Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Successful time management can have a major positive impact on grades and classroom performance. Between academics, work, social activities, sports, clubs, family responsibilities and volunteering, college students face endless pressure on your time. Make a Schedule: Once priorities are established, the next step in successful time management is to create a schedule.
Take Advantage of Small Chunks of Time: Taking advantage of a ten-minute commute on public transportation, a 15-minute break before class, or even just 5 minutes waiting for a friend can add up to very valuable study time. Study Smarter: Oftentimes, even after countless hours reviewing coursework and notes, your grades don’t show improvement. Go Digital: Take advantage of the digital resources available to you – and activate (and use!) them early in the semester, rather than waiting until crunch time. Prioritize: The first step to time management is taking stock of all the different activities, commitments and responsibilities that make up day-to-day life. Get Organized: Organization is key to successful time management and being organized also helps to avoid unexpected interruption. While the average student debt for a US American student is $29,400, according to a recent poll by the American Institute of Architecture Students, architecture students graduate with an average of $40,000 in loans. Moreover, the professional field of architecture often puts extra burdens on its younger members, as if having to pay off monthly bills for the rest of one’s foreseeable future was not oppressive enough. Unless the situation changes, the current state of debt will inevitably have vast repercussions in the field of American architecture, particularly in contrast to counterparts in Europe, Canada and Asia where education is usually much cheaper, if not completely free (for example, Germany recently made all education completely free, even for international students). As we continue this series, we would also like to use the space to showcase tips, strategies, and general ideas about how the architecture community can come together to change this situation.
Will your debt affect decisions like, for example, being in a smaller firm versus a more corporate firm?I think debt affects many peoplea€™s decisions later on. I am glad to see Archinect addressing this issue and making an effort to truly understand the situations and sentiments of current students and recent graduates. In addition, students who improve their time management report less stress, better focus and improved quality of life. And although it is important to be well rounded and maintain a full and satisfying schedule, juggling so many commitments can often lead to burnout and fatigue. Mobile study tools, like Cengage Learning’s MindTap Mobile App, provide students with flashcards and quizzes to test your knowledge while on the go, allowing you to turn short-periods of time into small study sessions. Many digital tools, such as Cengage Learning’s digital learning solution MindTap, use a combination of reading, multimedia, activities and assessments, to engage users and maximize understanding and retention.
Taking an honest look at the big picture is essential to identifying priorities and possibly cutting unnecessary or superfluous activities out temporarily.
Before settling down to study, be sure you have all the resources and tools you need to complete the assignments you will be working on. Actually, students who effectively manage their time tend to have more time for socializing and fun since they aren’t wasting precious time procrastinating or being unproductive.
Not only does the profession require more time in school, architecture school is also a notoriously expensive academic experience.
A common cliche of architecture students is that they have so much work they have to sleep under their desks; they live and breathe their work. In an increasingly globalized field, architects trained outside of the United States simply have less to lose from experimenting with less financially-viable models. Calling on an active community of architecture students (and some recent graduates), we sent out a€“ and will continue to send out a€“ anonymous questionnaires to learn about what its like to live with debt today.
A good starting point is the AIAa€™s National Design Service Act Advocacy Tool Kit, which provides helpful information on legislative efforts to combat architecture student debt.

When youa€™re deciding on a graduate school, people tell you to go the best school possible.
Do you think architects are underpaid?I think that in order to get paid well you have to be a standout, you need a higher level of design, higher class of clientele. I am interested in the margins of architecture, in particular its intersections with art, politics, and ecology.
I found that especially the first interviewee above (from Chicago) brought to light a lot of thoughts and feelings I have been seeing from recent graduates like myself in regards to their debt and the situation they find themselves in. I for one feel very apprehensive now about using a credit card, because I don't like spending money that isn't in my bank account. It’s no wonder that, in our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, 78% of students reported that they have struggled with time management at some point during school.
Each week, evaluate upcoming assignments, projects and activities, and design a schedule that makes time for the priority items.
One helpful step: integrate self-testing into your study habits to be sure you truly know the material, and quickly identify areas where you need more work.
MindTap also includes features like scheduling, notifications, and messaging to help you stay organized and on top of upcoming deadlines. From there, you can more easily identify the priorities that are most important and make sure they take precedent over less pressing commitments. There is no greater nuisance to hitting a stride only to realize a missing textbook or forgotten computer charger.
Making sure to schedule some free time each week is not only important to overall happiness but is also key to maintaining high levels of productivity. While, over the last 14 years, the average salary for young people has decreased by 10%, student debt has increased by nearly 500%. On average, an architecture student pays $1,117 annually on materials, which after being used to make a model are more often than not simply thrown away after crits (or in some cases, literally torn apart by a professor).
Meanwhile, students training in other fields are encouraged to take on part-time work to help alleviate their debt.
Discussing the mountain of debt does not make it any smaller. Does your debt scare you? I think that this is an incredibly important issue that will affect the field in the years to come, especially if it is not addressed in some way. This will help you stay organized, focused, and in control of the most important items on your to-do lists.
Therefore, alongside numbers, we asked our respondents to open up about the lived experience of debt and the emotional responses it provokes. Fortunately, I got lucky enough to receive a decent amount of funding; but still, I will come out $90k in debt because of the fact that I cannot afford to pay my rent and living expenses while in school without loans. How?It may make more people not want to pursue architecture or any degree that takes more than the average number of years to complete. As much as many of us have true passions for architecture and design, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stack those passions up against the situation many students must put themselves in to pursue that dream. But for young American architects the situation is even worse; the amount of schooling required to be able to practice professionally means taking on debt that you may be paying off for the rest of your life. More often than not, those we interviewed admitted they tried not to think about their debt and rarely talked about it. Approximately what proportion of your total expenses?Undergraduate degree was financed by my parents with help from my grandparents and a scholarship (approx. Maybe 15-20 years.Does the amount of debt youa€™ll have after graduation affect how you envision your career?Yes, but I dona€™t feel that my expenses are unreasonable. I think we will hear more and more architecture students admitting that they may have made different career choices had they fully understood the debt situation they are finding themselves in.There have been many discussions on the issue of fewer candidates pursuing architectural licensure.

Couple that with changes to the global economy and a generally increasing cost of living, and the present strain of student debt stands in stark contrast to even a few decades ago. But when they did they were often optimistic about their career choice despite the financial burden. Broadly speaking, can you describe the emotions you experience when thinking about your debt?Thinking about the amount of debt I have is completely overwhelming.
I think that any discussion of that topic is incomplete without acknowledging the debt situation as a factor. It is such a large number to me that I cannot really comprehend it, much less imagine paying it off on an architecture salary. Personally, I hope I dona€™t have to make that decision.Have you considered alternative architectural business strategies or supplementary income to help bring down your debt?Yes, Ia€™ve always planned to teach architecture. Broadly speaking, can you describe the emotions you experience when thinking about your debt?Like I mentioned above, I dona€™t really think about it. I consciously try not to think about it so Ia€™m not worrying about something that I dona€™t feel I can change in the foreseeable future.
Ita€™s the only means to a steady paycheck and some freedom to have your own office.[Teaching] is the only means to a steady paycheck and some freedom to have your own office.How often do you think about your debt? Application fees and testing fees and study materials all add up to thousands of dollars that recent graduates often cannot afford to spare.I see this as a somewhat minor consequence of the larger debt issue, which threatens to scare away promising talent should the word get out about the situations recent graduates find themselves in. But debt is nothing to be shameful about; what is shameful is the propagation of the system that forces it upon young people. It does not affect how I function (losing sleep, severe stress) and I try to still go out and have fun (which means spending money).I will certainly not be encouraging my kids, or anyone that asks me, to go into architecture.Prior to studying architecture, were you familiar with typical architecture salaries?
Do you think architects are underpaid?I heard that architects a€?didna€™t make a lot,a€? but being in high school wasna€™t really aware what that meant  (I had never had a budget or had to support myself, so what is a low salary?). I also cana€™t imagine what else I would have pursued. Do you think the current state of debt in architecture will affect the field in the long term?
How?If people are aware of the financial situations of architects then maybe they will pursue something else and architecture will stop looking like such a glamorous field. I think in certain ways it is already affecting the field, there are more architecture graduates than professionals entering the field. Broadly speaking, can you describe the emotions you experience when thinking about your debt?I ignore it. I try to assure myself that ita€™s normal, most people arena€™t able to afford to go to school by paying out of pocket.
But ita€™s there, and it wona€™t go away, even if I were to declare bankruptcy. Prior to studying architecture, were you familiar with typical architecture salaries? Today nobody needs an architect, ita€™s surprising we still have jobs.If you had known beforehand the amount of debt that your education would require for you to take on, would that have changed your decision to pursue architecture?Probably not. Even though Ia€™m poor and probably will be for a while, architecture makes me feel fancy. Do you think the current reality of debt in architecture will affect the field in the long term? While we enjoy the best schools in the world that have a wealth of resources, we also pay the most for it.
We can ask to pay less for our educations, but simple economics will dictate that we will be receiving less. At the same time, isna€™t it unreasonable to think that some students graduate with $200,000 or more of debt?

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