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Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same
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This is what I've been preaching for the past year...evidence that I'm not crazy. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark foster Feb 21, 2011.

Resume Question: What is your title if....
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if....you've worked within the capacity of a PM for at least a good year now but have never been given the title of PM and don't get paid like a PM.  What would you put as your title at that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandy Dec 23, 2010.

What's for lunch? (because not every post has to be about landscape architecture)
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I had a late lunch.  Started at 1:30 and had pork chop with rice.  It was yum and now I'm full!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Jordan Dec 11, 2010.

 

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mark foster replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"Great points all.  I am in the "college is long enough, learn the rest in the world" crowd.  However, that doesn't mean we can't look at improvements to formal ed.  Jason's 3+2 is intriguing.  I will…"
Feb 21, 2011
Terry Smith replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"This in my opinion is whay someone with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture should strongly consider other dsiciplines like business (MBA) when pursuing an advanced degree. This is especially true when one considers the cost of education, and the…"
Feb 19, 2011
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"I have not worked in a big firm, but I have to wonder whether a lot of this feeling that you need more education from the get go is from the big firm experience. Perhaps it is that there is more pigeon holing or it is too convenient to delegate…"
Feb 18, 2011
Craig Anthony replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"If the drawings are completed on time, the project comes in under budget, the client paid the final invoice and a interesting/beautiful place was created, I say excellent job PM. Isn’t that enough to ask for?   All I care about is…"
Feb 18, 2011
Jason T. Radice replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"I think it needs to be treated kinda like med school. With the 3 +2 structure, the first 3 years are your exploratory studios and your "core" courses , the latter two are dedicated to specialties within the profession. Specialty advanced…"
Feb 18, 2011
Mandy replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"I think it's really important for A/E students to be exposed and be trained on how the real world works.  I've been on several projects where the project manager thinks as long as the drawings are out on time and the project is under…"
Feb 18, 2011
Craig Anthony replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"That’s what I was thinking.   I guess we could give up construction and planting design courses. Maybe even those time consuming design studios. Who needs to learn design anyway? It’s all done on computers now.   I just…"
Feb 18, 2011
Jason T. Radice replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"so now it will take 7 years to get a 4 year degree? Schools are already having hard time cramming required material into the 4 year model (which, like arch needs to go 3+2) Even with 5 years, it is not enough time (IMHO) to get a throrough education."
Feb 18, 2011
alland replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"Someone mentioned on this blog that the business model of the A/E firms with "grab some work", have upper management above and project managers and CAD jockeys below, somehow needs to be changed. This is a model I certainly have…"
Feb 18, 2011
Thomas J. Johnson replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"I need all of the third-party, authoritative evidence I can get my hands on to prove I'm not crazy... Thanks for the link! Do you mean to say there is a way for me to cash-in on all of my Land8loung-ing? Can I become a future leader of short,…"
Feb 17, 2011
Mandy replied to Mandy's discussion 'Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same'
"Oops...had the wrong link..."
Feb 17, 2011
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Article: College and Business Will Never Be the Same

This is what I've been preaching for the past year...evidence that I'm not crazy. College and Business Will Never Be the SameSee More
Feb 17, 2011
Mandy joined Jennifer de Graaf's group
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Employment Storytelling

Let's share good and bad employment experiences (no real names, no firm names, please). Share stories from both employees and employers, all levels. Interviewing, co. policies, management style, good as well as bad.See More
Feb 4, 2011
Kate Tollefson and Mandy are now friends
Feb 2, 2011
Mandy replied to BZ Girl's discussion 'A crappy job is better than no job at all....right? How low would you go?'
"Ah yes...the dilemma of having a crappy job or no job at all...I've pondered the exact same question for the past 1.5 yr. coming very close to quitting multiple times.  In the end, the pros of staying at a crappy job outweighed the…"
Feb 2, 2011
Mandy joined Jamie Tschida's group
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ASLA-NCC Emerging Professionals

A networking group for early-career landscape architecture professionals in Northern California. We host events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Feb 2, 2011

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At 6:28am on March 22, 2011, Ewa Chorazy said…
Hi. I just want to let you know about an International Student Design Competition, all details can be seen at www.slant.eu
 
 
 

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L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify? 7 Replies

California is considering updating their reciprocity qualifications.  there are a number of us who are licensed in another state that had softer qualifications (experience or unrelated degrees) to sit for the LARE.  However, even though we have…Continue

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Started by Jon Pride in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA on Monday.

Getting Employed 30 Replies

Hi. My name is Shawn. I've been through the whole catch-22 experience loop for far too long (since 2009) and I really need to figure something out. Anybody have any thoughts on what I need to do to get employed by a design/drafting office? I know…Continue

Started by Shawn Boyd in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Tosh K on Friday.

Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses 10 Replies

June 28, 2015Dear Land8 Members:ANY LAND8 member should feel free to add their own comments here.EDITORIAL:  It's my opinion......that EVERY student who earns a Landscape Architecture Degree. (4 yr., 5 yr. or Masters in Landscape Architectures)…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Chris M Nov 29.

What do you wish you'd asked when choosing an LA school? 8 Replies

I'm hoping to enter a landscape architecture program next year. I'm coming to LA with a background in biology and an MPH in environmental health. I'm interested in working at the neighborhood-city scale, focusing on ecological restoration and urban…Continue

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Started by Gaelle Gourmelon in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Nov 26.

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