The Interview Series: Okosun Anthony


What do you currently do as a job?
Technical Sales Lead {however my true scope of work covers everything from accounting to procurement, admin, logistics etc.}
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Scientist with my white lab coat, mixing chemicals in beakers and conical flasks. {Dexter inspired}. Subsequently I became obsessed with Petroleum Engineering and its exploration.
Did primary school and secondary school shape your ideas about your dream job?
Not so much. Books from my father library shaped my idea about a dream job, it is still surprising why lawyer dad had petroleum books.
At what point in time did you change your mind about that dream job?
Last year in Secondary School. Had a talk with my dad and he pointing out the over specialization of a first degree in Petroleum engineering, so I decided on chemical engineering and I walked into a new world. {Dexter meets real life=chemical engineering}
Why did you study what you studied in university? If you have a do over will you study the same course?
Chemical Engineering offered my multiple doors to various industries without being out rightly specialized. I would study it again. I would like to skip the first 2 years.
How did the ‘’reality of adulthood’’ affect your dreams?
All isn’t as it seems in books and the mind of a child, my dreams have evolved with experiences and with the wisdom of adulthood.
Are you fulfilled with your life? If “Yes”, how? If “No” why?
Yes and No. It is a journey and I am where I need to be per time. But I don’t wish to be stuck in one stage of the journey so I press on wards to the next stage of the process daily.
What are your hobbies? And does your current line of work give you time for them?
Drawing, programming, baking and cooking. No my current line of work doesn’t give me much time to fully explore them.
Do you have any regrets? If “Yes”, what are they?
Yes I do. Not taking my first 2 years of university seriously.
Will you look back in the next ten years and be happy with how your decisions today have shaped your future?
Yes I expect so. Because I make the decisions of today with midterm and long term goals in mind.
Do you have any fears for the future? If “Yes”, what are they?
Stuck in a great rewarding job that robs me of family time.