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Episode 26: A Conversation with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA - Part I

This is Part I of a very special interview with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA! Rashida is one of the first 500 black women to be licensed architects in the United States. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode, Rashida tells stories of her experience as a POC in architecture school and as a young designer in the workforce. We also dive deep into our industry's gatekeeping and exclusion of the word "architect" and how it may be negatively impacting our profession. This is a vulnerable, impactful interview you don't want to miss! Timestamps: Emily and Maria's catch-up: 0:00 - 7:50 Rashida's Interview: 7:50 - 50:44 // Links mentioned: www.studyarchitecture.com Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0 Become a Patron! Follow us on Instagram @openplanpodcast for the latest episode updates, architecture content, study material, and much more!

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Episode 25: Emily Passed the ARE's!

Emily is DONE with the ARE's! In this episode, Maria interviews Emily about all the details of her exam journey and how she made it to her final pass. Emily opens up about her fails (yes, there were multiple), what her exact study schedule was, how to stay sane throughout the whole process, and much more! Be sure to stay tuned to the end for Emily's 7 tips that she’s gathered from passing the ARE’s. Enjoy the episode! Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0 Follow us on Instagram @openplanpodcast for the latest episode updates, architecture content, study material, and much more!

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Episode 24: 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Internship

It's summer internship season! And we want YOU to crush it. Whether you are doing a summer internship or beginning a new architecture position, we have 10 ways for you to make the most of your time at work. We cover advice that we wish someone told us when starting out, including being more communicative, prioritizing your goals, utilizing your firm's resources, and much more! These are tips you can carry forward through the rest of your career. We hope you enjoy! Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0

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Episode 23: ARE Series: How to pass Practice Management

In our next installment of the ARE 5.0 Series, we are breaking down the exam we recommend taking first - Practice Management! We discuss what the test is generally about, the exact resources we used/are currently using, and critical study strategies to PASS this exam.