Since starting uni I’ve found inspiration in the oddest forms. From researching projects to report writing there is always something new that I am learning to do which in turn is opening new doors inside my mind. I look at the world through a different set of eyes and it’s wonderful.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before but I’m studying Engineering. Not exactly the kind of subject that you would expect a woman to be studying but neither is it unheard of in this day and age.
I haven’t established which field I’ll be specialising in but it’s a choice between Civil, Electrical or Mechanical. Each area sounds so appealing that I cannot possibly chose just one but I have plenty of time to mull it over whilst I complete my base Engineering classes. I’m sure one particular specialisation will stand out from the rest eventually.
I’ve been asked plenty of times why I chose Engineering and aside from the fact that I currently work in the field I mainly decided upon it because I enjoy learning it and I can imagine practising it in a qualified capacity. My own experience in the field has made the transition into uni a little easier but there are still times when I feel like I know nothing at all.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. – Chinese Proverb
A few people I know don’t believe a university education is the way to go when first approaching an Engineering career. Most believe your better off trade qualified first and then to carry on study when your done with your apprenticeship.
I don’t know if I agree. I could think of a few people who would of benefited from a university background before learning a trade but ultimately I think it’s up to the individual how they seek their experience and whether its before or after some formal study is completely up to them.
To me uni is giving me some strong foundations to build my career on. Its giving me some of the tools that I will need to be a successful Engineering person and it’s showing me how to wield them.
However I wouldn’t of known Engineering was a good career choice for me if I hadn’t experienced some of it first hand.
Have you discovered your calling? If so what is it and how did you find it?