Careers & Conversations Reflection
I spoke with 6 very different people and with all different backgrounds but the most interesting person was Julie Porter. She is an Eco Medic and a Restoration Biologist. Berry Yamanouchi (he is a Musician and a Card Game Professional) inspired me because he grew up thinking he was going to be a doctor or a lawyer but he took up music and started to play the piano and was very passionate about it. And then in university the took up the card game “Bridge” and got very good at it and started teaching other people how to play. And out of all of that he still lives a happy life at home. I would consider being an Eco Medic / Restoration Biologist because I feel that science is interesting to me and after Cooking would be a second passion of mine and it might not be an Eco Medic but something in the sciences, but it was really cool to hear about the different things that she wants to do for the environment. You need mostly hard skills for this job because of all the equipment that you will need to use a lot of responsibility, team work and leadership because she had told me about how she leads a team into the wild somewhere to test the waters to see if the water is safe and healthy. I do think the Careers and Conversations morning was valuable because it opens too many different career options that I never thought that I’d be interested in.