Practice Lab is the BAC's online job database where students can search for full-time, part-time, and paid internship positions at design firms and related companies. Most students and graduates* with BAC-assigned usernames are granted access to Practice Lab. To verify your account, go to the main login page, click the "Forgot Password" link, and a new password will be sent to your email address.
Students are eligible to earn Practice Hours through most of the positions listed on Practice Lab. For freelance positions, students may be required to complete an application for Independent Practice. More information may be found here.
*Continuing education and non-degree professional certificate students are not eligible for Practice Lab accounts. Alumni may request access to Practice Lab by contacting the Practice Department at 617.585.0145 during business hours or via email at email@example.com.
BAC students learn to practice design professionally long before they complete their degree programs, positioning them to be exceptionally competitive as designers and innovaters. Employers offer students fresh perspectives and unparalleled opportunities to expand the breath of their knowledge and capabilities as designers, as well as to explore different paths of professional growth and development.
The Practice Department is delighted to assist employers who are interested in recruiting BAC students and graduates for design-related positions. Please read the information below to learn how to post jobs to our database:
To Register for an Employer Account and Post a Job:
- Go to Practice Lab.
- Click the "Employer" button on the main screen.
- If you have posted on Practice Lab before, enter your user name and password.
- If you have not previously posted on Practice Lab, click "Register" or "Register to Post Local Job" on the right sidebar.
- The system will guide you through the registration and job posting process. For best results, include as many relevant details about the job description as possible.
The Practice Department reviews all new employers and job postings before approving them for Practice Lab. Please allow at least two business days to process your information, after which you will be able to log in and view your job listing.
Please note: All positions must be paid opportunities relevant to the fields of architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, or design studies. If you are unsure about whether your position qualifies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freelance Positions/Independent Contractors
If you are an individual contractor posting a freelance opportunity, please use your name as the organization name and fill in the fields that are applicable, including a detailed description of the job. Certain professional services, such as stamped drawings and construction documents, must be performed by a licensed architect. If you are unsure about whether to recruit a BAC student or graduate for independent contracting work, email email@example.com.
Note that any currently enrolled BAC students that are hired for freelance or independent contracting jobs require supervision by a BAC faculty advisor or design professional in order to receive recognition toward the completion of their degree for the work they perform.
BAC Resume Book
Many of our students who are looking for jobs opt into the BAC Resume Book. After you have created an account or logged into the system, you can select the "resume books" icon in the navigation bar to browse through those resumes. Within a resume book, you can enter "resume text searches" to find students with specific skills and/or interests.
Practice Employment Survey
The Practice Employment Survey contains statistical information about salaries and benefits offered to BAC students. To view the results of the most recent Practice Employment Survey, click here.