My mind was pretty much made up by the time I got to the end of my Advanced Level education. I wanted to take up an engineering qualification, and I had proved myself pretty good in chemistry and math since the start of secondary education. So it just had to be Chemical Engineering right??!! Imagine my surprise when the reality of the real meaning of the word engineering was presented to me.!! Getting the required number of points for the next academic level wasn't the major problem. Keeping my head straight was.
All of a sudden I could be anything. Civil engineering presented itself, architecture, actuarial science, Medicine!! I could literally apply for any course and get a reservation. And I did just that! Yeah - It wasn't chemical engineering - It was architecture I applied for and got admitted into!
It didn't take me a week to realize that I had made a mistake - I simply was more mathematical than artistic. And that correction goes down as one of the best academic decisions I ever made. Architecture is a great program - for architects! I was simply born an engineer. And the mathematical intrigue that comes with solving a couple of differential equations, that euphoria inherent in perfecting a mass and energy balance, the feeling of being able to create your own, and the prospects of a long rewarding career just to mention a few - that... that right there is why I have grown to love the profession.
Learning more and more about it has shown me that for anybody out there willing to maintain their choices open, this program is the best there is. I could write on and on about the profession, but it would all sum up to this - if you intend to be financially rewarded whilst impacting and making the world a better place - then chemical engineering is where you want to be.
Why did you choose the profession? Why are you considering it if you haven't chosen it? What was your greatest fear when you finally started doing it? Do you regret?? Do you think you made the right choice?? well join in and lets talk about our chosen line of profession.