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by Katy Purviance on 03/26/08 @ 11:47:37 pm
Categories: Events | 252 words | 1109 views

I think I told you this already, but it’s coming up tomorrow, so I thought I’d mention it again.

The AIA 2x8 exhibit is tomorrow evening at the Pacific Design Center.

My most recent alma mater, LAIAD, has selected me (and another classmate, I believe) to represent.

That’s all to segue into what I really wanted to tell you. My BIG news.

I got an email today from Amanda at AIA-LA telling me that I won the PODS $3000 scholarship!

That’s $3000 of debt I don’t have to accrue!

Anyway, you should go. You can meet me, and a lot of other architecture students. Think of the networking!

Here’s a map.

In other news, I received two more Decision Letters. A thick one from the University of Oregon …and a thin one from Yale.

When my professor saw my portfolio the other week, he said this would happen. He said that Yale doesn’t have a sense of humor, and, that in mind, my portfolio was “risky.”

(I get that a lot.)

I countered, saying that my portfolio was representative of what I had to offer, and that I wouldn’t want to go someplace that didn’t appreciate what I had to offer. In other words, my portfolio was calculated to weed out the schools that would not be a good fit for me.

(I recommend you do the same. Or not.)

I have yet to hear from MIT. Their site says that applicants will hear back by April 1st.

(April Fool’s Day? That’s not funny.)

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