“[From the Master’s degree], I hoped to gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors at play in global climate change so that I could be in a position to launch myself into a position that took strides to sustain the earth.”
1. First and foremost, I understand the need to quickly edit the sentence because grammatical errors are distracting from the argument.
My edited version of the sentence is “I hoped to gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors at play in global climate change so that I could launch myself into a position that took strides to sustain the earth.”
I now understand that I would not have been fulfilling my hope in the Master’s degree if I did not find myself in a professional position that took strides to sustain the earth.
2. I see it as a value that cannot be overlooked and need to make sure that my report makes clear how my solution mitigates global climate change.
3. I need guidance in ensuring my thesis, problem and solution have sound transitions between them.
4. I am going to create a report outline that explicitly highlights the logical sequence of my argument to ensure there is a clear connection between my solution and problem.
“I can make this last course a valuable learning experience by focusing on investigating the global climate change problem in the context of the SaaS technology industry to tie my additional values with my original value.”
1. Since then, my ultimate goal changed because, after multiple rounds of interviewing, I accepted an Asset Management Analyst position at a utility-scale solar company called Cypress Creek Renewables.
2. Now, to make the last five weeks of this course a valuable learning experience, I decided to focus on investigating the global climate change problem in the context of efficient data analysis to grow my competency in the data analysis skill useful to the new professional position. Specifically, I changed my capstone project’s focus from investigating how Saas technology can be used to tackle global climate change to particularly exploring how it is a valuable tool for conducting necessary, broad integrative analyses given the large quantity of diverse global climate change data.
3. I need help understanding how what I am learning from the course discussions and my report will transfer into my new professional context.
4. I need to consider the tasks of the new job and how it relates to the research that I am gathering.
Comment by Will Mangum:
You have highlighted some important goals and aspects of your life, thanks for sharing! I have always had a hard time understanding how my academic life and my professional life can mix. Once the Master’s degree is over and we have graduated, the goal for me is to enjoy life regardless of where I am at in my career. I will involve myself in community projects and have understood that if I do not have a job reflecting environmental policy, that is ok for right now. I value knowledge and have thoroughly enjoyed learning about environmental policy. You have outlined some great points here and I think once you finish up this program, you will start to see how it relates to your career. Great job!
Comment by Griffin Brown:
Along with you and Will, I’ve definitely had issues trying to pertain to my professional future. Although this is something I still struggle with, I think in your case, you could use the effects of climate change as a reasoning behind the need to grow renewable energy. I would think that tying together the issues surrounding climate change and how solar expansion can work to offset some environmental impact would be beneficial in the short term. Either way, I think having a solid background on global warming is always of benefit when dealing with sustainability or clean energy. Because if it weren’t for the pattern of warming we are experiencing, transforming the energy sector wouldn’t be as much of a necessity.