i am an engineer, but haven't really been one.

@obe212003 (2302)
Philippines
August 24, 2011 9:24am CST
education is an important tool in life as it is prerequisite to good employment. it has been my dream to work as a pilot, but due to financial problems, i was not able to pursue that dream. i took up BSCE [i really don't know why as i have no idea way back then], graduated, and passed the professional board licensure exams, making me a certified engineer. unfortunately on the other hand, i never really had the chance to practice my profession as i had worked in different fields and at present i have a home-based job which i am enjoying. how about you? have you taken up some course or specialization that you were not able to experience doing?
6 responses
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Same here, my friend. I'm an ECE, complete with license and a presentable transcript but something did not fit. I took the course because it was the closest you can get to working with computers that had a licensure exam, but now my license is just gathering dust and cobwebs in my wallet. I have an affinity for computers and I fix them to earn some extra income. I like my life now. You really haven't worked in your field? Maybe you should give it a try sometime. I did my OJT in a semicon company for 6 months and it felt like real work so I do have an idea of what most ECEs do. After that, my career has evolved all around computers.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
my license expired several decades ago, i got the original one as a souvenir, lol! i did try working in a small scale construction, but the pressure got into me and i did not bother trying again. i am also into computers, but not so technically savvy, just probably the basics on building and repairing, but other than that, still got a lot to learn.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
Mine expired a year ago. And my mom still keeps on asking me to get a job like other regular people do. There are not so many career options where I live so if I decided to get a job, I'd have to live far away and I won't be able to watch over her. She's really old now and I'm the only single kid she has. So I'm trying to work my way in understanding the online industry. Well, at least you tried. Now there's no more regrets on not knowing what it would've been to work as a CE.
@HeartROB (434)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
Me, as a nurse. I graduated as a nurse and I am actually a nurse right now. I mean i am doing a job of a nurse. But i am thinking on doing besides being a nurse. I think we are not just stuck on doing one thing on ourlives. But we should just remember that in everything that we do we should give our heart on it, I mean we do our best on what we do. In the end, if we do good on our jobs, we are the one will benefit on it.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
good for you, at least you're able to practice what you've learned. it is also quite important that you should be enjoying what you're doing and the dedication with the kind of work you are involved in. doing good is not enough, but doing better and probably giving your best would really certainly cause gains on your part. happy myLotting!
• United Arab Emirates
24 Aug 11
When i was in highschool i really do not know what i want to take up, but my brother convinced me to take up a business course since it has many options. I was able to use my knowledge where i worked before but i have so many colleagues who took up a course that is totally different to their current work. It is very ironic but they learn to enjoy it anyway.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
same here, out of my friends interest in engineering, i just joined them and took the same course, although i am the only one [out of 7 peers] who graduated. after taking the board exams, i got a job in the casino, spent 15 years, then started home-based job which i am enjoying right now as i spent more quality time with my family.
@Harmonics (251)
• Philippines
29 Aug 11
I also took up course in engineering and also license in my field. What you related is a familiar scenario in our country. Lots of graduates from degree courses every year but no job to land on. I mean jobs that are in line or with the course from which they have specialized. When I was, I was taught that I must get a higher education in order to find a good job and be successful but then, I can say that those kind of advise are defective in as much as everything in this world is changing. No one can say that just because you are a graduate of this and that course, you will have a good employment. From my personal experience, more than just knowledge in academics is needed by employers in order to get hired. That is the problem sometimes with the educational system in our country. Many schools are focusing much on being no.1 in the board exam list of passers, no.1 in quiz be contest, etc but overlooking the fact that these achievements does not always become your "ace" when looking for a job.
• India
26 Aug 11
Well I am a recent electronics and communication engineering graduate and since my graduation in may this year I am at home and waiting for my date of joining. But i always wanted to do the avionics field and so i am planning to go for a masters in avionics after a two year experience in the corporate world... Have a nice day!
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
For me really but if you graduate your profession you are the one.