Hey guys, I will try to keep this quick. I've browsed this forum without an account for over a year now, and I've finally decided to make one. This is my first post. Enjoy.
I graduated highschool this past June in B.C. with a 4.0GPA, I spent the summer circumnavigating Vancouver Island by sailboat as a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes (I am a type 1 diabetic) and now I am trying figure out what to do with my life.
I am in a position where I need to figure out what I would like to do as a career, so I can plan my education. I know I am young and what I decide to do now will likely be far different from what I do in 10 or 15 years. However, I have some guidelines that I would like to stick to.
- I know I want a rewarding career, I want to be able to see what impact my work has had on something or someone.
- I quite obviously want a well paying career
- I want a career where I can be home every, or nearly every night.
- Long hours are okay, provided I enjoy the work and find it rewarding.
I've been thinking about careers such as a construction manager... large development firms pay well. But I've also toyed with the notion of management consultant and many other options. But is it rewarding? Is it enjoyable?
If you could do 'life' again; be in the shoes of a young, smart and driven individual, what would you do? Would you do it exactly the same?
I want to hear what you have to say, I want to hear your experiences and opinions.