Meet Habiba Sule-Adejoh, a Residential Property Consultant at Berkeley Group Plc.
1. Why did you choose this career path?
I studied Engineering in College and wanted to study the course at University but was unsure between Mechanical or Civil Engineering. I decided to take a gap year after college where I worked in a supermarket near a large construction site. The construction project was for the US Embassy located in Nine Elms. On a daily basis, I would interact with the builders and project team coming in to grab their morning coffees and lunches. I became fascinated watching the development progress on my way to work and developed an interest in Construction and the built environment. During my lunch breaks, I would look at Universities and the construction courses they offered and began applying. I applied to UCL and was fortunate to be the first recipient to be awarded the UCL ‘Access Opportunity’ scholarship. I built rapport with the site managers and project managers on the Embassy project who would come in often and I was able to land a work experience role as a project support assistant two months before I was due to start my degree.
2. What did you study in school/university?
I studied Project Management for Construction.
3. What certifications are associated with your career?
My degree is accredited by CIOB, this means that the organisation approves that the course reaches the highest standards and will provide an individual with the skills and knowledge for a career in the construction industry.
4. What advice do you have for someone looking to pursue this career path?
I would say faith over fear always. Believe in yourself and never take no for an answer. Anything is possible with hard work, passion and consistency.