After graduation very important step in further architectural education and development is to start in proper architectural office, and work with eligible architects. That might to be often better learning than through an official academic process. Some important examples proves that. Even the biggest, FLW and Le Corbusier, had not formal faculty education, but growing up with famous office work.
I was lucky to be, at my beginning close to the names - Croatian and world famous. I worked for Šegvić & Radimir, our faculty professors running real projects too. It was a good working atmosphere, in the office space together with more important Croatian professors - architects Begović, Nikšić, Dragomanović, Vodička. In New York, there were Marcel Breuer and Paul Rudolph, in Helsinki Matti Vesikansa.