How do you see yourself in 15 years?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 May, 2005, 12:00am

Libby Pei, 14

I see myself looking out into the cool waters off the Lizard Island Research Station at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. As a marine biologist studying the effects of our environment and pollution on the coral reefs of the world, I would be a hands-on scientist, diving with sharks, barracudas, turtles and dolphins to observe the marine life of coral reefs. At home, I'd have a large aquarium with creatures from the tide pools and a large pool where I would swim with dolphins. By this time, I'd probably have at least one shark bite on my leg.

Tony Ng, 17

A typical working day for me would be like this: in the morning, I would drive to the news department of a local television station and start work. I would assign different events or live reports of the day's stories to my team of responsible and professional reporters. I would wrap up my in-depth interview with a politician or government official by lunchtime, then begin producing a news programme with my co-workers. In the afternoon, I would hold a conference with station supervisors and producers to decide what the coverage of that day's main news would be. I am manically keen on the news industry and would not want to change my dream career.