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Deanna
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RHLC June Challenge: What career did you want as a child and what are you doing now?

We will be hosting a monthly challenge where community members who engage and contribute have the chance to win unique badges in the Red Hat Learning Community!

June challenge: Reply to this thread with the career you wanted as a child, and where you are today! It is never too late to pursue your childhood dreams. 

Good luck!

This question is part of the 100K Member Contest - don't forget to kudo the original contest post to be entered. 

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ElleMo
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Computer programmer --> Tech support Manager

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Skreech2
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I wanted to be a vetenerian and ended up just having lots of animals. I also wanted to moonlight as a Librarian so I could read a lot. I do docs now so not that far off

jgold
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Mission Specialist
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I was never focused on a specific career as a child. I wanted to create and be part of something bigger than myself (is spite of my introversion). Today, I am the Technical Portfolio Leader for Red Hat's Learning and Careers team, which affords me the opportunity to both create and be a part of a larger mission.

chandrasred
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 I wanted to be in IT and yes I am in IT and living the culture of Open Source here

 

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Stephen_Adams
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Flight Engineer
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Micro-Biologist

Linux SysAd/Engineer & Cloud Architect

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Always wanted to be a teacher when I was a child. I would have possibly dreamed about teaching in school-level, but was able to start my career as a teacher in graduate and post-graduate levels. Currently I am in a transition phase of my career by pursuing courses as an IT professional, still with a dream to get back to teaching after a break.

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AlexNisulescu
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When I was a kid I wanted to be a military pilot and fly jet fighters. The most boring job I could think of was to be a computer science engineer, but here I am years later, working as a System Engineer and enjoying it

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Beauvalon
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Mission Specialist
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As a child I wanted to be a professional footballer.  As I grew older I learned that I don't have the backing or the maybe the necessary talent/skillset, so I also wanted to become an engineer.  So here I am today, played throughout University helping pay for my degree, still playing as an adult but I achieve the second childhood dream to be an systems engineer. 

Yeah, a little success! 

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MaryAnn
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As a child I wanted to be a horse jockey, but I was too tall. Then I wanted to be a helicopter pilot with the military but married instead. Later I became many things, compiling all my talents together to become many things, and am now learning RedHat to find a job in the world of IT. My best talent is being an executive assistant to a CEO as I am fast and complete with all my skills, but I am leaning towards IT. As a returner to IT I am a little rusty and would love any help that’s possible.
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Psehgaf
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As a child I wanted to be a Air force pilot, and at 18 I started with IT doing technology issues, today I see myself in the future as CTO and looking to be the best in what I do

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