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The BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) is an active social and professional network. Geared specifically toward recent graduates, Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™) participants, young architects, designers, and other design/build professionals, EPNet hosts tours, presentations, firm visits, and other programs. It hosts regular planning meetings, which all interested professionals are encouraged to attend, and a number of programs throughout the year. Annual programs include: the Winter Warmer, a mixer for emerging professionals across AEC disciplines; a spring bootcamp series in several parts drilling down on a single theme of professional development;  and Leadership Lunches, the opportunity to visit area firms in small groups for conversation with principals and firm leadership. Anyone building their AEC career is welcome to join, connect, and contribute.

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Committee Chairs
Gabriela Baierle AIA / baierle@arrowstreet.com
Christopher Moyer Assoc. AIA / christopher.moyer@stantec.com
The Emerging Professionals Network is part of the Professional Communities Commission.

Upcoming Events

March 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This session gives emerging professionals the opportunity to hear from a panel of those experienced in recruiting talent. Panelists will speak about the values that guide firms’ hiring decisions and the skills they seek most in new hires. Following the panel, there will be time for discussion and a question and answer session.

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March 29, 2019 (All day)

The Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) seeks both mentors and mentees to pilot a new mentorship program this year.

This program aims to:

  • Provide the structure for meaningful mentorship relationships to take shape
  • Support the growth of emerging professionals
  • Encourage design professionals at all stages of their careers to exchange ideas with people at different levels
  • Empower emerging professionals to be active participants in the act of mentoring

The application deadline is Friday, March 29 at 11:59 PM.

The program connects each mentee with five mentors. Throughout the five-month program, each mentor-mentee match will meet once. At the end of five months, you will have begun a relationship with one, a few, or all of the people you’ve met.

Once paired, each mentee should contact their mentors to coordinate a time and a place for their meeting. The setting is up to each pair: lunch, coffee, office visit, or any other casual and appropriate outing that both mentor and mentee agree on.

After the program ends, it is up to each participant to build upon the foundation set by the initial meeting.

Time commitment:

  • One mandatory two-hour kickoff on Monday, April 22
  • One meeting per month, for five months = five meetings total
  • One two-hour wrap-up event in September

Because this program is a pilot, we are only able to accept 15 mentors and 15 mentees. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance the first week of April. All participants must attend the FeedBack Kickoff on Monday, April 22.

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May 13, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Success Teams offer the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers and future colleagues. Formed at quarterly kickoffs, teams are largely self-structured. Teams coordinate meeting times and locations and study together, sharing resources and tips, and keeping each other on track. Each member pledges to meet with and support their team members through the completion of their exam series. A library of both Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) 5.0 study materials is available at the BSA/AIA offices for team members to borrow.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

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Updates

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Past Events

February 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Emerging Professionals Winter Warmer returns in 2019 for an evening of interdisciplinary merrymaking!

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) invites their friends and colleagues to this always popular annual get-together for emerging professionals across the AEC and design fields. Meet colleagues and future collaborators, and learn more about upcoming professional programming for 2019!

Complimentary light snacks will be served. Drink tickets are limited; they will be given to those who register and arrive early.

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February 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jump into 2019 with a new set of networking skills at this program, back by popular demand!

Some thrive meeting new people and making conversation; others dread it. No matter what your feelings are, everyone can agree that connecting smartly with others is an intangible but essential part of building your network and pursuing professional opportunities.

Join the BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) and Judith Nitsch PE, Hon. BSA, Nitsch Engineering. Judith will guide the group through a presentation on marketing for the individual, followed by a mock networking session to put new tips and tricks to the test! This will be a great way to get your feet wet before the annual EPNet Winter Warmer on February 21!

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February 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Success Teams offer the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers and future colleagues. Formed at quarterly kickoffs, teams are largely self-structured. Teams coordinate meeting times and locations and study together, sharing resources and tips, and keeping each other on track. Each member pledges to meet with and support their team members through the completion of their exam series. A library of both Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) 5.0 study materials is available at the BSA/AIA offices for team members to borrow.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

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January 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) kicks off a full year of programming with a cozy and enlightening fireside chat with the College of Fellows.

Pull up a chair to hear about significant projects, career paths, and the evolution of architectural practice from leaders in the BSA community. This is an opportunity to listen and to learn—and also to connect. Bring questions for the Fellows’ perspective on architecture matters from A to Z.

Fellows
Jim Batchelor FAIA
principal, Arrowstreet

Peter Kuttner FAIA
principal, Cambridge Seven Associates

Anne-Marie Lubenau FAIA
director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Nancy Ludwig FAIA
president and senior principal, ICON architecture

Come for the conversation and the hot chocolate! This will be an inspiring way to start the new year.

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November 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the BSA Emerging Professionals Network (EPNet) at their regular planning meeting to meet peers in your field, brainstorm relevant topics and trends to discuss, and map out programs for the future.

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