Pathway Profile Series: Architecture

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This month on the Pathway Profile Series we’re exploring architecture, but don’t worry there are lots of golden nuggets of advice even if you have NO DESIRE to become an architect one day.

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Today, I’m continuing this exploration of majors, careers, and life journey’s with guest Jason Fisher. Since graduating from the undergraduate program at Texas A&M University in 2002, Jason has worked at small architectural firms in Houston, Texas. During that time he acquired a Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Houston. He now works at a large firm in Austin, Texas where he manages Higher Education architectural projects.

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What We Cover in This Episode:

  • How to ignore nah sayers. Most people you encounter have no idea what is possible for you.

  • Common myths about what architects actually do? It’s not all drawing amazing buildings over a drafting table.

  • The various disciplines and specialities within the profession of architecture. You don’t have to be a “starchitect” to be successful. Architecture is everywhere and architecture jobs are just as wide ranging.

  • How to not let failure and rejection keep you from going after your dream. Not getting into your dream program doesn’t mean you can’t achieve great things. When you are met with obstacles and set backs it’s an opportunity to get creative about how to get there not a sign that it’s not for you.

  • Why you should do your own homework. Sometimes other people give you bad information. Learn why Jason wishes he had done his own homework.

  • Learn how to adapt and pivot when things change and shift in your industry. The world of work moves quickly. Learn how Jason shifted as the field of architecture evolved.

  • What it really takes to be an architect.

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