UCLan graduate Samantha Davis is a Divisional Director for AA Projects Ltd, and in charge of the Strategic Management Team, helping to provide strategic solutions and change programmes to support the business needs of the clients.
Thinking back on her chosen career path Samantha said: 'I had been interested in buildings and how they were put together from an early age and I felt that a degree in building surveying would lead me to a career which I was passionate about.'
Thinking back to her time at UCLan, Samantha said that one lasting memory would be working on a project in her final year which brought together students from a number of different courses. She said: 'This helped to give me a real understanding of what it would be like to work in a design team and it also provided me with a real appreciation of the different roles and how they all fit together in order to deliver the final output.'
'I would advise anyone thinking of a career in property to consider undertaking a building surveying degree. I have worked on projects all over the country from small scale refurbishments to multi-million pound projects. I have worked as either a member of the design team or as lead technical advisor. No two days within the property consultancy field is ever the same and provides exciting new challenges and a variety of sectors in which to work.'