Our Blog Page Page Icon  

Our Blog.

Humans writing words that span topics from support to design to content management and beyond!

 

Unfamiliar Territory

I wanted to write this blog about what it is like to make a career change into a different industry even at a young age.

 

When I was in high school the students were told that the science and technology industries were booming! If you wanted a real career, you'd better do something in the sciences! I, like many of my peers, took this information to heart and thus began my search for a career I was interested in. I always found the subject of chemistry to be interesting. A nice medium between mathematics and memorization (biology was far too much memorization, just like physics was too much math!). It never crossed my mind to focus on something in the computer industry, but unfortunately for students, most of the computer technology programs were canceled in our last year to focus on more teaching staff for the younger first year high school students. 

 

When I entered University to start my Chemistry degree it became clear how different my high school was from others in larger cities. There were so many students in the computer programming field! Courses like that weren't even offered to us! 

 

Throughout my 4 years in University I dabbled here and there in computer programming and tech classes; however, I found it to be a general struggle because it was like learning a new language as an adult. The university classes don't give you a basic understanding like I'm sure a high school class would.

 

After graduating university with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Chemistry I began searching for a job! After a few months of hard work, I landed a job at a laboratory in Kitchener. It was really exciting at first; however, as the year went on I began to realize I was doing the same monotonous thing over and over again. Eventually I left that job for a new opportunity and the cycle continued.

 

Although I still had my passion for learning and chemistry, I had become bored with what I was doing. In my spare time I played around with computers, cell phones and technology. It definitely became a passion for me. After some encouragement from my husband and family, I decided to pursue a career in technology.

 

It was tough to start out in a new industry; however, I was so ecstatic when REM gave me a chance to show my skills. It has been a great learning experience and I am so grateful for the chance I got. I look forward to learning more!

 

 

add a comment
Subscribe to this Blog Like on Facebook Tweet this! Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn

Contributors

Contributor Portrait
Brad Anderson
15
July 25, 2017
show Brad's posts
Contributor Portrait
Todd Hannigan
46
June 19, 2017
show Todd's posts
Contributor Portrait
Sean Sanderson
62
May 8, 2017
show Sean's posts
Contributor Portrait
Christine Alon
22
April 20, 2017
show Christine's posts
Contributor Portrait
Matt Stern
3
March 22, 2017
show Matt's posts
Contributor Portrait
Rob Matlow
79
March 20, 2017
show Rob's posts
Contributor Portrait
Sean McParland
16
January 23, 2017
show Sean's posts
Contributor Portrait
Shauna Ramsaroop
13
December 21, 2016
show Shauna's posts
Contributor Portrait
Ryan Covert
47
August 4, 2016
show Ryan's posts

Latest Posts

Show All Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

Everything Content Management Technology Design Holidays Off Topic Support New Features Personal Gaming New Clients SEO REM News Project Management Account Management Training
 
Home Our Work Our Team Our Services WebWiz@rd™ Support Contact Us  

OUR ADDRESS

72 St Leger Street, Unit 2

Kitchener, ON, N2H 6R4

P: 519 884 4111 | TF: 1 866 754 4111 sales@remwebsolutions.com

 

Footer bullet Client Centre Login

 

Accessibility & Compliance Privacy Policy
 
 
© Copyright 2017 REM Web Solutions. All Rights Reserved.
Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.
 
FaceBook Twitter Linked In YouTube Google Plus our blog