Wow! Such inspirational progressions showing the diverse experiences people in UX bring to the table.
Hawk- I also started an Architecture degree (buildings not software). I absolutely loved it and did really well, but got caught up in the fascinations of research and evidence based design! That desire developed into completing a psychology degree. Initially, I was exploring environmental psychology but found there are limited opportunities in Australia. I then discovered UX and it made my heart flutter!
I am now finishing my honours part time in Human Factors while working in a self-guided role at a company where I assess user experience and recommend/facilitate changes to a customised business platform. It’s a little daunting at times being new to the field and having no mentor, but very rewarding knowing I’ve got my feet in the right places. Now to do whatever I can to (1) maintain good work, (2) complete my honours and (3) study UX specific skills!!
Thanks for a great platform to help with this!