair to learn more about applying to architecture school. Representatives from schools both within and outside of New York State will be on-hand at the Center for Architecture to meet with students and answer questions. New York Architecture College Fair – Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dallas: 2B an Architect

The AIA Dallas Education Outreach Committee would like to invite all high school sophomores through seniors to our annual 2B an Architect event. The event will include a college fair comprised of practicing architects, interns, current students, and professors from local universities. 2B an Architect – Saturday, October 12, 2019

AIAS Studio Culture Reviewed

Survey results, complied by the American Institute of Architecture Students of people aging 16 - 68 years old, capturing the…

ARE® 5.0 Handbook

The ARE® 5.0 Handbook provides a breakdown of each exam division, sample questions, suggested study resources, and more.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

New graduates of NAAB-accredited programs of architecture receive free AIA Associate membership for up to 18 months following graduation. In…

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

NCARB helps aspiring architects reach their career goals through the national experience program and licensing exam.