What part of your job do you love the most?
I am an incoming freshman (Undeclared) with interests in Civil Engineering, Environmental Policy, Biostatistics, Data Science, Sociology, Public Health, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Network Administration, and Financial Analyst & Planning. I am exploring different career possibilities so I would like to get a peek into everyone's daily life. Any highlights in these careers? Is job prospect and salary important (of course happiness is my #1 priority though)
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As someone who studied sociology in undergrad, public administration in grad school, served in the Marines, and spent the last 20 years in technology management, I've had quite a diverse career journey. Each of these experiences has helped shape who I am today and contributed to my professional growth.
Reflecting on my career, the part I love the most about my job in technology management is the opportunity to bring together diverse teams and leverage their skills to solve complex problems. As a leader, I find immense satisfaction in seeing my team members grow, both professionally and personally. I also enjoy the fast-paced nature of the tech industry, which keeps me on my toes and ensures that there is never a dull moment.
Throughout my journey, I've been fortunate to gain insights into various fields, from civil engineering to financial planning. I've realized that what's most important is to find a career that aligns with your passions and values. Job prospects and salary are essential considerations, but ultimately, happiness and fulfillment should be your top priority.
Keep exploring, keep asking questions, and be curious. Let the curiosity never stop!
I am a business analyst at Airbnb. My favourite part of my job is being the liaison between our data science teams, engineering teams and the business unit. Everyone is very talented in different ways and so I get to interact with a bit of everything everyday. It is very interesting.
Your question includes very differing specialities. This this will narrow down as you go through university. I would suggest when thinking about your career to; yes, do something that makes you happy/enjoy but look for a profession that is in demand and is not likely to be phased out in the near future. Data professions are great.
The part of my job I love is being able to help our business staff. I really love being able to make our business staff job easier or be able to help them solve an issue they are having that prevents them from getting their job done. I love my job because it is all about customer service and helping others. It is a great feeling at the end of the day when you are able to make a difference and help someone else.
I work as a Cyber Security consultant, right from my college days designing, planning were areas I loved to do. I also love to explore new technologies and can get bored easily. My current role is to work on projects mostly involving new technologies, I design & implement cyber security solutions and because these engagements are typically 3-6months I keep learning new things. Thats what I love the most!
I hope you also find a job that you love. All the best!
I am a Manager at Cisco, and i enjoy the opportunity to Interact, listen and help my Team Members!
The parts of my job that I like the most are the people that I work with and the opportunities that are available to help me grow. I work with people that take an interest in my career goals and help me find ways to be successful. I also have opportunities to volunteer, further my education, and have many different career opportunities within the company.
I am a Design Thinking Instructor at Fannie Mae. Here's a definition from IDEO University (https://www.ideou.com/pages/design-thinking):
Design thinking utilizes elements from the designer's toolkit like empathy and experimentation to arrive at innovative solutions. By using design thinking, you make decisions based on what future customers really want instead of relying only on historical data or making risky bets based on instinct instead of evidence
If you're interested in sociology, product/service design, or strategy I'd highly recommend the design field. There are many different types of roles such as Designer Strategist, Design Researcher, UX Designer, etc.
As a technical consulting engineer, I like coming to office knowing that a new challenge may come up and a solution/workaround will need to be provided urgently.
This not only involves a lot of problem solving skills, but keeps you on your toes and teaches you to be humble and skills you to be able to connect the dots to solve a bigger problem even if it isn't something you were blessed with at birth.
To get an opportunity to calm the nerves of customers dealing with outages, and helping them fix urgent technical issues is an added bonus.
You've mentioned Network Administration, so you could expect the same, but less occasions of putting out fires; so more happiness.
As with any job, you tend to develop a deeper understanding of how things function at a business level.
As a technical consulting engineer, I like coming to work knowing that I am likely to encounter a new challenging technical situation to which a solution will need to be provided urgently.
One gets to use problem solving abilities and remains always on their toes , while also learning to stay humble.
To get to be able to use and develop skills to calm the nerves of customers facing urgent and often catastrophic network snags and to help them restore functionality is an added bonus.
As with any job, you also get an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the business side.