The AIA New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community [EPiC] was created to provide support and resources for emerging professionals through opportunities for Continued Education, Community Service and Advocacy. We work closely with the local AIA New Jersey Sections to coordinate and implement events throughout the state.
Get Involved with EPiC - 2018 Call for Interest
We are looking for members interested in becoming the 2018 Vice Chair and Section Directors within our Emerging Professionals Community [EPiC], which consists of architecture school graduates, AIA Associate members, and AIA members licensed for 10 years or less.
Our mission is to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service. Through consistent communication and coordination between the state committee and local sections throughout New Jersey, EPiC provides programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professional’s involvement within the profession.
The Vice Chair position has a term of two years. One year as Vice Chair followed by one year as Chair. Responsibilities of the position include:
- Assisting the Chair with responsibilities, coordination and planning
- Meeting minutes during the monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee
- Updating website and helping to create monthly newsletters
The Section Director and AIAS Liaison positions have a term of one year. Responsibilities of the position include:
- Promote the EPiC mission within your local AIA NJ section / AIAS Chapter
- Attend a monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee
- Participation in one or more committees chaired by the state At-Large Directors - Add to the social media platforms used by EPiC
EPiC provides a great opportunity to shape the emerging professional programming at both the section and state level in New Jersey. Such programming includes:
Hill Day: Advocacy training and meetings with New Jersey legislators
ARE Seminars: Courses to help you pass the licensing exams
Service Opportunities: Design small impactful projects in local communities
Leadership Training: Improve your skills and promote member involvement
If you are interested in becoming an EPiC Section Director, AIAS Liaison, or applying for the Vice Chair position, we would like to hear from you! Please submit a letter of interest by e-mail to EPiC@aia-nj.org by October 13, 2017 (500 words max). Be sure to include your AIA NJ section in your letter. Although not required, we will accept up to two letters of support.
We look forward to your interest.
Jessica O’Donnell, AIA
2017 EPiC Chair
Who We Are
Part of the New Jersey Region of the American Institute of Architects. “Emerging Professionals” are architecture students, Associate AIA members, and Architects licensed for 10 years or less.
Promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service.
What We Do
Provide programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun, while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professionals’ involvement in the profession.