My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
English, History / Social Studies, Math
Science, I still to this day do not understand chemistry. It just does not click in my brain.
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Currently a Demo Engineer. Previously a Security Engineer doing FIPS validation a for the US govt.
Industries I've worked in
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (e.g. Law, Accounting, Interior Design, Graphic Design, R&D, PR, Advertising, etc.)
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
- Public Administration (e.g. Government, Police, Judicial, etc.)
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Somewhat. Certain principles and strategies were useful, but there wasn't necessarily a direct correlation between my course work and what I do now even though it's in the same field.
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Not since I entered college no, came in Computer Science, still a programmer.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Maintaining my happiness.
My definition of success has changed over time.
There is no dollar amount or title that can fulfill my success, which I initially believed. It's a matter of a work life balance that allows me to do the things in life that make me happy.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Realizing what in my life makes me feel fulfilled. Once I determined that, I could mould my life around it accordingly.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Working for a company for whom money was the only quantifier. It breeds bad habits and dissatisfaction.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
On the same day that I got fired from the job that was sucking the life out of me, I got a message from a friend asking if I was interested in a role at his company, which is still where I work today. Life has a way of working itself out, and your friends are your greatest resource you will ever have.
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