Kiymet Shevket

Meet Kiymet. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged Kiymet to refocus her career plans and she decided to study a postgraduate degree at Herts. She is now working for a world-renowned architecture studio in London.

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Current job roleWorkplace Consultant for a world-renowned architecture studio
Year of graduation2022
Course of studyMA Interior Architecture and Design
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Making an impact

Kiymet had previously thought of becoming an interior designer, but the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged her to reassess her interests and skillset. ‘I was always more interested in research and the digital tools that could be used to understand a user’s needs better before implementing them into a design proposal.' So, Kiymet decided to refocus her career plans and chose to study a postgraduate degree at Herts.

Kiymet adds, ‘I wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship, and apply findings of neuroarchitecture and environmental psychology to various projects in an innovative way. The course covered these aspects, and the University’s values also aligned with my own. I knew Herts would help me make an impact on the industry.’

Developing leadership skills

Kiymet also wanted to develop her leadership skills and Herts offered her plenty of opportunities to do so. She became a Student Representative for her course and took several classes on our Student Leaders Development Programme. Kiymet adds, ‘Herts allowed me to pursue my goals, and the support I received from my tutors and peers was one of the best parts of my experience there. The campus is a beautiful place to study too!’

Her advice

Kiymet is now a Workplace Consultant at a world-renowned architecture practice in London.

Her advice for those looking to follow in her footsteps is, ‘Find your niche whilst you are a student and then tailor your portfolio to highlight it. You can make the most out of the opportunities you receive at Herts by tailoring your design proposals, essay questions, and Go Herts Award submission to align with what you want to do. Being able to show this to an employer is much more powerful than just talking about it.’