Hi there! Well my current job is as a program manager for a large computer company. That means that I take a business problem, identify ways to solve it, assign team members to join and help, and lead all of us through to the end of the program, and hopefully a positive outcome. I started my college career studying to be an orthodontist. Once I got into all the science and chemistry courses, I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I then entered into the school of business to learn more about marketing and management. That is where I ended up finding a passion for leadership and recieved a degree in management. I have been able to use the degree for my last 22 years of work, and enjoy it very much.
Leslie recommends the following next steps:
- Its tough to know what you are going to love as you grow more maturely and gain more experience. I suggest you keep asking questions and write down all the jobs that interest you.
- After you have a list of at least 10 jobs, identify what is in common with all of those or the majority of them so you can start narrowing down a category for study. This exercise will help you see where you true interest lies and get you closer to ideas for areas of study. Good luck!