Monday, August 24, 2009
Internships and Volunteer Positions
Well today has been a good day thus far. Woke up, played a little N64 Tony Hawk ProSkater and checked out some Design Community Forums. Biggest thing on my mind today though is this whole applying for Internship thing. My roommate kinda scared me last night with his comment " you should apply like...now" Is it really that competetive for voulnteer positions in the architecture field? Part of this is that I feel Grossly under qualified for even a volunteer position. Its not that I don't have confidence in my abilities but its the fact that I've never really done ANYTHING outside a couple pre major studios you know? i would be fine with just getting coffee :D. Alright so so far I've looked at a couple firms here in Seattle ( Yes I am in seattle). FIrst was McClellen Architects. http://www.mccarch.com/ Their site looks fairly interesting but I'm afraid that they might be too traditional to accept some student that has no real experience :/ The next one was Balance Associates Architects I definitely tend to like this one a little better but we'll see.
well I want to check out at least a couple more firms before I start sending out Emails to beg for a position. Other than that just heading over to my PAYING job as a barista here at UW. Then possibly off to International district for some grocery shopping.
Oh on other notes. Last night was looking at a book my Girlfriend got me for a 10 month aniverserary thing. (she is a interdisciplinary arts major) Its a pretty awesome little book. Titled: NEW YORK: architecture & Design. She picked it up at Uwajimaya Book Store here I think. http://www.uwajimaya.com/ Anyways I like it because its short, sweet, gives you some basic facts to let you know if you want to look further into the project, and lets you see some of the actual Project Boards that were used for initial presentations. Nice.
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