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Why I want to be an Engineers

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I always knew that I wanted to work as an engineer; but I also knew my traditional family would not be so pleased. Born in a family with full of successful business man and women, I was often discourage to do anything except business. To my father, an engineer is too common, too normal and too little money. I see things differently. And yet, his approval means a lot to me and his opinion has certainly influenced the direction of my career. But I have finally come to understand that I must pursue my own path. After many deliberations, I am confident that civil engineering is, without a doubt, the right career for me. ...read more.


In every project that I did such as the toothpicks bridge project to the egg drop project, he was there to guide me through, and kept me going. With that, I was able win the top prize of my class for my toothpicks bridge project. From this little success, I gained more confidence to continue my dream job as an engineer. Engineering allows me to combine my best abilities and interest such as physics and math. It's perfect to further strengthen my two main academic fields that interest me. I particularly enjoy identifying and solving problems with my best abilities. Problem solving challenges me to be patience and find the solution. ...read more.


Besides, civil engineering is in great demand due to the rise in population. Although money is one of the main factors, it's great that civil engineering makes a good amount of money for a "decent" life. Living in luxurious houses and shopping at Beverly Hills is way beyond my reach, I will not do anything that I don't enjoy to live that life. My father is a person who always strives for money, with his busy business, although successful, he's not truly enjoying it. Everyone takes "happiness" in their own definition and my happiness is to be an engineer and contribute my knowledge and abilities for the benefits of all. Challenging myself, contributing to the community, and living the life that I want to live comes along with civil engineering. ...read more.

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