Hiring professionals from around the country ranked the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning among the top schools from which they hire the greatest number of graduates, according to DesignIntelligence’s annual America's Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools survey.
In the most recent survey, 98 percent of recent graduates from Taubman’s Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program were employed within one year of graduation or continuing their education (95 percent employed, 3 percent continuing education), in addition to 100 percent of Master of Science graduates (93 percent employed, 7 percent continuing education), and 100 percent of recent graduates from the Master of Urban Design program (100 percent employed). Taubman College graduates hold leadership positions at top firms such as Gensler; Perkins + Will; Jacobs; HDR; AECOM; HOK; HKS; Stantec; IBI Group; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); and elsewhere.
Taubman College graduates are fully prepared to lead in careers with employers across the U.S. and abroad in part due to the college’s Career and Professional Development team, which provides programming, support, and resources for career growth and advancement. Career professionals share industry expertise with students and alumni as they explore career options, develop networking and job search skills, and strategize for long-term career success.
“We are one of a very few architecture schools with an embedded team of professionals intentionally developing programming, services, and resources to assist students in exploring relevant career paths, as well as securing internships and full-time positions at the most sought-after firms in the U.S. and abroad,” said Lou Ecken Kidd, director of career and professional development.
As a Chicago recruiter recently remarked, “Taubman College does far more for their students than any other school we recruit from.”
Taubman College graduates are part of a worldwide network of more than 500,000 University of Michigan alumni who are leaders in business, government, the nonprofit sector, and more, including nearly 11,000 living Taubman College alumni working in every state across the country, as well as in 75 countries.
Employment Profiles for Architecture Graduate Programs:
Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Digital and Materials Technologies
Master of Urban Design
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