A few weeks back, we at ArchDaily conducted a poll on Facebook to get a feel for what our readers think about their architectural educations. The question we asked: "Do employers put a lot of weight on what university you attended, or is it mostly about your portfolio?" had some promising results. There is a lot of cynisicm ciruclating in the professional world about what a degree from a particular university means. There are circles were some universities or some degrees are valued over others. Really though, we hope that it comes down to what each candidate can bring to a potential employer.
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The results of our poll indicates that you, our readers as candidates or employers, put more emphasis on the portfolios that candidates bring to each firm. For those of you who missed out on the Facebook poll, we'd like to hear what you think. As a college graduate, do you feel or have you felt that your university had an influence on your employment opportunities? Or do you feel that your portfolio held more sway? As an employer, how much emphasis do you place on a candidates educational background in relationship to their portfolio.
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