• Question:

    Asked by Hailey on 23 Nov 2021.
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      Cyrille Thinnes answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      Hi Hailey, I have always been interested in science overall. This being said, the concrete decision to become a scientist for my job probably happened around the final stages of my PhD studies, so 26.

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      Mohammadreza Khodashenas answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      Actually I was not interested in being a scientist when I was younger! 🙂

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      Gaël Lymer answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      Bonjour 🙂
      When I was 16 years old in secondary school I realised I could combine some of my personal passions (being outdoor, observing the Earth, travelling, going at sea) if I became a scientist, specifically a geologist. So I choose to go to a science college to study Geology.

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      Justine Mathoux answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      Hi Hailey,

      I always love science but I started to think about that when I was 14. I hesitated between that and architect. I really decided during the last year of high school.

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      Pawel Rulikowski answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      Hi Hailey,

      Initially I wanted to be a chef or an archeologist when I was a child of 5, maybe up to 8. Still like cooking and history and “discovering” my historical findings.
      After that probably from age 10-12 I seriously started thinkin about becoming an electronic engineer, which I did and still I am. Making it a bit more than an engineering profession occurred to me at about 2nd year at the university when I was about 20-21. Although, I was always curious and enjoy doing some experimey, reading about technology etc from early age, so I guess this was always in me. I think we are born scientists and explores, some people due to variety reasons, co tobie to carry on, whereas others loose it.

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      Peter Milner answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      It took a while before I really knew what I wanted to do. I went through phases in school, from law to doctor, to engineering. Then stuck with engineering. Then through college I still didn’t know what I wanted to do afterwards, not until nearly the end of college! So keep your options open always!

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      Ohood Alharbi answered on 23 Nov 2021: last edited 23 Nov 2021 3:22 pm

      When I was in high school :). Where I came from we had to decide which route we want to take in high school as this will determine which courses you will be taking in high school before applying to college.

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      Md Kamruzzaman answered on 23 Nov 2021:

      I enjoyed working in the lab throughout my masters thesis study and decided to pursue a research career after that.