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Career Field - Architecture, Planning & Environmental Design

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Job & Internship Listing Sites
 

Career Information & Resources

Career Information

Vault Guides - Insider information, video profiles, downloadable e-books, and more, covering major careers and industries. Access through Handshake.

Chegg Career Profiles -  Brief videos of professionals talking about their work. Enter design and planning search terms in search bar (e.g., architect, urban planner).

Connecting Majors to Careers – Information on common career paths associated with a range of majors.

CED Career Services - Section of the College of Environmental Design (CED) website focused on career resources and information for CED students. 

Architecture

  • Architects from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the work, training, other qualifications, advancement, outlook and earnings. Includes links to related occupations.
  • AIArchitect - Resources, industry trends, current news articles, and information on awards and conferences from the American Institute of Architects.
  • Archinect - A platform for progressive-minded design students and professionals from around the world to share news and ideas from all disciplines.
  • California Architects Board - Information on licensure, professional regulations, and legislative news, as well as licensee application and other forms.

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Urban and Regional Planners from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the work, training, other qualifications, advancement, outlook and earnings. Includes links to related occupations.
  • American Planning Association - A vast source of information about planning careers, educational programs, research, advocacy, and ethical practice.
  • SPUR - San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, a leading non-profit organization that promotes good planning and good government in the SF Bay Area through research, education and advocacy.
  • Planetizen - Information and resources for the urban planning, design and development community, including news articles, a planning schools directory, job postings, and video courses.
  • PlannersWeb - Archive of news & information for citizen planners.

Landscape Architecture

  • Landscape Architects from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the work, training, other qualifications, advancement, outlook and earnings. Includes links to related occupations.
  • Land8 - Social network for landscape architecture professionals, including forums, blog, webinars, and job listings.

Sustainable Environmental Design

Interior Design

  • Interior Designers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the work, training, other qualifications, advancement, outlook and earnings. Includes links to related occupations.
  • American Society of Interior Designers - Overview of interior design as a career, interior design specialties, news, events, awards and competitions, videos, research summaries, and links to related professional organizations and other resources.

Multiple Fields

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about a field or occupation. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have career information.

Cal Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

Major professional organizations include:

Architecture

Planning

Landscape Architecture

Sustainability

Other

 Job and Internship Listing Sites

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