College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

Maryland ASLA Job Shadow Week

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The 2019 Maryland ASLA Job Shadow Week is in the books! Job Shadow Week provides a wonderful opportunity for students to experience some of the ins and outs of professional firms. Meanwhile, local firms have the chance to share some of their work and office life with the students. Local firms like Floura Teeter and Ayers Saint Gross served as hosts to multiple University of Maryland and Morgan State University students who were eager to learn about the professional workplace. There was a lot of great feedback from the week--here is what some of the UMD students had to say about their shadow experiences:

Q: What firm did you shadow and why did you choose to pair with that firm for Job Shadow Week?
“I shadowed with Vectorworks, Inc. because I was interested to see what their office and day-to-day operations were like. I also wanted to see what type of work went into creating such great software. 

-Marquis Barnes, Class of 2020

Q: During your job shadow, what did you learn

that was especially helpful to you?

“The job shadow at Floura Teeter was really helpful in
understanding the firm better. Not only did we learn
more about what kind of work they do, but we also got a
glimpse into their workplace culture, which I feel can be
really crucial for career decisions in the future.”
- Jasmine Whims, Class of 2019

Q: What did you enjoy most about your job
shadow experience?
“I enjoyed learning about the variety of projects and
experiencing the environment of a professional
design studio.”
- Michael Pullano, Class of 2019

To celebrate a successful job shadow week, participants
gathered at Looney’s Pub for the Job Shadow Week
Happy Hour, sponsored by Anova Furnishings.
Students, professionals, and faculty spent the evening
sharing some of their experiences from the week and
enjoying each other’s company.

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