Emily: This is great question and we all should think about it and do the service to the community. After having Ph.D., MBA. and Polymer science certificate from NJ and while working work Exxon, APCI, Messer, Air Liquide companies in East coast, I started a radio program in Allentown, PA to spread the cultural value. I continued the radio program in St. Louis, MO when moved and total of 25 years of service was given to the community in this way.
When I moved to St. Louis, MO in 1991, I started the children school to instill the cultural value and the make the children ages 5 through 18 years age the best they can. To day, quite a few number of children that are in senior class, have perfect ACT or SAT and make it to the top most collages. This year for this week-end school we have 400+ children ages 5 through 18 years age in the school.
From Profession point of view, I continue developing new technologies and implementing at my clients sites. I have more than 33+ patents and continue developing them. I think depending on your interest and capabilities, one should continue giving back to the community as many are disadvantage families and these children are future of our country.
Hope this helps.