I registered for IDP... How anticlimactic!!!
It has been a while since I blogged. My feet have been hitting the pavement trying to find a job in NYC...and I am still doing so in this dismal job market.
So I have known about IDP since undergrad, and it was about time that I do this. It is just that when you are almost done with school, that last thing you want to do is take more tests and pay more money for you future career being broke already.
I applaud the clarity in what IDP is and why it is important. I am so happy that I will be able to take the licensing exam concurrently with IDP. Someone was listening...but I need to find a IDP mentor. On top of all that I want to become an Associate AIA title behind my name too. But this will cost me another $300 dollars after paying money for national, city, and other random fees.
The job market is not great right now. And it is a possibility that some of those lost jobs are gone forever. So I feel like I am soldier preparing for battle.
I will be armed with my: B.S. Arch degree, my soon to be M.Arch degree, a strong portfolio, IDP registered, and knowing as many computer programs as humanly possible (including CAD, 3D, and BIM-I am still working on that). And I will be applying for a PhD program in Urban Planning this fall.
So hopefully this will make me stand out until I can become