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post #1 of 10 Old 01-21-2013, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Life goal.

I have bean thinking of the steps of my career. What do to think?

1. Get a job as a car washer at ford.(just to get to know cars better)
2. Get a meganic apprenticeship at ford.
3. Try to get a sponsor from ford to go to a mechanic school.
4. Work at ford for a few years to get experience in the field and make a name for myself.
5. Apply for Ferrari.
6. Retire with ferrari.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Honestly, I think you should focus on getting into a good college and go for a degree you can use towards an automotive career. You love cars but I doubt you would love being a mechanic. I would aim a bit higher, either on the design aspect of a car or to join a race team. You probably think mechanically, so I would suggest a mechanical engineering degree. Try really hard to work for a race team, be it NASCAR, F1 or GT. It's easy to be an over qualified mechanic, not so easy to be an under qualified engineer or manager with a Masters degree. By the time you are ready to graduate college, the world will be even more competitive in the job market. You need to find a profession that is pretty stable and even in demand. You need to focus on job security, having a strong resume. Things happen, companies go under, your passions change, etc. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Mechanics are turning into trained monkeys, remove large part A and replace with new part. It's not that hard to become a mechanic and for the most part, it doesn't pay well either. Dealerships can be better than independent shops for mechanic pay but at the end of the day, the job isn't that impressive. You're young and have a lot of life to live still before you even graduate HS. A lot in the world can change between now and 5 years from now. The high end jobs are starting to require higher education degrees to even be considered. Why focus on getting a so-so job when you could focus on getting an outstanding job that allows you to afford a Ferrari?

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good points. What should i do to get into F1???
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 07:27 PM
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LOL, you first need to finish High School. Having dreams though is a very good motivator.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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cutter...

Well Cutter,

I'll contribute by telling you a small bit of my motivation. My Ferrari dream started when i was 11 years old. My family did not have much but i saw how hard my parents had to work. I knew that in order to get a Ferrari someday, i'd have to be in a stable profession and make enough money to afford hobbies, pay for a house, kids, wife's toys...etc etc etc. The F car has been postponed numerous times and now it's finally time to write the check to someone who will be selling me the right car.

My advice to you is to look into professions where they will almost always be in demand. With the internet nowadays, you can google to find out approximately how much a certain job will pay according to geographic location. School is extremely important and your parents should be proud that you are actually doing some research at this point in your academic career. I brought up Ivy league schools with my 14 y.o. the other day and it was in one ear and out the other. My advice to her was, "ya gotta think about these things NOW." it takes planning, hard work, sacrifice and a little bit of old fashioned luck to get close to them dreams. OH, to answer your original question, i read a lot of car magazines and reviews (Motor trend, Road and Track, Forza, and ofcourse browse the forums...).
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Thanks chenglo1.
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What's a good stepping stone to get into racing crews? Schools?
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 11:41 PM
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Please try to post in the correct section. This has nothing to do with Ferrari and belongs in the Drivers Lounge.

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Oops. Sorry!
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What's a good stepping stone to get into racing crews? Schools?
Whatever you do, do it your best and you'll achieve many things!
Schooling is one of the way that will wide open many more choices for your future. Otherwise you can choose to go straight into vocational training on the job and build from there.
Nothing is wrong with either way, as long as you do it your best...

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