My desire to build and design bridges started at an early age with my first set of Lego blocks. I would sit for hours building replicas of train bridges and traffic bridges. I loved to try different designs and then test them to see if there were any flaws. At the time, it was a passion of mine, but it later became a career for me when I completed my Civil Engineering degree in college.
For the first few years that I was out in the workplace, I loved to work on design projects as a part of a team. We collaborated in teams of five to fifty on many different projects, and I really loved that I was able to visit some of the buildings and roadways that we designed in real life. Being able to actually touch the designs that we made on paper in real life made my love for my work increase.
But I wanted more.
Just like when I was a child, I wanted to be the project manager and be the person guiding the designs. I envisioned I would work like a coach and harness the strengths of everyone on my team and we would work together and build something amazing.
Something I could show my grandchildren one day.
I made the point of picking the brains of the project managers that I had worked with to see what I needed to do to advance myself to the role of project manager. They recommended that I take an online project management course to develop the skills I would need to be eligible for the position.
I enrolled immediately, and was able to save some money off of the course using the following promo code: “FV14C3″ on http://www.professionalstandardsinstitute.com/
While it will take some time to get the right certifications, I know that I am taking the steps I need to go from being an engineer to a project manager.