Is STEM for everyone? Definitely not! I talk about what sort of a person I believe it would take to have a happy and fulfilling career in the STEM field, drawing on my wide and varied experiences when I went undercover and took on careers outside of STEM.
After graduating as an Engineer, I took a detour out of the STEM environment to chase the opportunities that life threw my way, from running my own business, becoming a pesky door to door salesman, a telemarketer, a stock market analyst, financial advisor, author, and outdoor adventure instructor. I finally came full circle back to a career in the sciences. I explain my motivation and passion for taking on these seemingly disconnected careers, and draw a thread that links them all together, and explain how they ultimately brought me back to a career in Physics… Shhh… don’t tell them I’m an Engineer!