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Choosing a Career as an Engineer

            I could never picture myself sitting in a cubicle, staring at a computer screen, counting the seconds until I could go home. Ever since I can remember, I have always worked and learned better with a hands-on activity rather than a simple worksheet or reading assignment. It just seems so natural for me to create and build. Nothing can beat the feeling of watching your creation that you've put hours of sweat and tears in work successfully. And for that reason, I chose engineering to be my path.
             As a child I always felt the urge to take something apart. I need to see what's inside and what makes it work. When I see a machine or a cool electronic I don't just notice the function of the device but instead, the parts working together to get its job done. I needed a career that was stable and would bring in a consistent income and I feel engineering would not only generate a good salary but also suit my interests and passions perfectly. Technology is currently at an all-time high and I do not see it slowing down anytime soon. There's always a need for something newer, something lighter, something faster, and something more efficient. To be behind the blue prints or in the lab creating, it produces a sense of accomplishment when you see your product skyrocket in the market. .
             I don't have the greatest amount of experience in the field yet besides a few high school robotics classes and a small apprentice program with Siemens Engineering but what I do have is real life values and skills that play heavily within the workplace of an engineer. During my high school career I participated and strived in four years of our Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). The reasons I believe this program supports the engineering field, and many others, is because it develops a great sense of leadership and managerial skills. When you become a commander in JROTC you are given responsibilities and orders from a Superior officer.

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