How do I figure out what I want to do with my life?
I'm a freshly graduated mechanical engineer and I started work last week at a quickly growing lighting company. Work isn't as exciting as I thought it'd be. It's just 'okay' and I really can't see myself there in the long run if I'm not having fun. I'm a very social person and engineering doesn't seem to be a very social career. I'm outgoing, intelligent, non-traditional, experimental, and I like to play pranks and joke around. The office environment at work is unappealing as everyone seems restrained, like they can't act like themselves. I'm looking for a way out. I have some ideas of what I'd really like to do: rehab houses, real estate sales (just passed test), bartend (it seems so fun, like I wouldn't even call it work), technical or medical sales, pursuing an MBA, and psychotherapy. I'm money hungry, but have great morals and am willing to work very hard. I'm not sure how to go about things right now. Can you offer me any advice or share some of your experiences with me?
Asked By: Joseph H - 1/11/2008
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Answered By: David C - 1/11/2008
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Work is not really meant to be fun. That's why it's called work. If, as you say, you're money hungry then you're going to have to put up with a job you probably hate as those are the ones that make the best money... More
Answered By: sporregar - 1/11/2008
Only you can chose what you want to do. Try and do something that you are truely passionate about, look around, write letters, do some research on possible places. Don't be afraid to get in contact with people; the worst they can do is say no... More
Answered By: angelchild - 1/11/2008
First of all, being money hungry and having great morals just do not go together. ;-p J/K! Maybe... For me, I talked to people who worked in the areas that I was interested in and I also did some research (outside of talking to people) to see what those jobs entailed. If I were you, I would consider getting a mentor or... More
Answered By: Mandy - 1/11/2008
The place I work is in need of a mechanical engineer right now ... given my luck, you aren't anywhere near where I live. Anywho... More
Answered By: Kate - 1/11/2008
My only advice to you would be to keep your current job while you decide. A lot of people are in the same boat and it takes time to really know what you want to do in life. All the best to you!
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