”One of my best skills is networking and I wouldn’t be able to make the most of it behind a computer” (I)

”One of my best skills is networking and I wouldn’t be able to make the most of it behind a computer” (I)

First part of the third interview for the project YoungHumansOfScience where I try to interview people related to this field and understand their stories in order to close the gap between society and science.

Adam: What attracted you to the field you are in?

Money.

I was always interested in entrepreneurship and having my own business, and even with studies in science you could do this but I didn’t want to invest 5 years of my life when I could start it earlier.

During high school I studied science in order to leave many doors open and get a better grasp of maths. At first I thought about doing medicine, but the career was too long, it took too many years and the return was low. With your first year out of med school you could already know how much you would make. I wanted a little bit more risk.

I always had skills that would help me more in entrepreneurship than in research.  When I was planning whether to go into finance or other option, I decided against it because one of my best skills is networking and I wouldn’t be able to make the most of it behind a computer.

Right now if I could go back I might think about doing an engineering degree. Because they give you a better training and you develop analytical skills that could be quite useful nowadays and for my work. But at the same time I know that I am less interested in it and it might not be worth it.

Adam: I have seen that you have a really practical point of view. How did you develop it, was there anything that you would say helped you be like this?

My father was always practical and I always tried to understand what happens around me. I always tried to search for that which would give me an edge over others, that which would make me stand out. Even within people who come out with the same diploma, even within the same promotion you can find huge differences between people and their success.

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To read the second part of the interview follow this link. (II)

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