Vocon offers a full range of architectural, strategic, and design services to clients, adhering to the principle that “every space has the potential to tell a story.” Below, HR Generalist Katie Soditch offers advice for students looking to break into this competitive field.
What makes a candidate stand out during the recruiting and interview process?
We are looking for students enrolled in an architecture or a construction management program who can problem solve, multitask, and work well independently or as part of a team. For internships, we hire students who have completed at least their third year and are familiar with the software used in our work such as Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office. We want people on our team who have a desire to learn, a strong work ethic, communication skills, and a great attitude.
What advice would you give Miami University students to set themselves up for success as they pursue internships and their post-graduation goals?
I would advise students to build relationships in the design community and to join associations dedicated to architectural and design causes. Try to work in many different areas to determine your passions. The more experience you can get the better!
Intern at Vocon!
We are currently looking for someone to join our project team as a paid intern. Help us to develop technical and design solutions under the direction of a senior architect/designer. Perform assignments while demonstrating an understanding of design methods, production of construction documents, material procurement, and construction administration. Assist with specifications and research products. More details about this opportunity can be found on Handshake.
Established in 1987, Vocon is a full-service architecture and interior design firm dedicated to personalized client service. It focuses on providing solutions informed by and aligned to the goals and strategies of its clients. Its commitment to innovation and proven design ability has helped it become one of the country’s largest design firms, as well as one of the top 40 firms internationally. Its staff is an exceptional team with multi-disciplinary experience, including architects, interior designers, workplace strategists, and environmental graphic designers. It serves clients on a national scale, from offices in Cleveland and New York City. Learn more about Vocon and its available opportunities by visiting its Handshake profile.