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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT, IN-DEPTH: Always Interested In Design

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Leega is a Landscape Architecture student & intern. Leega stated she has pulled a couple all-nighters in studio finishing up some projects, but if you love what you do it's worth it in the end. She goes into detail about some of the key career decisions she made, the difficulty of getting a job and her work-life balance.

School: University of California Berkeley
Degree: Landscape Architecture
Job Title: Landscape Architecture Student

Job Summary: Landscape Architects

Job Description

Landscape architects plan and design land areas for parks, recreational facilities, highways, airports, and other properties. Projects include subdivisions and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

On-the-Job Training

short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.)

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $105,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Artistic, Technical skills

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m='18230'>little</span> <span m='18630'>crazy.</span> <span m='20040'>I pulled a</span> <span m='20430'>couple</span> <span m='21150'>of all-nighters</span> <span m='21470'>during</span> <span m='21790'>studio.</span> <span m='25990'>When</span> <span m='26140'>you</span> <span m='26250'>first</span> <span m='26550'>start</span> <span m='26830'>out</span> <span m='27130'>you</span> <span m='27380'>mostly</span> <span m='27910'>do</span> <span m='28090'>a</span> <span m='28150'>lot</span> <span m='28410'>of</span> <span m='28830'>tedious</span> <span m='29090'>work,</span> <span m='30370'>which</span> <span m='30560'>isn't so</span> <span m='30890'>fun,</span> <span m='31190'>but</span> <span m='32040'>it's</span> <span m='32360'>what</span> <span m='32560'>you</span> <span m='32610'>have</span> <span m='32780'>to</span> <span m='33210'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='33595'>A</span> <span m='33980'>key</span> <span m='34300'>decision</span> <span m='34910'>I</span> <span m='34990'>made</span> <span m='35980'>that</span> <span m='36220'>led</span> <span m='36780'>me</span> <span m='37010'>to</span> <span m='37210'>where</span> <span m='37380'>I</span> <span m='37420'>am</span> <span m='37680'>right</span> <span m='37880'>now</span> <span m='38320'>is</span> <span m='39830'>just</span> <span m='40360'>looking</span> <span m='40770'>around,</span> <span m='41250'>seeing</span> <span m='41530'>what</span> <span m='41740'>interests</span> <span m='42370'>you.</span> <span m='42780'>So</span> <span m='42950'>I</span> <span m='43150'>was</span> <span m='43340'>interested</span> <span m='43840'>in</span> <span m='43980'>design</span> <span m='44640'>and</span> <span m='44900'>I also</span> <span m='45210'>think</span> <span m='46550'>ecology</span> <span m='47260'>is important,</span> <span m='48490'>so</span> <span m='48950'>that's</span> <span m='49260'>what</span> <span m='49540'>got</span> <span m='49760'>me</span> <span m='49910'>into</span> <span m='50250'>landscape</span> <span m='50580'>architecture</span> <span m='51516'>because it's</span> <span m='53390'>a</span> <span m='53510'>little</span> <span m='53760'>bit</span> <span m='53950'>of</span> <span m='54040'>both.</span> <span m='55530'>So just know</span> <span m='56070'>what</span> <span m='56370'>you're</span> <span m='56750'>interested</span> <span m='57340'>in</span> <span m='57660'>and</span> <span m='57980'>pursuing</span> <span m='58335'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='59790'>So</span> <span m='60310'>getting</span> <span m='60620'>a</span> <span m='61000'>job</span> <span m='61440'>in</span> <span m='61620'>my</span> <span m='61810'>industry--</span> <span m='64170'>it's</span> <span m='64410'>a</span> <span m='64440'>little</span> <span m='64690'>better</span> <span m='64930'>now.</span> <span m='65980'>It's</span> <span m='66240'>good</span> <span m='66430'>for</span> <span m='67110'>us</span> <span m='67390'>now,</span> <span m='67820'>but</span> <span m='68560'>at</span> <span m='68770'>times</span> <span m='69240'>when</span> <span m='69440'>we're</span> <span m='69560'>in</span> <span m='69700'>recessions</span> <span m='70670'>or</span> <span m='70770'>whatever</span> <span m='73440'>it's</span> <span m='73800'>difficult</span> <span m='74350'>because</span> <span m='74810'>people</span> <span m='75100'>are</span> <span m='75270'>building less,</span> <span m='76960'>but</span> <span m='77280'>right</span> <span m='77460'>now</span> <span m='77620'>it's a good</span> <span m='78100'>time</span> <span m='78547'>for us.</span> </p><p><span m='81360'>I'm</span> <span m='81820'>pretty</span> <span m='82140'>busy</span> <span m='82480'>now.</span> <span m='82780'>A</span> <span m='82800'>lot</span> <span m='83070'>of</span> <span m='84910'>lot</span> <span m='85120'>of</span> <span m='85210'>school</span> <span m='85780'>and</span> <span m='86050'>an</span> <span m='86320'>internship.</span> <span m='89830'>it</span> <span m='90000'>really</span> <span m='90250'>depends</span> <span m='90730'>where</span> <span m='90860'>you</span> <span m='91030'>work</span> <span m='91340'>at.</span> <span m='91870'>Some firms,</span> <span m='93640'>I've</span> <span m='93880'>heard</span> <span m='94180'>if</span> <span m='94340'>you</span> <span m='94510'>work</span> <span m='94830'>in</span> <span m='95200'>the</span> <span m='95320'>public</span> <span m='96750'>sector</span> <span m='97260'>of</span> <span m='97370'>landscape</span> <span m='97810'>architecture</span> <span m='99390'>you</span> <span m='99500'>have</span> <span m='99650'>a</span> <span m='99700'>little</span> <span m='99980'>bit</span> <span m='100180'>more</span> <span m='100560'>free</span> <span m='100900'>time,</span> <span m='102490'>and</span> <span m='102900'>if</span> <span m='103120'>you're</span> <span m='103300'>in</span> <span m='103390'>the</span> <span m='103520'>private</span> <span m='103980'>sector</span> <span m='104400'>they</span> <span m='105360'>run</span> <span m='105630'>you</span> <span m='105790'>a</span> <span m='105820'>little</span> <span m='106130'>harder.</span> </p>","file":{"id":585721,"video_id":"","name":"2961-Leega - Landscape Architecture IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":107578,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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