School of Architecture Career Services

We Help You Start Your Career

Our dedicated School of Architecture Career and Outreach Coordinator assists students with gaining work experience and beginning their professional careers in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture.

  • We help students prepare a professional resume and portfolio.
  • We organize annual career fairs and maintain an online job board.
  • We help students with questions about licensure and certification for architectural professionals.

Students and alumni may make an appointment for advising by contacting the School of Architecture at (818) 252-5121 or careerandoutreach@woodbury.edu.

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Services

Woodbury University Job Board

We have an active job board for students and alumni seeking employment. Likewise, we invite employers who are seeking interns as well as more experienced graduates to post job openings here.

Job Board

Licensure and Certification

The School of Architecture at Woodbury University is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to offer an integrated path to architectural licensure. We support students and alumni with the licensure and certification process for architectural professionals.

Interior architecture graduates may become certified interior designers through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

Career Fairs

We organize annual career fairs for students to meet with professionals and where firms meet new talent. Interested architecture firms can contact the Career and Outreach Office for further information and to register for our next career fair on campus.

See Upcoming Career Fairs

IPAL

The School of Architecture at Woodbury University is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative.

The IPAL initiative is offered for both our undergraduate (BArch) and graduate (MArch) programs and on both campuses. The program allows for the integration of the three components of licensure: Architectural Experience Program (AXP), professional education (BArch or MArch) and Architectural Registration Exams (ARE).

IPAL Program

Interior Architecture students of Tectonics 2 exhibit work at the Wedge Gallery on campus at Woodbury University's PRODUCTORA show on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

(Photos by Susanica Tam. info@susanica.com)

Firms that have hired our students and alumni

  • Abramson Teiger Architects
  • AC Martin
  • AECOM
  • Architecture for Education
  • Bestor Architecture
  • BNIM
  • Brooks + Scarpa
  • CallisonRTKL
  • CannonDesign
  • Carrier Johnson + Culture
  • Chu + Gooding
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of San Diego
  • CO Architects
  • Courtney + Le Architects
  • CSDA Design Group
  • Cusumano Real Estate
  • Dean Larkin Design
  • DLR Group
  • Douglas Pancake Architects
  • Dreamworks
  • Estudio Teddy Cruz
  • EYRC Architects
  • Freeman White
  • Foundation for Form
  • Gangi Architects
  • Gehry Partners, LLP
  • Gensler
  • Gruen Associates
  • HDR
  • HED
  • HKS Architects
  • HOK
  • Johnson Fain
  • Lehrer Architects
  • Morphosis
  • NAC Architecture
  • NBBJ
  • Omgivning
  • Perkins + Will
  • Rob Wellington Quigley
  • RNT Architects
  • Safdie Rabines Architects
  • SGPA Architecture and Planning
  • Steinberg
  • Studio E Architects
  • Studio MA
  • Suisman Urban Design
  • Taalman Architects
  • UCLA
  • Wolcott Architecture Interiors
  • ZGF
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Career Possibilities

Career possibilities with an architecture degree

  • Architecture
  • Urban design
  • Development
  • Furniture design
  • Environmental design
  • Information design
  • Project management
  • Academia
  • Art practice
  • Curatorial practice
  • Residential design
  • Public building surveyor
  • Interior design and fabrication
  • Production designer for theater, TV and film
  • Urban and community design
  • Historic buildings restoration and adaptation
  • Project and development management
  • Facilities management
  • Real estate development
  • City planner
  • Higher education lecturer

Career possibilities with an interior architecture degree

  • Interior design
  • Education
  • Exhibition design
  • Event design
  • Furniture design
  • Lighting design
  • Product design
  • Game design
  • Set design
  • Teaching

Career possibilities with a landscape architecture degree

  • Landscape architecture design
  • Architectural design
  • Land development
  • Forestry management
  • Community activism
  • Development services
  • Environmental design
  • Garden design
  • Horticultural Professional
  • Urban design
  • Educator
  • Landscape criticism
  • Landscape theory
  • Civil engineering
  • Land development
  • Artist

 

Additional Resources

After four years of development, the latest version of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), ARE 5.0, launched on November 1, 2016. The updated exam incorporates new testing technologies and features six divisions that align with current practice and the progression of an architecture project. ARE 5.0 was developed with the help of practicing architects who volunteer their time and expertise, and reviewed by experts who ensure the exam is fair, reliable, and meets national testing standards. Visit NCARB.

It is more important than ever for clients, policy-makers and the general public to know that interior designers distinguish themselves by demonstrating a specific set of competencies, supported by supervised work experience and a college degree, to earn the NCIDQ Certification – the standard for professional interior designers. Visit NCIDQ.

Contact Our Career And Outreach Office

Catherine Roussel Catherine Roussel, AIA
School of Architecture Career and Outreach Coordinator
Architect Licensing Advisor
catherine.roussel@woodbury.edu
(818) 394-3339