he path to engineering advancement is paved by non-technical tasks and one should embrace them wholeheartedly. These tasks do help in the overall professional development.
Your career is a minefield of opportunities where you can invest your energies.
Ruth Tiyembe is a Biochemistry student at the University of Botswana. She is passionate about the “out of the box” thinking that the sciences have to offer, and the breadth of career choices possible. She shares her take on sciences. How did you come to love science? Coincidentally, I always wanted to do law while in high school.
While most people dream of success, only a few achieve the level of success they want. How can you jump-start this process?
Personal branding is a description of you that comes to peoples’ minds when they hear your name, see your photo or meet you. For example, what comes to your mind when I mention soda? I bet you thought of CocaCola.
What is my job as a mathematician? The analytical and problem solving skills I developed while solving mathematical problems are useful in noticing trends and gaps in data. The formulas I learnt, then, help me to develop a model to provide a solution.
Work-life balance is a science in personal development and evolving growth. Focusing on whatever task is being performed at the moment is important. Analyze what works, refine what doesn’t and repeat. The ultimate goal is to achieve your goal and enjoy all facets of your life.
It is definitely not your job to make people believe in you, but it is your job to believe in yourself and be bold to go after what you want in this life. If you succeed, you will be an inspiration to other little girls who aspire to be just like you.
Read our candid and thought-provoking interview with Ms. Joyce Githuku, a Biochemist working with Kenchic Kenya Ltd. She takes us through her career journey from aspiration, to the heights that her career is taking her. Question: What led you to Biochemistry? Joyce: Initially, my dad and cousin told me to choose a course that I was not too difficult and easy to pass, not Biochemistry.