Personal Statement For Civil Engineering

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If you had asked me a year ago what I was going to do with my life, I would have had no idea. This thought scared me because I was a junior in high school, and I did not know where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. I had dreams of being an astronomer or an architect, but I could always find a reason against these careers. I remember thinking, ‘I just want to make an impact.’ I wanted to live a purposeful life, one filled with adventure and challenges. One where, there was always work to be done, and something to accomplish. Then though some divine intervention, I discovered Civil Engineering. Through personal experience and learning about the occupation, I have decided that as a Civil Engineer I can accomplish my own personal goals while also benefiting others. I first came across the occupation of Civil Engineering during my Dual-Enrollment English class. My professor had assigned us a career aptitude test; the first occupation that was listed was Civil engineering. At this point, I had only heard of the career. I decided to research the occupation, and after reading through a few websites I realized why I would do well in this career. I am very analytical, and I thrive on problem solving which are important qualities any engineer must have. Even though I fit the personality type, I was not sure if it was the career for me. As a result, I continued researching the career and looking into similar fields, particularly architecture and design. A few months later, I
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