Self-Reflection Blog

1. What am I good at?

One area where I believe I am good at is always being ready to learn how to do better. More specifically, I seek to seize on any opportunity to enhance my techniques or skills when I see someone else using a better method. Another I thing I am good at is managing my emotions to avoid becoming overly personally invested in ideas or outcomes that might hamper my ability to effectively navigate relationships or environments.

2. What do I value?

I value having a baseline level of stability in my personal life. A large salary or generous benefits are nice, but ultimately I want to be able to ensure I do not have to spend much time being jerked around from one place or post to another. Stress to perform is fine, but I don’t want it to get in the way of a fulfilling life.

3. How did I get here?

I got to this point taking online classes at Oregon State because I wanted to learn about how data analytics could be applied in a business context. Big data is the way of the future and I have known that for a while. Being interested in business is what carried me through the early years of my college career and the convenience of online schooling is what got me to this point specifically.

4. Where am I going?

Given my current trajectory, I will end up getting an undergraduate degree next year from Oregon State and working in a business-related job. This job would likely be in the Pacific Northwest and will provide some baseline business experience for me to work off of. I believe this current trajectory works well enough with my values in so far as it will lay the foundation for a stable future.

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