Parsons The New School for Design (Jessica)

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    I registered for IDP... How anticlimactic!!!

    Jessica Coleman
    Sep 10, '09 7:55 AM EST

    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


    • b3tadine[sutures]

      mentor is not required, the person that signs off on your hours can sign off as a mentor.

      Sep 10, 09 8:17 am  · 

      I understand that...but I want to have a mentor. I have never had one and I would like it for guidance and professional development.

      Sep 10, 09 8:26 am  · 

      Oops, I forgot I want to be LEED certified too!

      Sep 10, 09 5:43 pm  · 

      You should wait until you are employed until you get the Associate AIA title, most employers will pay the yearly fee for you and it means next to nothing to any of your prospective employers or coworkers (better off buying arch record from your local bookstore)

      Sep 11, 09 9:12 am  · 

      hi there - sorry to post out of subject. i would love to apply to parsons arch program but i would be commuting into the city so, i was wondering about the architecture studios days & times. do you guys meet for studio on MWF 2-6 like most arch schools? any info would be appreciated. thank you!

      Sep 25, 09 9:52 am  · 

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