A look at employers who hire GSD graduates and interns:

Which industries hire Architecture graduates?

  • Architecture
  • Consulting
  • Digital media
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate

Becoming An Architect: Professional Resources

Why Architecture

ARE Pass Rates
The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is a practice-based exam founded on education and enhanced by experience. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) publishes pass rates for each section of the ARE by institution.

Getting started: Becoming an Architect

Gain AXP Experience

Architect Licensing Advisor for GSD students: Robin Slavin

How do I find Architecture alumni contacts?

Three sources of alumni contacts (for current students and graduates):

Reality Check

  • Utilize your time here to cultivate relationships within the GSD community: alumni; fellow students; faculty; visiting speakers; networking events; GSD Alumni Council events
  • Seek out ways to supplement your academic studies with experience: involvement with student clubs (across Harvard), summer internship or community service fellowship

Events of special note for Architecture students

    • Resume Blitz (electronic resume reviews)
    • Developing Your Portfolio Workshop
    • Individual portfolio Review
    • Virtual Career Fair (summer internship opportunities)
    • AXP Workshop: Gain Credit for Experience Workshop
    • Alternative Design Careers Panel
    • Harvard GSD Career Fairs (events)

Take advantage of:

  • Weekly e-newsletter (Career Newsflash)
  • Virtual Career Fair, January
  • Begin your summer internship search early
  • Community Service Fellowship Program
    (domestic summer internships & international travel grants)
    apply by late November for international travel;
    apply by mid March for domestic summer internships

Additional Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Architects

Careers in Architecture from NCARB

5 Steps to Make VR a Reality in Your Practice

Architect Salaries by Country from Archipreneur

AIA Compensation Survey Salary Calculator