Many jobs offer summer apprenticeships for those new to and learning a trade such as architecture. If you are interested in pursuing this field of work and looking for a potential job opportunity, it will be valuable for you to perform a type of internship or apprenticeship program in the field of architecture. The following provides some tips about how to find a summer job as an architect's apprentice.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- internet access
Create or update your resume. Having an updated resume is handy for those impromptu job interviews. Updating your abilities and skills as you learn them is also helpful.
Research different architectural firms. Learning more about each firm will allow you to get an idea of the specific work they do helping your decision about which to apply for an apprenticeship at that much easier. Places to look include online sources and want ads in local newspapers.
Start applying for apprenticeships. Once you've researched different firms, you can begin to apply for various apprenticeships of your liking. It is best to apply in person or through any online options offered.
Contact architectural firms. Once you've applied, give each firm between 2 and 3 weeks to review your application as well as others who have applied. If you don't hear from them, contacting them will show them that you are interested in the position they are offering and might boast your potential for the job.
Set up interviews. This includes going on scheduled interviews and looking into potential open interviews any architectural firm may have. Prior applying might not be necessary but this will show the firm that you are interested and consistent.
Tips and warnings
- When looking for summer apprenticeships, it is best to begin looking in March and April for your best chance.
- Posting your resume to online sites is a good idea as well because it will allow companies you might have missed applying for to glance at your resume and possibly contact you.