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Academic Alliance Council Event Series

Project Lighthouse - Student Mentorship Program - Mentor Volunteer Sign Up

Now Until July 31st

This event is for local Central Florida Architectural Professionals to volunteer as mentors for the Project Lighthouse Student Mentorship Program. 

 

Targeted at Central Florida students studying Architecture at any stage throughout the 2+2+2 program, connecting students with active professionals to expand their network. Students are encouraged to attend AIA Orlando Academic Alliance Council events throughout the academic year while Mentors are welcome to participate and join panel discussions and open lecture programs.

Resume & Portfolio Review

07.23.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams Meeting

Attend and learn tips & tricks to putting together the best resume and portfolio you can to set yourself apart. NO NEED to have either, this event is part-presentation, part-feedback session open to all!

Graduate School: The Ins and Outs

9.9.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

Are you a fresh senior looking to start your graduate school application process? Or a rising junior looking to learn more about your options after undergrad? Come learn about how to do school program reviews and what it takes to get your graduate school applications completed. From timelines to checklists, it takes more than a common app to get into Architecture Grad programs.

Project Lighthouse - Kick Off Mixer and Presentation/Student Programs

9.12.2024

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

AIA Orlando Conference & Expo/Student Programs

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown (2nd Floor)

60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32804

24/25 is the first academic year for the student mentoring program titled “Project Lighthouse.” For those that have been accepted into the cohort, this kick off event is your first in-person meeting with your mentor. All are welcome to attend to network and mingle with peers and professionals alike. Presentation on AI in Architecture by Professor Joshua Treadway

Documenting Your Journey

9.30.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

After more than a decade of experience, you quickly learn the importance of file organization in both your professional life and your personal development. From tracking your experience path dates and journeys to creating a standard folder structure for projects, this discussion circles around the ability to quickly find images and documents throughout your career to make you a resource of knowledge among your peers.

Soft Skills: Developing Yourself

10.14.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

Technical skills are the baseline requirement to operate within the industry, but soft skills like communication and time management will set you apart and help you grow into roles and responsibilities beyond drafting. Join a discussion around the types of soft skills Architects utilize on a daily basis.

The Art of Presentations: A Professional Panel

10.21.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

A panel of professional around the topic of presentations: The types of scenarios where architects present: Proposals, OAC meetings, to internal office meetings. Knowing your audience and understanding what you are trying to get across are vital to your success.

Fall Portfolio and Resume Review

11.04.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

Attend and learn tips & tricks to putting together the best resume and portfolio you can to set yourself apart. NO NEED to have either, this event is part-presentation, part-feedback session open to all! We will also review InDesign basics and techniques to build a resume and portfolio that can grow with you.  

 

2 options for sign up: participants or reviewers below

Technical 101: Reading a CD Set

11.18.2024

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CityLab Orlando

Tickets: Free

Architecture is more than design. The fundamental drawing all professionals are responsible for is the “Construction Documents.” Attend this lecture to review a full set of architectural drawings, learn the basic components of putting a set together, and take away technical knowledge to make you stand out at your internship or next interview.

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