I have been asked quite a bit about career choices made as teens get to the age of 16 onwards, and start thinking of their future education.
Very often they start making decisions on courses based on little input they get here and there. Perhaps from a friend or a relative, or a magazine article. Sometimes parents can’t help much, as they are in a totally different profession altogether. For example mom is a banker, father is an accountant, and the son wants to get into the field of engineering, even more specifically electronics engineering. Parents cant do much, as they are not really knowledgable about these technical fields.
I am a Mechanical Engineer, by training but I too got into my field by accident. (I also believe in the Law of Attraction now, but that is a different topic altogether I did my STPM a long time ago, and based on my results, it was mentioned by some career guide statistics that with my results, Mechanical Engineering would be the most likely course I would get. Thank god for that, as was i didn’t really want to do medicine (which my parents wanted me to do
As I was applying I realised I had a liking for some form of mechanical engineering – as I liked to take a part things, and fix and build stuff when I was growing up. And I had a liking for car engines. So I thought “Hey, Mechanical Engineering would be perfect for me” and applied for the course to a few universities, and got into USM (Their engineering campus was in Tronoh). But throughout the course content, I did not get to even touch or smell a car engine! In reality, studying life was totally different, full of Maths, Maths and more Maths, and lots of physics and lots of theory. Hadn’t I done a proper soul searching of why I went into Mechanical Engineering in the first place, undertaking this course could have been quite a disaster for me.
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Vyasa, Cad Design Centre
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