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Is Money the Key to Success?
Ana Jardim
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I’ll never forget it, the assessor asked me what my dream job would be and I said “I want to be a vet, but I can’t make any money...
Since then, my views on money have changed; at that early phase of my life I thought money was the key to being successful, although what success meant was not very clear to me at the time. My family now lead full and happy lives, but there were difficulties. My grandparents were very humble people who migrated to Mozambique in the 1950s. In order for my mom to study, her family had to make lots of sacrifices.
But another reason why I chose to study economics was my fascination for problem solving, and I found it remarkable how this science could explain almost everything that goes on in the world. One of the things I became very passionate about was the European integration and the Euro – when it was launched, I literally felt I was living history. One day, right before graduating, as I was doing a research paper on the euro, I found a posting for a six month internship in the European Central Bank.
I joined the ECB right before the Euro notes and coins were introduced – I loved working there because it was very entrepreneurial, and I felt I was making history. For me the euro was the first concrete symbol of European unity that everyday people would have in their pockets. As time went by and the bank matured, I started feeling the need for a new challenge and decided to go back to school.
I now work at Genentech, the pioneer of biotechnology that makes drugs to fight cancer. It’s vital for me to have a positive impact with my work; now I know that what I do is helping someone fight a terrible disease. There is an honorable mission in this company, and given the breakthroughs our science is accomplishing, I feel I am making history here, too.
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