Jennifer Gordon

About me

I am a Junior Architectural Technologist at Harry Taylor and Company, have recently graduated with a first class honours in Architectural Technology from Robert Gordon University. 

Left school

June 2017. 

Senior Phase

In S4 I achieved N5 (SCQF level 5) in Maths, English, Physics, German, Graphic communication, Art and Business Management.

In S5 I achieved Higher (SCQG level 6) in Maths, English, Graphic communication, Art and German.

I achieved my Half colours tie as a Young Ambassador for my work with the Eco club and a school plaque award.

More recently I was awarded the CIAT AspirATions award for best project in my university year.

Choosing my Destination

 I used myjobscotland to look for different career opportunities whilst I was at school. I started my Architectural Technology journey back in 2017 starting my HND Architectural Technology course at City of Glasgow College. Having achieved much there I proceeded into first year Architecture at Robert Gordon University. I discovered that I enjoyed learning more about how buildings work and so made the decision to switch to BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology which I completed this year. Whilst on my degree I was able to get a work placement at Harry Taylor & Company where I got vital experience in surveying and working on projects in a office setting. Following graduation my university helped me secure my current job.

Extra Curricular & Work Experience

I was an active member of the school's Eco committee including chairperson for 2 years. I also achieved my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. Both of these activities helped develop my communication skills and confidence.

I participated in 3 school musicals during my time at high school and for my my 4th year university placement I went to an Architectural firm. It cemented my interest in the field.

Skills I've developed

The graphic communication skills I learned helped me greatly when I progressed into Architectural Technology.

My Advice

You don't need to know everything. Learn as many software's as you can. Try STEM subjects - don't feel intimidated to enter challenging fields. Take all opportunities and don't judge before you try. Volunteer to the community and make it a better place.