A 360-degree career accelerator program for new graduates
Your first year in the workplace should be a rich and rewarding experience—a time to connect with new people, gain critical skills, and build the foundation for your career going forward. The colleagues you meet in your first role can open doors and guide you on your journey.
In 2018, SOM launched Year One—a program that allows our newest team members to get the most of their first year in the profession. The program is rooted in the culture of mentorship and knowledge sharing that defines SOM.
Year One is a pipeline for emerging talent: Each year we select a group of dynamic new graduates through a competitive application process, and then provide them with resources, mentorship, and support to thrive in their careers. A significant part of the program is focused on guiding new hires toward achieving their next career milestone: earning their professional license in architecture, engineering, urban planning, or interior design.
The Year One program allows those of us who have experience in the industry to offer our expertise and knowledge to people who are just starting out in their careers—and likewise to ask them to come to the table and have a voice.