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Which has a better employment outlook?
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Hello, I'm currently a freshman environmental science major. I'm on the planning and administration track, which means I'm taking a combination of ecology courses, political science courses, and…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jul 31, 2015.

 

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J. Robert Wainner replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Hello again Kristen; Although I briefly "considered" a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture, I felt that gaining "experience" after earning my B.S.L.A. was an important career move.  And, after a few years, then,…"
Jul 31, 2015
Kristen Barre replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Thank you for all your input, Bob! I truly appreciate it. It has been over 6 months since I created this post, and my interests have shifted a bit, as they will probably continue to do as I advance into my upper division courses in undergrad. My…"
Jul 30, 2015
J. Robert Wainner replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Hello Kristen; I believe your interest in "sustainable design" is a very noble one.  ALL LAs should be mindful of this issue with every design project. However, and part of where I'm coming from is that I'm "old…"
Jul 30, 2015
Kristen Barre replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Thank you for your response, Ben! I guess a desk job is just about guaranteed for any newbie before working his/her way up the ranks. I'm not afraid of having one for a little while to pay my dues... I just don't want one for the bulk of…"
Jul 10, 2015
Ben replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"You sound a lot like me! My hobbies were very similar to yours. I got the big fat office job and despite some comments here (including mine), it's not all that bad. Probably the most satisfying part of being a landscape architecture…"
Jul 8, 2015
Ben replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Completely agree with you.  I recently landed my first big LA job a couple months ago.  I was working for a smaller LA firm before that and not exactly job searching but an incredible opportunity through networking came up and I…"
Jul 8, 2015
Ben replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"That's because you're in public practice.  If the politicians propose recycled water and native plants, then you do actually get to deal with some of the fun stuff we learned back in college. If only it was that easy to get a…"
Jul 8, 2015
Ben replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"I want to quote, copy, paste and enlarge the font of this comment and hang it up on the wall of every single landscape architecture classroom in America.  What you said here is SO SO true!!! Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way with my…"
Jul 8, 2015
Devid Sapher replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Well your full details is really good. I thin landscape is the good one."
Feb 21, 2015
Kristen Barre replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Hi Barbara, thank you for your reply. It's difficult to pin one exact answer to why I chose environmental science and want a career with sustainability and design. I suppose the main reason is yes, I do love being outside. I grew up with a…"
Feb 10, 2015
Barbara Brem replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"I'm curious: what 'brought' you into environmental sciences in the first place? You say that you want a career involving sustainability and design but was it a love of the outdoors, a desire to "do something good in the…"
Feb 10, 2015
Laura Stabell replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"You might want to look at environmental engineering. It can combine sustainability,aesthetics and scientific solutions to problem solving."
Feb 6, 2015
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Jan 9, 2015
Mark Di Lucido replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"Kristin— I’m a little late in seeing this thread but find the dialogue between Trace One and Lauren timely and interesting, and I think it’s a tremendous resource for you—a passionate real-world discussion of some very big…"
Dec 17, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"I agree. I think we are all doing it to one extent or another. There are some very specialized designers/contractors in my area  addressing regulated issues as the mainstay of their businesses. The regulation in my area has spawned this as…"
Dec 13, 2014
Craig Anthony replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"IMO the whole sustainability/green thing has been with us since the 70s. We just called it something different, but it’s basically the same thing. It’s same thing the old guys were talking about in the 80s when I was a student and…"
Dec 13, 2014

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I'm a freshman environmental science major (planning & administration track) at the University of Central Arkansas. I plan on attending graduate school for some form of sustainable design, whether that be landscape architecture, urban planning, or interior design. I haven't decided yet!
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