Meet Beyza. After completing an undergraduate degree at Herts, Beyza found her first role through the University’s online careers platform. To power her development, she has chosen to complete her postgraduate degree at Herts too.
|Current job role
|Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) Interior Designer at a central London design company
|Year of graduation
|Course of study
|BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Beyza’s brother inspired her to study at Herts. He had already chosen a course here, and the School of Creative Arts’ strong international reputation persuaded her to apply to Herts too. Beyza adds, ‘The University is very diverse, and this was an important factor for me choosing to study here.’
Earning a Go Herts Award
Beyza found her course challenging, but interesting to study. She also built strong relationships with her tutors.
Some of her favourite memories from Herts were spending every day during her final assignments in the University’s Learning Resources Centres with friends, and the deep conversations they used to have when they had group assignments together.
She also became a Student Representative for her course in her second year and then went on to become a School Community Organiser for the School of Creative Arts in her final year. Beyza also contributed to the School of Creative Arts’ Student Society. She says, ‘All my voluntary roles and extra-curricular activities counted towards my Gold Go Herts Award, and they were something I enjoyed doing too. The award was just a nice bonus!’
Becoming an interior designer
Beyza is now an FF&E Interior Designer for a London-based design company. She says, ‘My course prepared me well for this role, from learning certain types of software, to how to create design schedules.’
Beyza found her first job after Herts through Handshake, the University’s online careers platform. She adds, ‘My first job after graduating was at a construction company in Hatfield, not far from the University’s campus. I made great connections there and learnt a lot.’
Her ambition is to become an experienced Senior Designer, who can make her mark on the industry through her sustainable creations. To achieve her goals, she has started studying MA Interior Architecture and Design part-time at Herts, where she is able to explore the topic of sustainability in design and construction further.
Her advice to current and future Herts students is to, ‘Take it easy and enjoy your time at Herts. Stay in touch with your tutors too, as they may have great connections for your future work!’