From the preface of my thesis:
I am also grateful to [the institute] for allowing me to conduct my thesis there and for showing me how the latest advancements in technology can be used in humanitarian settings which is a direction I wish to pursue further.
To native speakers, does this sound ok (especially the bold part)? Originally, I wrote
“a direction I wish to pursue my further career in”
then I thought that sounds odd and I changed it to
“a direction I wish to pursue in my further career”
Now I think what is in the text is the best option. But I still have doubts because “further” can be used as a verb instead of “pursue” so I’m not sure if both should be included. And, since it is the preface, I’d like to make sure it sounds natural.