Student Success Story: Eve Wu | Career Development Bootcamp | Experience Haus

Student Success Story: Eve Wu

Eve completed our UX & UI Career Development Bootcamp in February 2023 and has recently landed a role as UX Designer at Sage.

We caught up with her recently to see how the course helped her achieve her goals and if she has any pearls of wisdom for any budding product designers.

Tell us a bit more about what you were doing before you decided to pivot into design?

I was working doing a lot of research at UCL.

How was training at Experience Haus different from other providers ?

I loved the fact it was in-person teaching so that you get exposure to all the brilliant minds at Experience Haus and the real client briefs get you prepared for job hunting.

What was the highlight of your course?

My instructor Joe, my course mates and everyone at Experience Haus. 

What was the most challenging part of your learning experience?

Time pressure but pace over perfection might be the way to go!

Job Hunting & Your New Role

Where is your current job and what is your role?

UX Designer at Sage.

How did you find the job search process after you finished the course?


What did a typical working day look like for you two years ago?

Depends on the day, but it usually involved going to class, meeting with lab members, designing experiments and writing my thesis.

What does a typical working day look like for you now?

There is no typical day at Sage! I work fully remote and quite flexibly so no pressure to wake up early! Most days I work at home, some days I work at the office at Old Street (usually Mondays because they provide free lunch from a restaurant nearby!) and some days I work whilst traveling. Currently my team is working on a new product so mostly I am collaborating with PMs and the tech team to gather design requirements or working on designing in Miro or Figma.

What are your top 3 tips for preparing for a design interview?

  • Definitely know your work and yourself well
  • Try to gauge what the hiring manager is looking for and strategise how you answer their questions accordingly. 
  • Fake it till you make it (sort of!) – even if there are questions you don’t know the answer to, you can still share your understanding and thought process. These bits are also very valuable when it comes to problem solving.

What advice do you have for anyone breaking into the industry? Is there anything you wish you’d known when you were first starting out?

Get comfortable with and don’t care too much about rejections as it is not a complete no and the door closing, but indicates your progress in the long run. The way I see it is the more rejections you get, especially the ones after the second or final interviews, the more likely you are going to land another job, because you are clearly qualified enough to get very far down the hiring process! So all you really need is to give it another go and be patient. Last but not least, just enjoy it and trust yourself!

Get in touch with Eve

Thursday 29th February, 2024

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