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Community Connection

Who I interviewed: Allan Chan (Uncle)

For this assignment I interviewed my uncle Allan Chan that works for a company that makes microchips and lots of other electronics.

I want to become an electrical engineer when I’m older because I want to do something with technology and I am really interested in tech. In my house I am the tech person and I help everyone in my house when there is technology problems.

I chose to interview Allan because I want to become an electrical engineer when I am older. Since he is a electrical engineer he is the perfect person to interview for this little project.

It connects to my passions and interests because he is teaching me what I need to know to be able to get the job easier when I’m older. He also taught me some good tips so I know where I should get my job. He said this area is a good place for a job as an electrical engineer.


1. Why are you passionate about your job? 

Because it’s challenging and it reflects what your learned in the past years. Exercises your problem solving skills. Gets you to think how the technology fits into a bigger system. 


2. What obstacles have you faced to get you where you are today? 

Getting into a position where people trust you to give the more interesting and hard work. You have to earn it by working hard and producing good results. Having to communicate with another office in a different country.

3. What advice would you pass on to someone interested in what you are doing? 

Work hard, pay attention to the current work field, understand what you a


re doing. (Not memorizing) Do as much stuff outside of school to improve your knowledge and familiarity with your work field. Just get a lot of information to know if you want this job. 

4. Would you be open to further contact from Riverside students and if so, how can someone contact you? 

No. Not at this current time 

5. (Own question) Is this area a good place for your career? Why? 

Yes, because Vancouver area has enough large high tech companies and these companies are working on some of the latest technologies. 

6. (Own question) Is there anything when I am younger I should learn to help give me a head start in terms of knowledge when I’m older? 

Yes, math and science is very important. Try programming as early as you can. Just stay in close touch in technology trends. Start a technology project on your own to understand how the process is.