"What is your dream job?"
“With great power comes great responsibility”, said Uncle Ben to the young Peter Parker, he who eventually became one of the most encouraging Marvel’s superhero in my opinion: The Amazing Spider-Man. Actually, I have to confess that Peter and I have a lot in common; for instance, the love for sciences such as chemistry and applied biology. Moreover, since my childhood, when I did not know what science was really meant to be, I used to pretend I was a great inventor/scientist. Eventually, I grew up and faced myself in front of a huge decision. I had to choose what was supposed to be my profession until the last of my days. As one could imagine, that was definitely not an easy decision to make.
At that time, I was unsure about which major should I embrace of these three: psychology, medicine (psychiatry), and pharmacy. What I was sure about was that I wanted a major/profession that allowed me to interfere and to enhance the treatment of a significant disease. Basically, I wanted to help people and to be involved in a health sciences atmosphere.
After considering the pros and cons of each pathway elected by me, I concluded that I wanted to make a contribution into people’s lives from a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preferably, I did not want to have direct contact with patients. Moreover, I have a strong passion for chemistry, as mentioned briefly before. Suddenly, I had all the pieces of the puzzle, and when I put them together, there was no doubt that pharmacy was the right choice for me.
Therefore, after further reflection about my right professional path, I recognized I had to work for a pharmaceutical company. I wanted to be involved in the development of new and revolutionary medicines that would eventually cure people. This is why I study pharmacy and this is also why my dream job is to be a senior scientist in a far-reaching pharmaceutical company. I know it is not as amazing as web swinging between NYC’s skyscrapers, but it is indirectly saving people’s lives.
Detroit, March 9th, 2015.