Dr. Charles H. Mazel: Advice for the Future
My advice if you think you're interested in a career in marine science is to get as much experience as you can. At an early stage, you don't know what aspect of marine science you want to be involved in, what you're good at, what really gets you excited. Take as many opportunities as you can to get experiences, either by going to films, or by volunteering to work with people. Through these experiences, you can try to hone in to what you like, what you're good at, and you also start to get ideas about what needs to be done next. It pays to have brains, but hard work can triumph over brains any day, any time. It pays to dedicate yourself to what you're doing, and the key to that is to do something you like. To do something you like is to wake up at three in the morning and feel like you want to go to work.