Over the summer when I had to sit down with myself and figure out what I want to study in college I went through a list of the general areas of study. I thought about classes that I really enjoyed and can see myself continuing to pursue it. One of my answers was chemistry. Last year I took an advance chemistry course and the last bit of the class was spent doing an independent project. I loved it. I made ferrofluid. I felt I could stay in that lab for hours without complaint. I also felt that I could sit there and figure out how to make my product a lot better.
For my senior project I really want to do something that’s chemistry related. I feel any area would be fascinating to be in. Although I do have an idea of what I want to do, I have no idea where to look and who to contact besides my faculty. I honestly don’t care too much about what field or area.
A perfect day would go along the lines of:
waking up at 1 waking up early-ish, going to a lab and doing lab work. Sounds pretty boring but I think the most exciting part is doing the actually labs and watching cool stuff happen.
I think this senior project will be used as a way to learn about what I could possibly do with a chemistry career. I do want to major in chemistry but the problem I currently have is what can I do with it? Realistically it will be a time to gain some work experience and gain lab skills. Different skills will be gained depending on what type of internship it will be. I think the people I meet will be very helpful in figuring how the workforce works… I’ve never had a job before, so it’s a completely new topic to me. I’m guessing it’s not like high school.