Resource Guide for Graduates

The PennDesign Alumni Association endeavors to provide guidance to graduates of our programs. As part of this goal, the Board of the PDAA compiled this list of career resources for graduates.

PennDesign Alumni Association Resource Guide for Graduates

Some of these links connect to professional development sites, to job boards, and to networking communities. These are sites that we find useful and hope you do as well. 

All Disciplines - University of Pennsylvania's Career Services - Careers with the Federal Government - Community Design Collaborative: Philadelphia based non-profit who provides volunteer schematic design services - DAG: Philadelphia design advocacy group - network of citizens who advocate for good design in the city and region - International online community dedicated to cultural and environmental sustainability - The Penn Design Alumni Association - International job board for careers in the non-profit sector - US Green Building Council: non-profit dedicated to sustainability - LEED accreditation  European based job board 

Architecture - National Council of Architectural Registration Board  AIA- The American Institute of Architects: National professional network - Architizer: a new social, architectural network - Study blogsite to help prepare for the ARE, Architecture Registration Exams - Independent non-profit focused on architectural education, internships and license

Fine Arts  - Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance   - College Art Association  - Design job listings

Historic Preservation  - Preservenet for historic preservation jobs, internships, field schools, etc.   - American Association of State and Local History  - Planetizen:  Urban Design, Planning, and Development Works (AIC) fine arts and objects conservation  - Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance  - American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic

Landscape Architecture  - American Society of Landscape Architects: National professional network - Trains environmental leaders - The Landscape Design Trust: UK based charity promoting dialogue, community education and good practice - PHS: Philadelphia based non-profit dedicated to horticulture

Urban Planning  - Planetizen: Urban Design, Planning, and Development Works (AIC) - APA: American Planning Association