Student Resources: Portfolio + Resume
Resumes and architecture portfolios are needed to apply for graduate school, work, and internships and should be arranged attractively, neatly, and concisely: Form is as important as content. Be sure to include only your best work, and organize material logically. Consider your audience and make sure to completely proofread to eliminate all errors. Closely study architecture firm websites to understand appropriate and desirable graphics.
Positions are often won or lost on first impressions. Rearranging your portfolio for an interview sends a clear signal that you are serious about the opportunity.
RESUME + PORTFOLIO
Develop a coherent image. Use similar design elements for your resume, cover letter, and portfolio.
Present all of your samples in the same manner. Inconsistency is perceived as a lack of taste or lack of focus. More info
A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience over one page
PDC is to help students and alumni cultivate essential competencies necessary to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals.
Bring resumes done with PDC assistance back to the ARCH department for discipline
A portfolio is a creative act, showing your skills and imagination, but it is also an act of communication and a tool for self-promotion
Suggested resources: Harold Linton's book, Portfolio Design, and Syracuse Architecture Department's portfolio webpage (https://soa.syr.edu/resources/career-services/faqs-students/portfolio/). Also look at examples on the Issu platform (particularly look at Cornell, Cal Poly, and GSD architecture program examples).
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