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Are You EPiC ?

AIA New Jersey Emerging Professional Community

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We are looking for members who are interested in becoming the 2017 Vice Chair and Section Directors within our Emerging Professionals Community [EPiC], which consists of architecture school graduates, AIA Associate members, and AIA members licensed for 10 years or less.

Our mission is to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service. Through consistent communication and coordination between the state committee and local sections throughout New Jersey, EPiC provides programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professional’s involvement within the profession.

The Vice Chair position has a term of two years. One year as Vice Chair followed by one year as Chair. Responsibilities of the position include:
– Assisting the Chair with responsibilities, coordination and planning
– Organizing the monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee

– Updating website and helping to create monthly newsletters

The Section Director position has a term of one year. Responsibilities of the position include:
– Promote the EPiC mission within your local AIA NJ section
– Attend a monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee

– Participation in one or more committees chaired by the state At-Large Directors – Add to the social media platforms used by EPiC

As a newly revived community within the AIA, EPiC provides a great opportunity to shape the emerging professional programming at both the section and state level. Such programming includes:

Hill Day: Advocacy training and meetings with New Jersey legislators
ARE Seminars: Courses to help you pass the licensing exams
Service Opportunities: Design small impactful projects in local communities Leadership Training: Improve your skills and promote member involvement

aianj_sectionmapIf you are interested in becoming an EPiC Section Director or applying for the Vice Chair position, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of interest by e-mail to [email protected] by October 7, 2016 (500

words). Be sure to include your AIA NJ section in your letter. Although not we will accept up to two letters of support.

We look forward to your interest.

Jessica O’Donnell, AIA 2016 EPiC Chair

 

 

YAF Connection August 2016

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STATE OF PRACTICE

This issue focuses on the theme of EVOLVING BUSINESS MODELS.

In our annual State of Practice issue, we explore the current state of the profession, the key resources, and how it will evolve to meet the future needs. Our specific focus this month is on emerging professionals practicing internationally and future business models.

Read the full issue here:

YAF Connection Magazine

https://issuu.com/youngarchitectsforum/docs/2016_08_18_1404_final_draft

 

Interesting in getting involved in the AIA New Jersey Young Architects Community –
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YAF Connection – April 2016

The latest issue of the  is now available online – Click Here.

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The YAF Connection is the official e-Magazine for young architects produced by the Young Architects Forum. Each edition includes articles on leadership, mentorship, and fellowship as well as book reviews by young architects. For more information, or to find out how to receive the Connection publication by e-mail please contact the New Jersey Young Architect Regional Director at [email protected].

Find us on social media (facebook & twitter).  https://twitter.com/yaf_nj and https://www.facebook.com/Young-Architects-Forum-AIA-NJ-346038778835594/

NJ Young Professionals Event

The Young Professionals Multi-Group Mixer is an extraordinary event that will combine both business and social networking. 400-500 Young Professionals from 26 different YP organizations are expected to attend the EIGHTH bi-annual event scheduled for April 22nd at the Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ.  Registration is now open so grab a ticket and save the date!



Atmosphere:

* This event is strictly for those 21-39 years old and is open to all career types.

* The YP Mixer will run like an extended cocktail hour with drink specials and passed hors d’oeuvres.  

* Lights and music will be low but not too low.

* The dress code is Business or Business Casual.

* Bring at least 30 to 60 business cards and any literature you may have.  Some past participants have also brought resumes and portfolios.
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YAF Professionals Mixer

Join other “Young Professional” organizations throughout the state. Participating will get you exposure to hundreds of young professionals eager to network. The first two hours are an extended “cocktail hour” with low music conducive to business networking and making new connections. Later the event takes on a more social atmosphere, with great music, dancing and conversation.

Attendance is free with RSVP by March 26th. Otherwise, $15 at the door without reservation.

RSVP to Manuel Pereiras at [email protected] with “YAF Mixer” in subject line – confirmation within 48 hours.