Anonymous said: Hi, I am a second year Architecture student and I am getting concerned that just an Architecture degree wont be enough for me to find a career where I can have at least a little bit of financial security. I'm thinking of minoring in Business or Management, maybe even Advertising to help me find a higher paying position. Do you have any recommendations for good minors to accompany an Architecture degree?
People sometimes forget how far an architecture degree can actually get them. Just because your diploma says “Architecture” doesn’t mean you’re limited to that specific area.
I’ve interned at a construction management company, an architecture firm, and mechanical coordination firm…all of which are great areas to go in to and were more than thrilled to bring an architecture major on board. We’re a different breed my friend. We can easily adapt to new environments, drastic changes, and abrupt demands. Employers have been in this business long enough to know that even though we may not have specialized in one area, doesn’t mean we can’t exceed at it with a little hard work.
So don’t feel like you can’t branch out to other professions.
But, an architect with a construction management degree is valuable to just about any firm.