• Join the SMPS + USC Bridge Program - Submit Your Applications by April 3, 2015
  • Monday, December 29th, 2014
  • Submit Your Applications From January 2015 - to April 3, 2015
  • Internship will take place at your firm’s local office

  • Are you an A/E/C firm looking for a summer marketing intern?
    SMPS/LA is continuing our marketing internship Bridge Program and is partnering with USC to offer students professional training, interview opportunities and marketing internship placement.

    Student Need fits Marketplace Need
    According to recent studies, more than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are unemployed or need more training to get on a career track. SMPS/LA is committed to bridge the gap between the university and industry. With the current status of the US economy, any good business must understand the importance of marketing and business development in order to be successful.  The Los Angeles Chapter recognizes the high demand for qualified marketing and business development professionals. Our goal is to help USC students studying Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Business, Communications, Journalism or other related fields gain the practical and hands on experience.

    By applying to the SMPS + USC Bridge Program, sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students will participate in an intensive 2-week training intensive on professional services marketing and have a guaranteed marketing internship interview in a local design and construction firm.  This program is a win-win for all parties.

    Benefit to Students
    - Free to apply
    - 2-week training intensive free of charge (May 19-30) in downtown LA taught by industry professionals
    - Internship interview with a local design and construction firm  (Internship to start June 8, 2015 and be for 10-12 weeks)

    Benefits to Firms 
    - Extra marketing help throughout the summer
    - SMPS/LA Chapter training so you don't have to
    - SMPS/LA screening candidates for you

    Firms - Action Item
    We need your commitment if you are interested in participating in this program. The registration fee to SMPS is $350 and this covers the curriculum and expenses for the two week intensive training. The registration fee excludes compensation/hourly rate agreed upon by both the firm and the student. Please note that this is a paid internship program. Your commitment is needed by April 3, 2015. On May 19, 2015, we will conduct an industry and student meet and greet where you have opportunity to interview a narrowed pool of candidates.

    Applications will be available to download January 2015.

    QUESTIONS?

  • 2014 SMPS Southern California Salary Survey
  • Monday, December 29th, 2014
  • See Purchase Now link below to Buy Now
  • Buy Online Now!

  • About the Report
    In early 2014, the three SMPS South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Chap­ters (Los Ange­les, Orange County and San Diego) launched a salary sur­vey that was answered by 250+ AEC mar­ket­ing pro­fes­sion­als in our region.

    The infor­ma­tion cap­tured in this report reflects AEC-industry spe­cific salaries, bonuses, perks, and other key data impor­tant to SMPS mem­bers. It rep­re­sents the many roles served under the umbrel­las of mar­ket­ing and busi­ness development.

    Note to Survey Participants
    An email will be sent to all survey participants (whether an SMPS/LA member or non-member) who provided their email address upon completion of the survey. If we have inadvertently omitted you from this list, please contact Juanita Martinez. She will be able to confirm if you were a survey participant or not.

    How to Order
    If you are a mem­ber of SMPS Los Angeles, please order the report using the “Pur­chase Now” link (found below). If you are a mem­ber of Orange County or San Diego, please place your order through their web­site. Pro­ceeds go to the Chap­ter where you order your report, and we ask that you make your pur­chase through the Chap­ter you most reg­u­larly support.

    Please do not share this survey with others as we are charging non-members and non-survey participants a nominal fee. Revenue generated helps us continue to offer great programming and educational opportunities for our members. If you know someone who is interested, share this link: http://smps-la.org/event/2014-smps-southern-california-salary-survey/

    Pric­ing
    Sur­vey Par­tic­i­pant, Non-SMPS Member = $25
    Non-Survey Participant, SMPS Mem­ber = $25
    Non-Survey Participant, Non-SMPS Member = $50

    » Pur­chase Now

    Thank you for supporting SMPS/LA!

    QUESTIONS?

     

  • Principals Breakfast Panel (Water)
  • Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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  • SMPS Education Event
  • Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
  • 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
    12248 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90025
    310.820.6680 f 310.820.6118

  • Sometimes two things that should have a natural affinity seem so far apart. What you tell your marketing team to give a client is sometimes vastly different than what you imagined. Teach your team – first hand – on what clients want and look for in a submittal. Join Jeff Averill, UCLA Campus Architect to hear what works and what doesn’t. Other academic institutions invited as part of the presentation.

    Note: This is meant as a teaching tool for young marketing professionals in the industry, (less than 5 years), to hear first-hand from the client what works and what doesn’t. You are encouraged to send your marketing coordinators to this seminar. There is limited seating.

    Speaker:

    Jeffrey Averill, FAIA
    Campus Architect, UCLA Capital Programs

    Biography

    Campus Architect Jeffrey Averill has directed design at UCLA since 2002 through a period of extraordinary growth, creating an innovative model of urban density. He celebrates contemporary expression, honors historic context, and builds a coherent campus exemplifying architectural excellence.

    Prior to UCLA he practiced architecture for 25 years as a member of numerous offices in Houston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, London, Sydney and Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University and a Master of Architecture degree from University of California at Berkeley.

    Cost:
    Members: $25
    Non-Members: $75.00 (event attendance only)
    LIMITED SPACE - 18 Attendees
    Bring your own lunch and drinks.

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

    Parking:
    Free 2-Hour Street Parking and Parking Meters Available

    QUESTIONS?

    SPONSOR THIS EVENT

     

  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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  • Construction Tour
  • Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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  • Member Benefit Event
  • Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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  • Call for Nominations: 2015-2016 Board of Directors
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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  • New Member Orientation Lunch
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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  • Call for Nominations: 2015-2016 Board of Directors (Deadline)
  • Friday, May 1st, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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  • Board Elections: 2015-2016 Board of Directors (Ballots)
  • Friday, May 15th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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  • Leonardo Awards
  • Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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  • Construction Tour
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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  • Client Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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  • Special Events Mixer
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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  • Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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  • SMPS/LA Holiday Party
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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