A creative profession
I am pursuing engineering but I always dreamt of being in a creative field. Can you please suggest me how can I do justice to my dream and my...
I am pursuing engineering but I always dreamt of being in a creative field. Can you please suggest me how can I do justice to my dream and my profession? It has been noted that creative people always have an inner need to enunciate their creativity, because creative energy can never be locked and has to be channelised and the idea in the head has to be born. They express themselves through creative projects, and engineering is one such creative field. The common elements of creativity are originality and imagination and this is what is basically utilised by engineers to invent, design, and build things that matter. An engineer, by dreaming up creative and practical solutions has made possible new technologies which has changed the world from time to time. Every field of engineering needs creative people, every company hires engineers who are creative so that they can create solutions to real life problems, whether it is creating a life saving device, or a check on pollution to preserve environment or originating low cost building materials to combat global poverty or evaluating the efficacy of a new drug. If you are a creative person, you should be a perfectionist, have a strong attention to details, have infinite approaches to do one thing, like problem solving and hate doing monotonous tasks. These traits are exactly what an engineer takes pleasure in. Therefore, don't worry; you are already in a creative field, and to do justice to your profession you need to focus on your strengths and qualities needed to be creative in engineering. They mainly are, competency in mathematics, visualisation (how to proceed, avoid mistakes and also finding alternative solutions), imagination, evaluating the areas in which you can be creative and finally follow your interests, optimise your thoughts and actions and get obsessed with your new ideas. All the best!