Essay on My Career Aspirations And The Major

763 Words Sep 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Write a 1-2 page paper describing your career aspirations and the major(s) you are considering (including how your engineering degree will help you reach your goals). Also, comment on strengths you possess/past experiences you have had that will help you toward achieving these educational and career goals. Please also include comment on the role mentors have played in your life and how you define mentoring.
In the winter of 2009, I was introduced to engineering for the first time. Two female chemical engineering students from MIT came to speak to us girls about what chemical engineering is and why women should pursue the STEM field. At that time, I was already interested in becoming a chemist when I grew up, so the shift between chemistry and chemical engineering wasn’t much of a change when I changed my career plans that day. I planned on designing new types of nail polish, having a high salary, and eventually becoming a chemical engineering professor. However, since then, my aspirations as a chemical engineer have changed. In the spring of 2012, my great-grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. Her death was the first death that truly affected me because I witnessed her slowly disappearing from me and my family. From then on, I decided that other families shouldn’t experience what I experienced with my great-grandmother. I decided that instead of innovating nail polish for the majority of my life, that I would go into pharmaceutical research of Alzheimer’s for…

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