I've been out of school about a year or so and the only thing separating me from my BA in Urban Studies (emphasis in Sustainable Urban design/development) is a 1 credit internship!! ACK!
I acknowledge that my program was pretty anemic. I wasn't required to take any CAD courses for example. It consisted almost entirely of lecture, writing papers, small projects, etc. But potential employers don't seem interested at all in that kind of experience.
Therefore to beef up my resume and create my own work-related experience (to fill in the gaps), I've spent a lot of time researching and participating in open design competitions - currently working on a submission for TA's "Designing the 21st Century Street" competition. I know this kind of experience can look good to potential employers (and keep me from getting rusty).
But still no takers
I feel stalled - i can't get my diploma or attend grad school until i complete this requirement. (To boot, my dept prides itself on NOT helping students get internships.)
I know the economy sucks balls right now, but i figure all the more reason for a firm to jump at the chance of scoring some free labor - especially free labor with sustainability experience.
Any words of wisdom??