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whats your career choice and why

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Terry’s Answer

I studied Chemical Engineering in college because I was always interested in Chemistry. However, I did not want to pursue a pure Chemistry degree and felt that an engineering degree would be more practical and give me more options in my career. Surely enough, I ended up in the Semiconductor processing field as a Process Engineer after I graduated because of my summer internship to do research in photoresist (used for patterning semiconductor chips) chemical engineering between my junior and senior years. That actually piqued my interest in the semiconductor industry, especially when it comes to innovation in Moore's Law to keep moving forward with new ideas and technologies to drive the semiconductor industry. To me, you have to have the curiosity and passion about a job or industry so you can consider building your career in it.
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弘埕(Jefferson)’s Answer

We always want to trace the job that offer you a good learning opportunity or growth chance. However, we need to follow what both sides best and considered 3 years after if that is still right choice or the good step. So, I always choose the job that bare people want to do and it will bring me the chance to be different. Secondly I always want to join the competition inside the company like innovation award to see if I can get the attentions on my capability with the other opportunity.

This is my way to find the career path, but you can be different all the time, especially the time being that the wave will be changed time by time.

Lastly the supervisor and boss are important that lead you to make the success or normal. My reason for my career are always around the changing and good boss/supervisors.

Regards,
Jefferson

弘埕(Jefferson) recommends the following next steps:

Stay in one company or job for 3 years to demonstrate the stability
Talk with your supervisors and boss for your career plan and get their support.
Focus on your banding establishment in each company.
Be yourself and no need to follow the wave.
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Ryan’s Answer

I chose mechanical engineering because I felt it would give me a lot of options and flexibility to adjust to different career opportunities when they presented themselves. I started my career as a service engineer supporting turbochargers on diesel engines with various customers. I greatly enjoyed this role as it introduced to me to a great deal of technical learnings and helped me develop strong working relationships at many different levels. I also got to travel to customer locations and see the equipment in operation. I did enjoy the opportunities to travel as this was not something, I had been able to do before starting my career.

My current role involves me leading a warranty parts lab which involves managing a team of engineers, technicians, and documentation specialists. This role is a big change from what I was doing when I first started my career in service engineering. I have been able to do a wide range of professions such as service engineering, application engineering (direct integration work with customers), dynamometer test cell work with diesel/natural gas engines and getting the opportunity to lead and manage teams.

To conclude, I wanted to highlight that a career path in the engineering/technology field can vary greatly and provide many opportunities that might not always be apparent. My advice is to really determine what your interests are and what you enjoy doing. Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes as this is how people really learn. I will also say don’t be discouraged if you choose a career path and find that is not what you really wanted. There will always be opportunities to change that path or make adjustments that better fit what you are looking for.

Regards,
Ryan
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Haven’s Answer

When it comes to deciding on a career, choose a career that interests you, and it is fulfilling to you: because if you are going to invest a career, it should be one that makes you happy. Why choose a career that doesn't make you happy? Don't do it for the money; do it for the passion . For my career I want to get into, I want to get into physical therapy. It's a job that allows to be active, up on my feet, and not behind a desk all day. It's a job where I could advocate for fitness and help others. It's a career where I can be a detective and a teacher by diagnosing problems and teaching exercises to help patients with their problems. In essence, I chose physical therapy because of my interests of problem-solving, teaching, exercising, and helping others. While it would be easy to have chosen a career in finance, it wouldn't make me happy. I would be sitting behind a desk, allowing myself to be sedentary, and unable to interact with others in a meaningful way. That isn't a career for me worth pursing. Ultimately, my best advice to you is list what your interests are and a find a career that matches those interests. In doing so, you'll find a career that is right for you.
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Jeff’s Answer

I started coding at the age of 11 and has been fascinated by it since then.
It then became obvious to me what I would pick for my career when the time came.

Form my life experiences:
Passion - try to be open-minded and discover early if possible what you have passions about ; likely there will be multiple things so question is then how to combine some or all of them together and amplify even more. In my own experiences, I got some 'de-tours' but, at the end, I still came back to what I like, what I am good at. I also have a friend after 10+ years of coding life, finally decided to do a PhD in music.
When you are doing something you like and good at, you'll always have something you look forward to everyday. When you are really good at something, everything else come.







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Michael’s Answer

I chose marketing because I was fascinated by consumer behavior and the reason why people do things. Whether that is click on an ad, buy a piece of clothing or decide to participate in an experience. There are many different aspects of project management associated with marketing and strategy that I also enjoy. It is also a more social field with different functions, meetings and ability to see your work on a large stage like TV.
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Kay’s Answer

Great question! I found myself going deeper and deeper into Project Management after I started out in an entry level business position. Was fortunate to work for a company that acquired another company. While the merger was underway, there was a lot of projects necessary to complete the merger. And, it provided many of us the avenue to work on defining the tasks, work to be done and a timeline for delivery. From here, taking additional courses in the Business Analysis and Project Management arena, firm up future career positions from Business Analyst to System Analyst to Project Manager.

Passion - love how as a project manager you are not in a pre-defined role where you must rigidly follow certain directives and have same day to day role. Need to love a challenge, working in uncharted waters and working with others to complete work tasks. No two days are the same!
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