Information for Current Students

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Student Organizations

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The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students. The AIAS aims to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; and to promote professional opportunities within the Alumni Hall community.

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An IIDA Campus Center provides an environment for the mutual development and exchange of knowledge within the college or university among design students, educators, and professionals. We are a professional organization and work closely with the Cincinnati/Dayton IIDA Chapter filled with professionals in the industry. Participation in a campus center adds value to IIDA student membership as members are encouraged to plan and execute events related to interior design, participate in design competitions, and engage with their chapter. Activities include, but are not limited to: lunch & learns, group trips, portfolio reviews, visits to firms, networking with professionals and industry partners, and scholarship opportunities.

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the only national professional, co-ed fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts. Founded in 1914 at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan, APX has expanded across the country and currently has 25 active chapters. APX focuses on academic excellence, professionalism, mentoring, networking, and lifelong friendship and brotherhood. 
 
The Isidorus Chapter, founded in 2011, is a student-run organization at Miami University. We have quickly grown to become one of the nation's largest chapters, and our members benefit from professional development, philanthropic outreach, design opportunities, and brotherhood.

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The Student Advisory Council is a grouping of students charged with being the official channel for conversation between students and the faculty. Members of committee meet monthly with the Chair of Department to advise on ways in which the university can best support student learning at Miami. The committee also takes on key roles in the Department such as the organization of our two annual student exhibitions in December and May and supporting the Department’s outreach to the profession by engaging with alumni and firms who can offer full time jobs, internships, give talks or engage in teaching in Alumni Hall.

Professional Organizations

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AIA is where the architecture and design communities come together to share knowledge, gain expertise, get connected, and stay involved. An AIA membership connects you to this global community of 94,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture, design, and the built environment. It also connects you to opportunities to mold the architecture profession, public policy, and practice.

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

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ASID is the design industry’s only association representing all sectors of design. Membership offers more than professional credibility. We are a connected community of peers, thought leaders, and luminaries.

Engage in educational and leadership opportunities spanning every design specialty and career stage. Grow in your career and understand the latest innovations in the industry. ASID offers the support you need to reach your full potential as a designer.

Job Search Tools

Career Development Resources

What can I do with a Career in Architecture + Interior Design?
Miami Center for Career Exploration Services
Arch Careers
NCARB Site and Handbook
Emerging Professional Companion
American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architecture Students
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Architecture and Interior Design Firms by City

AIA Find an Architect
AIA Ohio Membership Directory
Design Intelligence Architecture Firms
Architects USA
Miami CAREERLink
Miami Center for Career Exploration Services: Architecture and Design

Miami Architecture and Interior Design Alumni

LinkedIn: Do an advanced search selecting "city, architecture+design, and Miami University" or go to "Connections/Find Alumni." Connect with faculty and with alumni in cities or firms of interest to broaden your network.