CAREER TOOLS
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

AIA|LA Staff and Board of Directors are passionate about creating a pipeline towards licensure, and supporting students of architecture and design with a full spectrum of resources that:

+ Empower individual students
+ Strengthen architectural curriculum
+ Advocate for the profession
+ Support our communities and region through design.

Here, we will begin to provide online resources meant to enrich and inform the career development opportunities for students.

To contribute to future programming, please email Events Manager Natalie Dalton with your ideas and resources.


WHERE TO START?
STEP 1
Become a Member - FOR FREE!
From student membership to Assoc. AIA, join The American Institute of Architects. You can be eligible for up to 18 months of free membership after graduating.
STEP 2
Join a Committee
AIA|LA has 13 active committees & task forces. Opportunities to participate as leadership and steer programming for the chapter are abundant. You must be AIA or Assoc. AIA to become a Committee Chair, but participation is open to all.
STEP 3
Gain Recognition
With four awards programs and one major student scholarship program [2x8], AIA|LA awards built and conceptual work, student projects, and even architectural photography. For a chance at winning, you've got to register!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
JOB SEARCH
Find a Job
AIA|LA posts employment opportunities from firms located locally, and across the nation. We also highly recommend working with design & architecture recruitment companies to get your foot in the door.
JOB SEARCH
Post your CV
Still looking? Add your resume to the AIA|LA Website to let firms know that you are available. Resume listings are free to AIA Members and the general public.
VOLUNTEER
Mentor the Next Generation
We receive requests from schools, libraries, and mentoring programs for designers to speak to students of all ages.
INTERN
Local Internships
AIA|LA & partner firms offer internship opportunities for architecture students facing housing insecurity, with DACA status, at imminent risk of becoming homeless and/or living without safe and reliable access to shelter.
LICENSURE
Not Licensed, Yet?
From free ARE-prep seminars to an in-office collection of test preparation materials, including books and flash cards, AIA|LA supports your path to becoming a licensed architect.
NETWORKING
Emerging Professionals, Unite!
From free BARchitecture networking events to opportunities to learn from experienced firm principals, we highly encourage you to join the EP network and task force.

LEARNING UNITS
SEMINARS
AXP Experience Hours
Throughout the year AIA|LA offers many seminars, lectures, and presentations that provide attendees with Health|Safety|Welfare Continuing Education Learning Units that qualify as AXP Experience Hours.
CONFERENCES
2°C, Encompass, Purposeful, Design for Dignity, & Powerful
With five annual conferences, that attract renowned keynote speakers, foster interactive panels, catalyze networking, AND offer learning units - meet and mingle with the AIA|LA community!