Software Engineering

992 Words Oct 18th, 2013 4 Pages
GIOADA

I have many goals in mind for my life. I want to graduate university, possibly go to graduate school, and obtain a career in which I am happy and satisfied. Yes, I know this sounds very cliché as many people want to obtain this kind of life. I don’t mind obtaining a “normal” happy life as long as I am happy with it. I am familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and I want to make sure I fulfill my lower needs before I start trying to achieve my goals. I have never actually applied the GIOADA process to my decision making in the past. After reading the document that describes the GIOADA process, I will start applying this process to future decisions I make in life. Also, as I look back at some of the big decisions I made
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It is easier to get into Harvard than to become an FSO. Graduate school, especially public service graduate schools, is encouraged for those wishing to become an FSO. I would choose to become a software engineer if I wanted to have an easier time getting a job out of university and a higher starting income. It is relatively easy to become a software engineer, provided one can finish all the university work and graduate.
The most difficult step of the GIOADA process is selecting a final decision. This decision should and will be made later, however. Right now I am taking computer science and economics classes to determine which subject I enjoy and am most successful at. I can switch majors up until junior year. For this decision, the input of others is very important. By others, the important of them would be my parents. My parents will give their input on my career choices and guide me towards a choice that will benefit me the most in the future and that I will be most successful with. My parents’ opinions would definitely not fall in “groupthink.” They will not just “go with the flow” but will give their expert opinions. Once a decision has been made, action takes place. I will work hard in the classes of whatever major I choose. This will eventually give me in edge in getting a job and will prepare me for the hard work of the future. Only my actions can truly cause the action stage, and I am willing to work for the
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