The The Unemployed Graduates of Calvin's esteemed pre-architecture program


What's Next?

Sorry I missed the lunch, everyone. Sounds like Matt and I are in the same boat, unlike all you other go-getters : ). After graduation I am moving back home to Delaware -- a compulsory maneuver orchestrated primarily by my parents (to whom I still owe mad $$). This summer I will be trying to find a job of any kind, but naturally I will be looking first to local arch/design firms for a "foot-in-the-door" opportunity. I actually do have an interview arranged on May 25th at a Wilmington architecture firm, which I will be using as a shield to deflect my parents' career inquisitions on the twelve hour drive home.

I've already been thinking about my next move after this summer -- one possibility is applying to UofM Arch grad school. Another is staying in Delaware to complete a full engineering degree at UofD (I am graduating with an IDIS ARCH/ENGR, not an actual ENGR degree).

I am still seeking a sense of purpose, however, as I transition into the working world.
Pete V

A project by Bernardon Haber Holloway (the firm who is interviewing me). Their website is linked.


  • GAHHHHHHHHH how do you post a new topic? I spent five minutes trying to figure it out and I've done it on other blogspot blogs, but I can't remember how now... And I thought I understood the internet galaxy...

    Who votes for changing the title to Calvin Architecture? I just woke up from a nap and am annoyed by the "Arch"...

    Anyway, I plan on sympathizing with Pete and writing about how "I don't know what to do with my" which is relative and should be put in context. How many people really know what they are doing and how many are 'faking' it? It's a lot easier to fake it. I could go into advertising and be 'sucessful'...I'm almost sure of it. I look at more as trying to tackle my "Mid-life Crisis" now instead of when I'm fifty. Perhaps this isn't the right way to look at it though.

    Erm...whatever...I didn't pick a major until junior year (made a mistake btw), I haven't done a whole lot of career/grad shool/"arch" school research, and I do not have clearly defined strengths and weaknesses, and I can write run-on sentences so maybe I'm not at the stage to make some of the big life decisions yet. Or maybe I should pick something and run with it and stop being so cautious.

    Maybe I can write something like that and ask for advice when I figure out how to post on here.

    By Blogger matt vander ploeg, at 5/17/2006 8:27 PM  

  • ok... I should have shortend it by saying arct rather than arch...


    By Anonymous will krzymowski, at 5/18/2006 5:14 PM  

  • a.) I would vote for changing the name to "Calvin Architecture"

    b.) When you login to blogger and click the "+" sign to the right of the CalvinArch06 link it should open a new post window - I'm going to cut/paste some of this comment as a new post, if you want it down just let me know...

    c.) I'm definitely "faking it" for the time being

    By Blogger Pete V, at 5/23/2006 1:44 PM  

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