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Training the Next Generation of Designers

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Dave Barbarash, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Purdue University, is conducting a research study on the expectations and successes of interns and early-career hires in design offices.

The goal of this 15-minute survey is to:

  • Help students prepare for and succeed in internships and early career employment
  • Help employers hire qualified and prepared interns and young employees
  • Give employers insight into what students worry about before and while on the job

Data will be used in a series of articles and papers outlining what firms expect from prospective interns, co-ops, and entry level hires, alongside student fears and lessons learned about such experiences.

Responses will be used in the aggregate and with direct quotes from notable comments.

Findings will contribute to design program course content and curricular scaffolding, student efforts and employability, and design firm expectations and personnel management.

Responses are anonymized and all identifying or categorizing demographic questions are completely optional.

Survey participation is voluntary. This survey has been reviewed by the Purdue IRB and has been granted exemption (IRB-2023-683).

Participate in the study

Contact Dave Barbarash with any questions.

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