我的职业规划（My Career Plan）
I am a recent graduate in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering from Adama Science and Technology University with distinction. In addition to my Mechanical Engineering degree, I am currently in my last year of pursuing my Economics degree at St. Mary University, which is an advantage to developing my career.
After graduation, I planned to find a safe job to help me make some money and meet new people. As my country Ethiopia has a high unemployment rate, I was anxious about finding the job that I was looking for. Surprisingly, I landed my first job within a month of my graduation.
My first two jobs were opportunities to teach me how the work environment is so much different from the student environment. The main thing that I learned is that life is a routine. We get to choose between a routine with a goal and a routine without. As humans, we always find ourselves doing more of the same thing in our everyday life. Most people want to stay in the same routine. They want to stay in their comfort zone forever. However, I was never that person. I still am not. I am an open-minded young woman who has an insatiable interest in a variety of learning experiences. I am always looking forward to a change that gives me the space to learn new things through challenging myself.
I was not happy with my first two jobs. Because they were not the work environment, I was looking for. My wish was to work in an environment where I was able to set and accomplish challenging objectives. I wanted to be in a position where I encourage others to perform at the most elevated level they can and provide quality service to make sure that my client is satisfied.
Every day I was searching for a job, that fulfilled the previously stated requirements until I joined Sinohydro. Sinohydro Corporation Limited is an international company that works on various sites all over the world that are related to substation and transmission lines for Electrical power projects.
Joining Sinohydro allowed me to push myself to my limits and learn from the small task up to the important task in a very short time. I was able to test my capability in handling important project tasks and finish them successfully. I was able to develop my communication and task management skills very well.
I also understood what my weakness is. It is procrastination. I am intensively working on it by scheduling my activities and preparing a daily plan.
Sinohydro allowed me to develop my understanding of project management regards to finance and technical issues. I am still a student at Sinohydro. I am learning new things every day. That makes me happy. Because it gives me the drive to wake up every morning and realize that I have something to learn today. I am sure that I will use the knowledge I acquired from Sinohydro to play my role to help my country in the industrial sector.
We as youth need to understand that we need to use our time wisely. We won’t find the time, energy, and spirit once it passed. If we want to live a successful life we must work hard while we are young. We must challenge ourselves every day to learn new things and be creative. We are expected to be problem-solvers for ourselves, our society, and our nation.
Currently, I am pursuing my master's in Business Administration at Addis Ababa University. I am learning this course because I want to understand business management to combine it with my engineering knowledge and implement it in the industrial sector. My future goal is to play a significant role as a manager in the engineering sector which will allow me to encourage other fellow young women like me.
I am happy with my job and looking forward to becoming a better version of myself.