When we were little we were all asked the infamous question of, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Back in elementary school the most popular answers were teacher, fireman, and of course a superhero. As college students we are expected to know what we actually want to be, now that we are paying for courses that will give us the knowledge to excel in the field of our choosing. Some of us still want to be a teacher like we did back in the third grade but the majority of us have moved on. Personally, I want to be a Design Psychologist and to explain myself I am going to describe my interests, experiences and my personality to allow others to understand why I picked this career path.
At the same time, pipeline safety regulations have become more complete, driven by better understanding of materials available and better techniques to operate and maintain pipelines” (“Why Do We Need Pipelines” 1). Since the 1830’s pipelines have come a long ways. Now instead of being made of iron, they are manufactured with very strong steel.
My life has been impacted immensely through my experience as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the City of Ottawa. I have had a passion for aquatics ever since I was a young child, and remained committed towards my goal of completing various courses and certifications in order to obtain the lifeguard and swimming instructor position that I hold now. I work approximately thirteen hours a week at this job, on top of the hours I commit to my two other jobs. Aside from my paid employment, I have learned to manage my time effectively in order to participate in numerous extracurricular activities, as well as to maintain strong academic performance. As a swimming instructor, I am expected to prepare weekly and long range lesson plans for the
Like many of the children growing up in a struggling socioeconomic community, I wanted to obtain a profession that would change my family dynamics, serve my community, and make my parents proud. Most children have dreams of becoming a doctor, lawyer, policemen, or firefighter. Although, they are prideful professions, I had visions of a career that rarely came up in daily conversation. If fact, it was so far from the mainstream during that time, high school guidance counselor were tasked to seek out possible candidates for the career field. I was selected as one of the prospects for a career that not many children in my neighborhood spoke of. As an 11th grader, I was invited to attend a two week seminar at the
(Describe your previous involvement with relevant coursework, clinical work, research, and indicate your future career plans as they relate to your selected Pathway.)
From the time I was five, I have studied a large range of music including piano, clarinet, viola, cello, and voice. Generations of the Seaver family have always been first chair in the orchestra or the strongest vocal in the chamber choir. From an early age, my mother pressed my three siblings and I to surround ourselves with music but I struggled to get along with every instrument she put in my hands. My clarinet always squawked and when I pressed my bow to my viola, it sounded more like it was screaming than singing.
The start of this project began in early October, and for the most part it was a relatively simple course of action to be prepared, coordinated, and reported for the majority of the school year. Its themes and priorities were simple in theory, however—volunteer, research post-graduation opportunities and ideas, and for the most part settle with a plan on how to address adulthood and future prospective careers and education. My choices led me to volunteer for the necessary twenty hours and my own curiosity has allowed for me to navigate the internet and other sources for ideas on careers, education, and even the possible jobs that I could acquire when moving from Pennsylvania after my graduation. There were many things to learn, but many things
I was working in the position of Project Manager for Austrak from July 2011 to May 2012. Austrak was selected as the supplier of prestressed concrete masts by Laing O’Rourke Australia. Laing O’Rourke (LOR) was contracted by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) South Australia to complete electrification works. The project was split into various phases by train routes (lines) namely Seaford line, Tonsley line, Belair line and Gawler line.
As a pre-teen I would wonder what type of career, I would have. When I was younger I, would always assume what I would want to be when I'm older. Some of my “dream goals” would include being a teacher, firefighter, social worker, and a mental therapist. As I was growing up I, wanted to have one specific goal, to be a banker. That goal drifted away after I decided that banking wasn’t something I wanted to do. Then over the summer of two-thousand fifteen I got an idea what I wanted to be. I finally told myself I could be successful in this specific thing.
In my Career Explorations and Opportunities (CEO) class, we have just completed a financial unit. Before this unit I didn’t understand many banking terms, I wasn't aware of the difference between savings and chequing and did not know what was available to me through banks being a student. Throughout the unit I was constantly learning new things and realized how important saving is! Savings can really be a great safety net in case of emergency. Throughout this unit I have learned a lot about savings, savings skills, savings mindset, investing, types of investments and my risk appetite. In the following paragraphs I would like to tell you on what I learned throughout this unit.
For my career exploration, I would like to start on the Meyers-Briggs personality test I got the letters ISFP which is introvert, sensing, feeling, perceiving. For the Holland personality test, my top three is social, entrepreneurial, and conventional. The information I got from the Meyers-Brigg and Holland personality test can help me find to improve and what not to do and how I can become a better person in my job and my family.