Welcoming our latest Brand Ambassador Zifceac Iaroslav from Bihar, Romania:
Where did you study? University of Oradea, Romania
What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? The usual path In order for a person to become a surveyor imply to have a bachelor’s degree of 4 years in the surveying field. After that to achieve the license level (base level) you have to do 1 year of apprenticeship.
How did you get into surveying? In my last year of high school, I found out about this domain of study. It wasn’t something that I wanted from being a child. I just found out that this profession is a mix of office and field work so I thought that this is definitely for me.
How long have you been in the industry? Almost 9 years so long.
Are you part of any associations or organizations you would like us to mention? Yes. I am part of the Romanian Surveyors Union.
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? Because I think this profession needs more attention. The kids have to know about other professions too not just about being a lawyer, doctor, etc.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Because everything we do is related to geospatial. Everyone should be exposed at some level to what means to be a surveyor or a geospatial specialist. Rising awareness about our profession we can protect it during these uncertain times when everything is changing and transforming.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Because the first time when I heard about this program was some weeks before and I didn’t have too much time to explore all the ways to do that. First of all, I am thinking that it would be great to have the GkiS magazine translated into Romanian language and try to popularize it across our community in Romania.
What are your hobbies? I like to do outdoor activities such as running, hiking, riding my bike, or just walking. But at the same time, I like to read, listen to geospatial podcasts and listen to music.
What resource would you like to see next from GKiS? It would be great to have some cartoons. Maybe can be a great success. How right now we have the “Paw Patrol” that fixes and save the planet, we may have a “Geo Squad” that is taking part in different projects around the world and doing good for society. This cartoon will present all the geo technology that is around as. An episode of the cartoons can be, after the humans arrived on Mars they find some really tough situation so they asked the Geo Squad to help them, so the team is coming and solve the situation.
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? I think that is our responsibility to take care of this profession’s future by exposing the kids to it.