Quorum had a unique opportunity to help a senior from the University of Missouri fulfill a class requirement of job shadowing at the office of an Architect and Interior Design firm. Opportunities like this are often as rewarding for us as it is the student since we get to find out what graduating students are planning for their future and what they are experiencing in school. In this case, our student, Emily, was able to showcase a beautiful portfolio and discuss her experience working as a designer for the university student union services. Her work experience on campus sounds very much like what we do in our office on a daily basis. Good luck completing your school requirements and landing that first big job out of school Emily!
Below is a summary from her perspective:
I was already excited to spend “a day in the life” at Quorum, but the day proved to be much more fulfilling than I could’ve expected. I began the day chatting with David Duman about life in this firm, in different size firms, what I am thinking about for my future in the industry, and many other things relating to work at Quorum Architects and life as designers, in general. This conversation gave me a lot of insight into what my future career will hopefully be and has me eagerly anticipating this new phase of my life. I then met Amy Grafa (Interior Designer) and was able to help her and Bill brainstorm some space planning ideas for a project they are currently working on. I also had the opportunity to join her and Bill on an actual job site to meet with some clients to discuss finishes. This was a great meeting for me to sit in on because I was able experience the designer to client relationship first hand.
Overall, I had a great experience shadowing at Quorum for the day. Everyone was very pleasant and eager to share their advice and answer my questions about this industry.
Thank you to everyone I met for your kind hospitality! I really enjoyed getting to know the world of Quorum Architects, Inc.