• Question: do you like the job your doing

    Asked by city354car to Savannah, Philippe, Lucy, Joanna, Harrison, Edoardo on 12 Jun 2019. This question was also asked by knit354bat.
    • Photo: Joanna Huang

      Joanna Huang answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      Yes, very much. Not only is the work challenging and interesting, but I also get to meet a lot of cool people, and do a lot of travelling. My job has taken me from Canada to UK to Switzerland 😀 It also is really awesome to be doing something that hasn’t been done before. That’s the definition of research – you’re the first person to be doing that particular thing.

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      Savannah Clawson answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      Yes, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it! I like my job because I get paid to learn all day every day, which I think is pretty cool. At the same time as learning, I get to add small contributions to our knowledge of how the Universe works and become an expert on what I am studying. When you do science research like a PhD and beyond, you become the top expert on that specific area of science which is awesome!

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      Harrison Prosper answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      Absolutely! I get to teach young people stuff I enjoy teaching; I get to talk to the public about stuff I enjoy talking about; I get to do research on topics I find interesting, and I get to travel the globe to meet all sorts of people (though traveling for forty hours, from Tallahassee, Florida, to some remote part of India is not exactly fun).

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      Edoardo Vescovi answered on 13 Jun 2019: last edited 13 Jun 2019 8:16 am

      I do.
      Keep in mind that a job takes many hours in an adult’s day. The more you like, the more it has a positive effect on the rest of your life. Try hard to steer your path towards where you want to get one day.

    • Photo: Philippe Gambron

      Philippe Gambron answered on 17 Jun 2019:

      Yes, it gives us a sense of fulfillment and it’s interesting.