Sunday, September 6, 2009

Career Path

I'm all relieved that MD's qualifying exam is now done! I hope I did enough to earn myself a satisfying overall grade.

There's only about 2 more months to A Level. Perhaps this is probably the most toughest period yet in our form 6 life, if not our life as a whole. The decision we are gonna make will influence our future totally. So what are we gonna do in the future?

Seeing Brunei, I don't think there's a lot of jobs that you may pursue. For example, jobs like archaeologist, astronomer, politician, artist, musician, psychologist, forensic doctors, actuarial science-based jobs, either do not exist here, or at the very least, won't do well. Of course, if you plan to work abroad, then that wouldn't be the case.


The image is uploaded solely to make Desmond go crazy with the word "success" :p (Refer to previous post)

On the contrary, it is a privilege for Bruneians to have so many scholarship opportunities. There's the impossible Yayasan scholarship and MinDEF scholarship (I heard AAA is a must), the moderate BSP scholarship, to the regular MoE scholarship.




As for me, I'm all out for...BSP scholarship!

My reasons for choosing BSP:
i) One of Brunei's highest income earners (Only second to MinDEF I think)
ii) Exposure to the outside world (therefore rejecting the idea of going to UBD)
iii) Field jobs are more to my liking
iv) Jobs are guaranteed (0% chance of being jobless once graduated)

Do correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I heard, BSP scholarship grants many benefits. Not only that you may choose your preferred University destination, you are also entitled to allowances (Up to 1000 pounds in the UK!). They will also sponsor air tickets to return home each year, and will immediately give you an attachment to work for a few weeks to gain experience (while also earning real salaries too :p). Those are what I heard from people only
la. Hopefully it's real.

In short, it's all about earning good money xP




If I really do get BSP scholarship, then I will most probably choose Electrical and Electronical Engineer as my career. I've checked out wikipedia in order to study more about this job. These are some of what wikipedia has to say about this job:

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i)
From the Global Positioning System to electric power generation, electrical engineers have contributed to the development of a wide range of technologies.
ii) For example, they may work on the design of telecommunication systems, the operation of electric power stations, the lighting and wiring of buildings, the design of household appliances or the electrical control of industrial machinery.
iii) Today most engineering work involves the use of computers and it is commonplace to use computer-aided design programs when designing electrical systems.
iv) For many engineers, technical work accounts for only a fraction of the work they do. A lot of time may also be spent on tasks such as discussing proposals with clients, preparing budgets and determining project schedules.
v) During their working life, electrical engineers may find themselves supervising a wide range of individuals including scientists, electricians, computer programmers and other engineers.


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To summarise above, my first impression of Electric and Electronical Engineers will be of it's seeming superiority. See how it even overpower scientists :p




Assuming I fail to get BSP scholarship (touchwood!!), my second option is to pursue physiotherapist as my career. More specifically orthopaedic physiotherapist. It involves diagnosing, managing, treating, and rehabitilize post-surgery patients. Meaning, if one patient just had a knee sugery, orthopaedic physiotherapist will guide the patient back to walking ability. I thought this job is rather simple, I hope!

All in all, the way I choose my career path is heavily based on physics, maths, and money.



So what will it be for you guys?

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