Clarence Bermejo was Born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii when he was one. He is a proud Waipahu High School graduate. Received his Medical Technology degree from University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. Been in the medical field for roughly 10 years going; 5 years as a certified nurses’ aide and 5 years as a medical technologist. Currently Clarence is the Medical Technology Supervisor at Castle Medical Center.
-You want to know what kind of person you want to portray yourself as!
-Learn how to study! Learn how to learn!
-It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. START MAKING CONNECTIONS.
-Do not be a consumer of society, be a contributor!
I graduated in 2006 from UHM, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
During the summer of 2006, I interned at Spirent Communications, then started my long-term career as an engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNS) in the Nuclear Test Engineering Division.
The program that I was hired into had a rigorous training program where I became a fully qualified Shift Test Engineer (STE) after two years of employment. From there I worked as an STE for a little over two years, then transferred to the technical writing branch within the same division. I was assigned as lead for a first-time job at PHNS and saw it through successfully. I stayed in the technical branch for about 3 years before taking a position as Branch Head of the Administrative Branch within the Nuclear Test Engineering Division where I oversee divisional workload vs. resources, metrics, self-assessments, staffing and hiring support, and any other additional administrative duties assigned that support the execution of work required of the division.
-Take a conflict resolution course!
-Be open to flexibility: things in life; things at work. Adjust to what life throws at you
-Humility! We all start with no experience and continually build our way up. Be okay with starting small!
-What you put into college is what u get out of it. Get involved!
-You’ll find that when you get involved and try things you haven’t tried, you meet a lot of people that you wouldn’t have met otherwise.
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