Devon on December 8th, 2009

I graduated from college, but still have to take a test. Now that I have my Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, I still need to become a licensed landscape architect. Each state does licensing differently. In Texas, after you graduate, you can begin to take the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) after 6 months of […]

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Devon on October 27th, 2009

After apartment hunting for days, I found one. Get this; I was looking for apartments online around $600/month. All the apartments for that price were either outside loop 635 or in west Dallas (over 10 miles from my work, which is just north of the Medical District in east Dallas). I really wanted to find […]

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Devon on October 20th, 2009

I got a job offer! I accepted the job offer from Archiverde Landscape Architecture in Dallas, Texas. The position is full-time with paid vacation and holidays. My salary is just a bit more than the average $35,300 starting salary reported by the 2009 Graduating Student Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Amazingly, […]

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Devon on October 14th, 2009

I was reading the blog of one of my studio mates (Briana). She said that she posted her resume on ASLA.org and in one day was contacted by a landscape architecture firm about an open position. When I read that, I said to myself, “Oh yeah! I forgot we could post our resumes on ASLA.” […]

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Devon on September 11th, 2009

I’ve been bored. I have been so bored. I have been sitting around the house, for around four weeks, doing nothing. I find myself going on spontaneous trips just to get out of the house. On Monday, I randomly got into the car around 5 pm — driving to Target to putter around the store, […]

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Devon on July 17th, 2009

Here is the news that all have been waiting for. I just got word from the City of Sacramento job that I am in the top three for the position. Now I have to wait to see if they pick me. I am number 3 on the list, so if the other two people turn […]

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