When I was younger I dreamed of going to school to become an architect. I used to spend my time doodling different designs I had of skyscrapers, my future house, and other infrastructures I envisioned. In high school, I was heavily involved with TSA (Technology Student Association), and even entered myself in the bridge building competition at the organization’s regional competition. By the time junior year of high school came around, I was beginning to visit to different colleges, and it was then that I realized that maybe being an architect wasn’t for me. Yes, I love to draw, and I still do, but I realized that I wanted to take a hands-on approach when to comes to dealing with infrastructures. I didn’t want to spend my time in the office all day, doing drawing after drawing, but more so being out in the field. Drawing isn’t the only thing I love to spend my time doing, because I also love to work with my hands; getting them dirty in order to build and model things. By the start of senior, I had sat done with one of my teachers and expressed my concern. He advised me that maybe taking the engineering route might be a better fit for me. I considered civil engineering and noticed the multiple disciplines I could peruse. Through this degree, I could still design, but also have the opportunity to work outside in the field within the construction industry if I wanted to. When the company that I worked for this summer came to my school’s job fair last year, I immediately gravitated to them when told that I would be able to split my time in the office and outside in the field. This internship gave me the opportunity to be outside and receive all the hands-on experience I would need to see what goes into constructing various projects.
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