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What's important? Choosing an MLA program
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Hi, I'm new to this site. I'm a sculptor with a background interning at a design firm, and I'm preparing to apply to graduate schools for my first professional MLA. I find myself wondering how far…Continue

Tags: choosing, a, MLA, professional, school

Started this discussion. Last reply by CJ Cho Mar 19, 2013.

 

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CJ Cho replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"This is a very good question to ask. I'm glad you took the initiative to find a place to ask it. I didn't know about these websites until after I started my MLA.  After going to school for a while, I think I would have liked to know…"
Mar 19, 2013
Jason T. Radice replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"Many of the OLDEST and BEST programs ARE state schools (I know, I went to one). I was stating that younger and starter programs have fewer alums high up in the work force and may not have the best reputation, or any…"
Jan 13, 2013
Eli Paddle replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"The reputation of the school is important to an extent...but what some perceive as a good school can be turn off to others.  In some cases programs built their reputation in the past and are no longer as good as they once were.  This is a…"
Jan 11, 2013
Tosh K replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"It may help to look up firms that you'd like to work at and see where their staff graduated from or teach at.  Many practitioners hire out of programs they have close ties with: their alma mater, where they teach, or where their…"
Jan 11, 2013
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Diana Harbour replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"Jason, Thanks for taking the time to elaborate on this. Your response is very helpful, especially in pushing me to consider in which sector and region I'd like to work. I figured it would be important to consider the program in regards to…"
Jan 11, 2013
Diana Harbour replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"I understand that the description is just a selling point, Mike, but it does give an idea of their angle. The idea would be to graduate with more than just an MLA - to also have some experience working on public projects. Can you tell me about your…"
Jan 11, 2013
Jason T. Radice replied to Diana Harbour's discussion 'What's important? Choosing an MLA program'
"The name can carry a lot of weight and open a lot of doors for you. Obviously, the older more established schools have LOTS of alums in positions of power that are always happy to have another alum on board, and at times seek them out. Also,…"
Jan 10, 2013
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What's important? Choosing an MLA program

Hi, I'm new to this site. I'm a sculptor with a background interning at a design firm, and I'm preparing to apply to graduate schools for my first professional MLA. I find myself wondering how far the strengths in a portfolio will take me once I graduate, versus how much the reputation of the graduate program itself will factor into a hiring decision. Does the prestige of a program really count when hiring a landscape architect? It seems reasonable to have brand recognition as a part of my…See More
Jan 10, 2013
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