PennDesign Summer Lectures

If you are missing school already, or just curious to get a particular professors insight, PennDesign has set out a series of lectures for the summer. There are lectures in every department on almost every day of the week. I am particularly interested to see how these lectures progress as the topics are undetermined or at least unannounced in advance. The closest you or…

Summer Reading!

For a quick pool side read to a thrilling page turner that keeps me up at night I am always looking for good literature. Here I have compiled a bit a of a split list, partly scholarly educational and partly ad hoc suggestions from those close to me. Reading List 1: This list was compiled by the landscape architecture department, all the faculty and…

Summer Plans

Spring semester flew by and before I knew it I had woken up from a week long nap to Summer Break! This Summer Break is going to be unlike any other. As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc, closing down society and jobs, and society protests the many injustices within it you may be left wondering what shall I, or you, do? Summers are typically…

Free Swag!

School pride costs little in spirit and a lot in its physical form! Those Penn shirts, sweaters, scarves are upwards of $30 a piece. That’s easily a weeks worth of groceries! So when there is a chance to get a little Penn branded stuff free I go for it. Today from 10-11 am in the mezzanine of the Wietzman School lobby ( where the…

Student Futures

This evening was a wonderful example of how student voices matter. The Landscape Architecture department, in looking to the future of the curriculum, called a townhall to discuss how to better the program. At the townhall students heard from Chair Richard Weller about weaknesses in the past, current weaknesses, and unique opportunities to expand. Some of the key notes were a need to focus…

Stayin’ Alive in Flu Season

Penn Health: https://campushealth.wellness.upenn.edu/coronavirus/ Penn Global: https://global.upenn.edu/ No need to cue the Bee-Gee’s, unless your dancing days are keeping you fit and flu free. School is just getting under way and so is the sick season. It’s cold outside, stressful inside, sleep has been cut back to make way for homework and you don’t have time to get sick, forget be sick. To top it…

Spring Classes Begin!

Hi again all!! I know I have been a bit silent recently. I am happy to be back however and have sooooo many stories to share! In the next week or two I’ll be recapping the major highlights of the last semester as well as the whole career/job section of this blog. In more current news I am back in architecture for a semester….

Externship 2020

Back and better than ever, this year the externship program has expanded to include several landscape architecture firms. I am very excited for everyone who was placed in an externship. 75 students competed for only 30 positions! Like last year the crunch to complete and submit all materials was intense. Portfolios, resumes, and statements of interest needed updating. Firms needed to be researched. Making…

Career Fair 2019 and Beyond!

Career Fairs are excellent ways to get into contact with the many professionals realizing the worlds potentials. While most people attending career fairs are in search of an internship or job I would suggest that it is an excellent conversation ground to learn more the state of your field. If you are there simply to mix and mingle though try going towards the end…

PIWA’s Mentorship Program

A lot can be learned from a mentor, particularly one in a position you have yet to be in.  This past year I joined PennDesign’s PIWA Mentorship program. I hoped that I might learn something about the field of architecture and the internship search process that I hadn’t learned through my own research. My mentor was extremely kind, very available, and super helpful! I…