I chose the occupation of project managing because a) I recognize many of the skills in myself that you need to be a good project manager, b) if I pursue this career, the skills are able to be applied to other jobs so it's flexible in that aspect, and c) I enjoy the job of being a leader behind the scenes.
On point a, the skills that you need to be a project manager generally fall under soft skills, like communication, attention to detail, organization, team work, flexibility, time management, and problem solving. I have many of these skills because I take pride in every project I am a part of; I always want to do my best so that determination drives me to get what I need to do done to the best of my ability. Project managing on the business side (like Scentsy) often deals with projects that are year-long and must be done by a certain due date, so high school has definitely prepared me for that. The other skills are also what I already do in high school and in my own projects at home like service projects, films, and events. The hard skills in project managing depend on what industry you go into, so I could always learn what I need to that way. Also on this point, one of my RAISEC codes is enterprising, which deals with carrying out projects and making decisions, two skills I am capable of and enjoy doing.
On point b, project management is a position that is guaranteed to be in every job, whether it is titled that or not. The skills I mentioned above are ones that can be applied to any position so I think it is a wise decision to study more on the career of project management because you can apply those to anything. Along with project managing, called operations management at U of I, I can also study business management because it will provide the same education and experience for project managing and also give me more knowledge on the subject of business.
And finally on point c, I tend to take on leadership positions in almost everything I do. However, I don't like the spotlight that much. Yes, my one of my work values is recognition, but that doesn't mean I like to present in front of people and put myself out there on a wide scale, although that doesn't mean I can't; my want for recognition definitely helps me do my best so if I am recognized, it is for something good. Another one of my values is achievement so that also helps me work through the discomfort. On the same note, there is some recognition in business project managing; you have your own team and when projects are completed, you get the satisfaction of achieving that project and get recognition for it. So being behind the scenes but stills having a leadership position is what is enjoyable for me.