I am approaching my one year anniversary since graduation from my accredited MLA program and have yet to secure the traditional LA job with the hopes of becoming a RLA in a timely 2 years (State of…Continue
"Don't know how most firms work up there but have you tried contract labor? That is, talking to various firms about helping out on whatever projects they need an extra hand on at the moment: you would be considered self-employed so no…"
"Here is the deal as I see it. This is a diverse profession folks. There are a lot of career paths within it and a lot of different ways to get to various points along that path.
Lorna is quite clear about her path - to return to work as a licensed…"
"Let me be the devil's advocate here. If obtaining a license is your main goal, then working in that nonprofit field isn't going to adequately prepare you for the exam...no matter how many contracts or project management you are…"
"I agree with you! In my opinion, graduating students or entry level candidates should NEVER be allowed to take the exam. Or make the exam more difficult. Take out the multiple answer test of Sections A, B & D and replace with write-in answers.…"
"I really appreciated this reminder Andrew. - "I know an ASLA national award winning landscape architect who started out as a receptionist back in the darker days of the 80's in a surveyor's office (had GSD MLA)." If we stay in…"
"I do think it is a good idea to reevaluate your time table. My husband took and passed all the tests...it is possible to pass more then one section at a time, especially the three multiple choice tests. He studied for all of them at the same time…"
"I worked design/build for the first 3 years out of school. It took a year and a half off the experience requirement since it counted at half time. I didn't end up needing it though since I waited until I was seven years out to get…"
"Areas with permanent government installments (i.e. military bases/DC) have/were hit less than areas without during this recession. I know from personal experience that work continued to trickle and has even now begun to pick up more (mainly in the…"
Thanks Lorna - just saw your comment on that discussion before Christmas. NYC is great as always, and if I can manage working from home tomorrow during this ridiculous blizzard, so much the better! Hope you're well - drop me a line and let me know how things are going, and Happy New Year!