WorkInProgress 1804 Posted May 28, 2016 Author Share Posted May 28, 2016 28.5.2016As I continued reading "The one thing" I realised that I am missing a long time goal for my work. I am unsure what to do after I finished my studies. It is possible that I soon can choose between an intern ship in the industry or a research facility. And this is exact the same choice I will have after I wrote my masters thesis and will be looking for a job. In the past I was always tending to the industry because they pay a little better and offer more safety. But the main reason was that I always thought, that I am not smart enough too get a Phd. Lately I realised that I am intelligent enough, the thing I am actually lacking are good study practices. Now as it seems possible I am torn. Scientific work has some serious problems in Germany. You have to think a lot about funding and have a lot of pressure to write and publish a lot of scientific papers. On the other hand are you able to try out things and improve things and processes which could benefit thousand of people in the long run, which is absolutely awesome. I think I have to get some more infos. The husband of my sister is making his Phd. So I guess I will ask him some more detailed questions(he isn't so glad with his job at the university). Also I will try to talk with the people at the intern ship when it finally starts, to gather more information. But I guess I want an expert career in the industry anyway if I start there, so the best course in any case action is to study the theory of my subject better. I will figure out what is most important to know today and just start a daily routine to learn these things properly in the second run.I have the feeling that knowing Linux will only help me if I get into a start up or small engineering firm( it is a free OS that's why many new firms use it). I am kind of sure that it isn't so important for my professional career to learn but ,it will help me in my general understanding of computers and it is fun for me. That's why I will continue anyway but it shouldn't be priority. I try to will make a daily study plan until Monday (30.5.) and visit the library for some helpful books.It is awesome how helpful it can be, to write things down to clarify your thoughts to a specific subject. I still have a lot of insecurity but at least I know now a few things I can focus now and how to prioritise. Let's see how challenging it will be to study without having a deadline or specific goal . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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