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How To Get A Job In Architecture

How To Get A Job In Architecture

Marc Teer

Marc Teer

May 24, 2018

This six-step guide has everything you need to land your first job in architecture.

9 facts to remember about contracts when you take the ARE

Marc Teer

Marc Teer

April 26, 2018

To save you some time learning everything you need to know about these contracts, we spoke with Heather, our resident architect, to compile the top 9 facts to remember about the A101, A201, and B101 when you take the ARE.

Black Spectacles becomes NCARB’s first-ever Approved Test Prep Provider

Marc Teer

Marc Teer

April 26, 2018

We are excited to announce that we are NCARB’s first-ever Approved Test Prep Provider!

Our video lectures, practice exams, and flashcards for both ARE 5.0 PPD and ARE 5.0 PDD now have the vote of confidence from NCARB that will help you feel even more confident that you are learning material that you’ll see on the ARE.

Two parents tell us how they got licensed, got promoted, and made time for their kids along the way.

Two parents tell us how they got licensed, got promoted, and made time for their kids along the way.

Marc Teer

Marc Teer

March 27, 2018

After our February ARE Live Podcast episode, we heard from young professionals looking for advice on how to get ahead at work and still manage to be there for their kids. To show you how to take the next step in your career, we recently interviewed two architects who made big career strides while raising their families.

How to get licensed by Summer

How to get licensed by Summer

Marc Teer

Marc Teer

February 06, 2018

Every year we notice an interesting trend - users spend dramatically less time studying during the Summer than they do during the rest of the year. Let’s face it, this is not a coincidence. Would you stay inside studying while your friends were enjoying their poolside weekends?

Here are our best tips and strategies to pass the ARE by this Summer so you can spend more time at the beach and finally put the ARE behind you.

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