After graduation, I started working in a small venture company which specialized in high-tech 3D sound & digital content tools. Working for this company was quite challenging because the company was small and there was only one person who could speak English. I decided to try a new field and contacted the CEO of another company who I got to know during my studies. He knows me well and kindly welcomed me to join his company. The documents for the contract and visa were being prepared when one day morning I received a text message from an old lab mate asking me if I was interested in joining a project coordinated between the Iranian government and the Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI). My old lab mates had also been working for KEPRI since he graduated so I knew a little about the organization. The same day, the CEO called me and informed me that there was an opportunity to work for a bigger and more famous company than his and it appeared they were looking for an Iranian. He added that it could be a great opportunity for me but he gave me the choice to work for him or take the new offer. Who exactly recommended me to my current colleagues at KEPRI, I still do not know. My lab-mate? The CEO? Someone else? I still do not know for sure but I’m glad they did.
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