Brittany Brock Birdsong

  • I am curious about this too… I think that it really is just about your connections and how you market yourself. I have been told by professionals when you go into the interview process, to show your versatility (same project different methods- Hand graphics and computer). Also emphasizing that you would be willing to work on a contract basis if…[Read more]

  • I agree with Claudia about the timing for recent grads and people just about to graduate, it seems especially grim. Apparently California is now ranked as the state with the 3rd highest unemployment rate, just after Rhode Island and Michigan. I am originally from Houston and graduated from LSU, most of my classmates still have their jobs, but my…[Read more]

  • I did an internship in Beijing last year for EDSA-Orient. One of my fellow classmates went back there for 6 months and just returned home stateside a month ago. There is definitely a lot of work there now. Their company has almost tripled in size in under a year! Also, they love American landscape architects. In China, they don’t put as much…[Read more]

  • I live in San Francisco and was laid off almost 2 months ago. California has really been affected by the economy even though my firm does mostly international work. I just graduated in May and moved out here and was laid off only 2 months after I started working. It seems like no one is hiring right now and I’m hoping after the New Year things…[Read more]

  • I went to LABASH held at my alma mater LSU 2 years ago. It is a really good place to make contacts if you’re looking for internships or job interviews. I didn’t end up working with any firms I interviewed with…but it is always great practice and you get feedback on your portfolio which should be a constant evolving process. Also some of the…[Read more]

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