IPAL Students Network with Boston Area Firms

John Malnati, Carole Wedge, Kathryn Hriczo (B.Arch Class of 2008), and Sarah Sack of Shepley Bulfinch

Representatives from seven firms committed to the BAC's Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program met with a dozen students Friday, October 6th, for a combined networking, portfolio review, and mentoring event. Deploying an organized series of rapid-fire interviews over the course of 2 hours, bachelor and master level students had the valuable opportunity to build confidence and gain a clear understanding of what it means to effectively communicate their marketable skills, professional achievements, and career aspirations. The benefits were immediate as they gained confidence-building experience, along with the prospect for more substantial interviews to follow and potential employment.

The seven offices that participated were: Elkus-Manfredi Architects, HMFH Architects, MASS Design Group, Perkins Eastman, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Shepley Bulfinch, and Studio G Architects.