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Mar 6 '06 16 Last Comment
deshi
Mar 6, 06 1:57 am

So here are my three passions:

Architecture
Film
Humanitarian work

Think there's a career out there for me?

 

chupacabra
Mar 6, 06 10:23 am

make one.

Erin WilliamsErin Williams
Mar 6, 06 10:51 am

Go join the Peace Corps and find out.

WonderK
Mar 6, 06 11:17 am

Apparently you are Brad Pitt. You seem to be doing pretty well for yourself already.

deshi
Mar 6, 06 11:24 am

wow never thought about that

mad+dash
Mar 6, 06 11:32 am

lol WonderK. Brad Pitt is an archinector! deshi watch out. you'll get 39827402837049820938049830 e-mails today.

ReflexiveSpace
Mar 6, 06 11:43 am

"make one" brilliant! yay blind optimism

southpole
Mar 6, 06 11:56 am

Like my prof. used to say it’s just an education you make it work for you-in this age of specialist, you could make your own career move:
I tent to believe an architecture education gives one the tools to be part of the film industry any day- it’s our social responsibility to better this world we live in- so humanitarian work should already be part of your credo.
I think we have several so call “celebs” lurking around this site- (an insider note)

chupacabra
Mar 6, 06 12:08 pm

yeah reflex, cause no one has EVER made a career out of doing what they wanted...blind...not if your following your own direction.

even if you don't know it people are making their careers every second...you have more to do with where and what you end up doing than anything or anyone else...I would think it is blind following some presumed 'career path' only to find out at 45 your a tool for someone else.

yes, make one.

garpike
Mar 6, 06 12:12 pm

There is no such thing as a random question young Grasshopper.

chupacabra
Mar 6, 06 12:15 pm

Let me put it this way.

I have a really good friend who wanted to make toys...he is no design grad from anywhere...just a hard worker who taught himself webdesign and graphic desing in Austin during the .com boom...now he is making toys...did he go to a school for it, no...did he intern for it, no...did he work under some guru for years, no...he just started scrubbing forums of toy sites etc and figured it out while making his way...and guess what...now he makes his own toys...but don't listen to me...don't believe in yourself and fight to do those things you are passionate about...follow the formula and see where it gets you.

by the way the toy company is
http://www.jamungo.com

make your life happen today.

garpike
Mar 6, 06 12:24 pm

Oh I thought you meant toys, like Little Tikes. Those are kind of art toys for adults, aren't they? The type sold at Giant Robot? Cool none the less. And an inspiring story.

Now if only I had the idea and the sack...

chupacabra
Mar 6, 06 12:30 pm

they just started with their first line...yeah custom toys...but he has a ton of ideas up his sleave ranging from toys for kids, to furniture, to custom figs...and I am sure he will do all of it

the point being...make it today...don't wait, do.

oh, and by the way he just finished building his own house...sans an architecture degree...sucks to dream big and believe in yourself.

deshi
Mar 6, 06 3:19 pm

lol thanks everyone for humoring me. You guys how it is to be in college and everyone is saying "pick a fucking career or something" but that whole making your career thing sounds very interesting, but how to go about it?

I'm think I'm going to go ask Brad how he did it.

siggers
Mar 6, 06 3:40 pm
www.aia.org/ed_careeroptions

something I just happened across a moment ago...these coincidences just keep piling up...mighty suspiciously...

dia
Mar 6, 06 4:39 pm

“Orthodoxy means not thinking - not having to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness" - George Orwell, 1984

The orthodoxy of the architectural profession sometimes limits its graduates. As someone once said to me on this site, the linear path is not always the correct one. Jason has good advice, and it is a lesson learnt that sometimes doing what you think is the correct way, leads you away from where you really want to go, and is often the safe path.

siggers
Mar 7, 06 9:08 am

very zen, diabase ;-)

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