Preparing students for fulfilling careers after graduation is a priority at CAPLA, and internships are the best way to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting.
Two ways we assist in making sure graduates ready for their future is through the CAPLA Job Interview Fair and our internships program:
Each spring, CAPLA holds a Job Interview Fair which brings 35-40 different businesses to interview students. These interview sessions are meant to help students hone their presentation and speaking skills in a professional environment, but also lead to job and internship opportunities. Design and design-build firms, nonprofit organizations, and local government agencies from across the country come to meet our students.
Internships provide excellent opportunities for students to learn about specific industries and firms from within those areas. The opportunities presented to students as a part of these experiences will help shape the students' future career goals and allow them to network with potential prospective employers. As a part of the academic program, internships are required for Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments students and recommended for Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students and all master's program students. Each school has an internship coordinator who works with students to help them find an internship position that fits their needs.
Opening Doors to a Bright Future: Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch
Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch landed her internship at Tucson architecture firm Swaim Associates thanks to the CAPLA Job Interview Fair.
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