Professional Development and Career Resources

Posted January 8, 2019

New Externship Program

The Office of Professional Development & Leadership is pleased to announce the new 2019 Externship Program for architecture students. This program aims to help prepare graduate architecture students enter the work world by providing access to real-world work experiences at architecture firms in Berkley, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia. There is a total of 25 externs and 16 participating firms including Gensler, Kieran Timberlake, Perkins + Will, and SOM. Seven of the externs started this January over the winter break and the remaining 18 will complete their externship in March during spring break. The program will expose students to various work environments and provide opportunities for them to develop new skills and connect with other professionals. The sponsoring firm gains an opportunity to engage with the constantly evolving pedagogy of academia while also cutting back on recruiting time as the externship can serve as a precursory interview for a summer internship. For more information contact Kali Meeks, kmeeks@design.upenn.edu.