Personal Narrative : My Future Career

1131 WordsNov 3, 20165 Pages
My Future Career I have been trained to become a chemist since the first year of my high school. This is a challenging career, requiring analytical thinking, attention to details, and adaptability. It is also a well-paying and promising career. However, chemistry is not what I have always dreamt of doing the rest of my life. As someone who is concerned about the development of sub-Saharan Africa, I came to a conclusion that what this region needs is not only scientists but also people who know and understand leadership and international affairs. In this paper, I compare my strengths and abilities to the qualities that one should have in order to excel as a chemist and a diplomat. I grew up in a military family. My father was an air force officer who trained others in piloting helicopters. As a young boy, I found this to be very fascinating and I thought I was going to follow in his footsteps. Sadly, he died in a helicopter crash in 1998. He was a very important person in my life that I considered as a mentor. Consequently, I gradually started losing interest in serving in the army. It was a major setback. At the time of high school, many students were encouraged to study science and technology. The education officials argued that it was what the country needed in order to break out of poverty and a stagnant economy. Besides that, this field of science and technology had incentives that other academic fields did not have. Here, I can mention scholarships to study abroad
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