If you remember about two years ago, I wrote about my experience on getting my second job. Now I am moving on to the third one. Three years ago when I first graduated, I had a plan of where I would go:
- A small firm to learn as much as I can about the basic business of architecture.
- A medium-sized firm for a more diverse design project experience.
- A well-known international firm to work on international projects so I can make my way back to Hong Kong.
I did it! I started at an 8-person firm doing anything from putting away toilet paper to going to client interviews. Then I went to a 60-person firm working on different project types from designing, rendering, detailing and documenting. Next week I will be working in Gensler NY! Exciting? It's actually quite nerve-racking.
This transition is not an easy one. My commute to work will be an hour and a half each way (gosh...but it will give me time to write more on this blog) until I find a place to move closer to the city (if I can ever afford it - as you all know how much we make...). Everyone at my previous firm was also so nice and loving that it was heart-breaking to leave them. Seriously, I cried many times thinking of leaving all the friends that I have made. Being in a corporate environment is also a very big difference than what I am used to. But I took the risk, and decided it's time for me to reach the goal that I set out for myself. Plus, during the summer, I have had four interviews and all of them gave me an offer. I will write about my interview experience in the next post. Stay tuned!
Remember what I said two years ago?
Never give up, we will all get there.
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Thanks for reading and all the support that you have given for the past three years! I will keep writing and share my experience with you guys as I move along.
P.S. Starting my new job on Monday! I will let you know how it goes.
Aspiring architect and graphic designer. I design buildings and write about it. My interests revolve around urban architecture, people, graphics, arts and culture.