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  • Hayley Zeng:        00:03          Every single project, pour your heart and soul into it.

    Andrea Lam:         00:05          I really recommend that you get involved in cultural activities around your area. If you are interested in architecture, go to museums and art galleries exhibiting modern artwork just to get yourself involved in what's happening at the moment.

    Won Hae Shim:       00:17          Keep an open mind and have fun.

    Alex Watson:        00:20          Just follow what makes you really interested in design, because ultimately that's what you're gonna keep pursuing throughout the three or four years of study that you do.

    Maddison King:      00:27          I'd look back and say just relax. Even if someone knows all the answers, it doesn't mean that you have to know, because they might have more experience.

    Tiaan Mackenzie:    00:34          Even if you have a set goal, obviously stick to it and plan for that, but do make sure that it's willing to bend for change.

    Alex Galego:        00:42          UTS Architecture, it's the perfect playground to experiment.

    Angela Sansom-D:    00:46          I've learned over the last three years is just do everything. Say yes to pretty much everything. There are a lot of opportunities that only come because of who you meet or the random thing you helped with at uni then becomes a job. That's happened a fair bit to me and to other students.

    Eric Ahlstrom:      01:02          You'll get as much out as you put in. You know what I mean? Just keep working. Just keep at it.

  • Andrea Lam:         00:03          What we're actually designing is a nightclub in Sydney. And it's kind of a critique of the lockout laws in Sydney at the moment. And it's focused about, how can we create public space at nighttime.

    Eric Ahlstrom:      00:13          So I basically take things that are ... what most people would consider to be rubbish, and I try to look at what's there, and make something beautiful and meaningful of that.

    Trenett Nguyen:     00:24          I was taking a user experience elective, and the brief was about how to foster lifelong learning within university. And so I designed a service that helped students develop emotional intelligence.

    Oscar Read:         00:36          Well, the subject's called design integration. So it's about integrating design and systems together to build a high school.

    Alex Watson:        00:44          So my thesis looks at how we use hand gestures to communicate with non-designers, and how that can actually be interfaced into a 3D-modeling workspace.

    Eloise Clearly:     00:50          This project is a prosthetic for women, and it is different ... or its point of difference is because it's customizable. It has an element of personalization designed with a cover that the user can interact with the designer and co-create that.

  • Won Hae Smith:      00:03          I got started with a cadetship at Multiplex, which is a global contractor, and I got to work on real commercial projects in the Sydney CBD, such as the Wynyard Place redevelopment.

    Tiaan Mackenzie:    00:17          I'm working with Stockland out on a scholarship, so it's an industry-based scholarship. It's something I'd definitely recommend anyone to try to go for.

    Danica Bird:        00:23          It's probably been the most beneficial part of this entire degree.

    Angela Sansom-D:    00:27          Not only are we working with people that we're going to work with for the rest of our careers, but we're also working on projects that are relevant. Capstone's a great example of that. It's a project that is actually happening, being done by a company at the moment. They've just bought the land and they're going to be developing it.

    Maddison King:      00:40          I've done 100 days so far at a place called Western Earthmoving, and that was such a good experience because you get to use what you learn in class in real life. And you learn things so much faster and in such a different way, and it's a really good experience to meet new people and to get connections in the industry.

  • Trenett Nguyen:     00:03          I feel like I've grown into myself not just as a designer, but as a person. I've become a lot more comfortable with who I am, I've become a lot less shy.

    Eric Ahlstrom:      00:11          Global Studio, that I did with Natalia Hughes, we went to New York.

    Oscar Read:         00:15          Global Studios. I got to do a trip to America, to New York, Chicago and LA, in my first year. We actually met Frank Gehry, who designed that building.

    Mandy Chan:         00:25          The opportunity to actually go out to studios, here in Sydney.

    Andrea Lam:         00:28          Been to New York, twice. I've been to LA. I've been to Hanoi, for a drawing elective, and I've also been to Japan.

    Tiaan Mackenzie:    00:35          The lectures have been very industry focused.

    Angela Sansom-D:    00:37          Industry involvement has been fantastic, so a lot of our lecturers work in the industry.

    Alex Watson:        00:41          You suddenly find yourself around a group of all these other really passionate designers, that think in slightly different ways, but also have a huge amount of overlap. To be able to start talking to the same language with those people is a really cool opportunity.

    Hayley Zeng:        00:53          You're surrounded by so many motivated, driven and hardworking creatives, that it just creates the perfect kind of environment for me to continue being motivated, as well.

    Isabella S:         01:04          In our honors, we have just over 20 people, so it's very close, and I think that's the same with all design disciplines, is they're really tight groups and you get to be really close friends with everyone.

  • Danica Bird:        00:03          100% the people.

    Alex Galego:        00:04          The people and the friends I've made.

    Trish Tran:         00:07          Definitely working with the people. I think my peers and my tutors are all so great.

    Angela S.:          00:12          I've made some good friends and worked with some really exceptional minds.

    Isabella Snelso:    00:16          Teachers and our lecturers are just so amazing.

    Mandy Chan:         00:19          Just the teaching style here was very welcoming and it was very supportive and nurturing.

    Won Hae Shim:       00:25          I've been quite moved by how much support I've received from my course director and lecturers to help me pursue the New Colombo Plan Scholarship which has taken me around the world.

    Alex Watson:        00:36          I think the most vivid memories that I'll have from the DAB were just being able to have these really open-ended design briefs that you can have so much freedom with.

    Hayley Zheng:       00:44          The moments of joy you when finish a project, it's come to an end. You realize how much you've gone through. That's such a rewarding experience, especially with amazing people.

  • Alex Watson:        00:03          Definitely working in design job. I think it would be really exciting to get outside of uni and start really taking choice of where I want to work.

    Angela Sansom-D:    00:09          Ideally in an analyst investment sort of role, but basically I'm in the industry I love now.

    Rowan Abraham:      00:16          I'd like to be doing moving image assisting work, but if I can get photography or stills on movies and stuff like that.

    Won Hae Shim:       00:23          I do have a two months program to Indonesia. It's called AIYEP, the Australian Indonesian Youth Exchange Program, run also through DFAT.

    Isabella S:         00:33          I will be applying to do a masters. I'm not sure where that will be. I'm hoping to go to New York.

    Alex Galego:        00:39          This week, I've been accepted into Delft for exchange.

    Hayley Zheng:       00:43          It's not that I'm not really to leave yet, but I do want to do honours.

    Eric Ahlstrom:      00:47          I'll probably look at honours.

    Marcus Boyd:        00:48          Definitely a heavily thought about doing honours.

    Trish Tran:         00:51          I really want to do honours, maybe even do part-time tutoring. I really like helping people.

    Danica Bird:        00:56          My plan for next year is definitely to stay where I am. It's a really great firm. It's a small firm doing really big jobs, and that's I think an ideal place to start.