Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer

STEPS

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Maria O'Neill

If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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DIT is a very modern institution but with a fascinating history that dates back to 1887. Now, it ranks as one of the largest and most innovative institutions of higher education in Ireland, with more than 20,000 students enrolled on full and part-time programmes, from apprenticeship to post-doctoral research.

DIT is an exciting place to be a student. We are proud of our excellent reputation in the arts and media, business and finance, engineering and the sciences, architecture and planning, social sciences and law, tourism and food. Our programmes are career focused, combining academic excellence with practice-based learning. Our aim is to ensure that our students graduate successfully, prepared to play their part in society and capable of adapting to a changing international environment.

Academic achievement is important, but the whole student experience includes every aspect of life. While DIT is a large institution, our students work together in small teams and quickly get to know one another as well as the academic and support staff. Students are encouraged to become involved in some of the many societies and sports clubs on campus, to participate fully in campus life and to be open to getting to know new people and making good friends.

We look forward to welcoming you to DIT and becoming part of our community.

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Why us?

At Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) we offer students a unique educational experience that focuses on academic excellence and practical application of knowledge. We have a range of programmes from apprenticeship to Level 10 (PhD) with smaller teaching groups and class sizes that ensure students get involved in group projects and a more focused learning experience.

What really sets DIT apart is our strong links with industry, which complement our focus on the practical application of learning. Many DIT students complete a work placement as part of their degree which not only gives them the opportunity to be well prepared for the working world upon graduation but also gives them an edge with employers when applying for jobs. DIT also has excellent relationships with educational institutions internationally, with many of our students studying overseas for a time, giving them a better understanding of other cultures, while gaining the confidence that living away from home provides.

Of course, college is not just about academic learning and DIT students are encouraged to participate fully in campus life. DIT has a diverse community of 20,000 students and every one of our vibrant campuses is located in a city-centre location, opening up a world of opportunity and fun for prospective students. DIT has more than 120 student-led societies and sports clubs with something for everyone.

Adjusting to college life can sometimes be difficult so DIT works hard to ensure first-year students know about the supports that are available to them, free of charge, from the Health Centre and counselling service to careers development and financial aid. We also run a peer mentorship programme where first-years can receive support from more senior students. For many young people, the first serious obstacles in life may present themselves when they leave the school environment and come to college. Facing and overcoming these issues will provide a learning experience just as important as their academic qualification.

This is perhaps the most exciting time to study at DIT as we prepare to move all of our of city-centre locations to a state of the art, purpose built campus at Grangegorman. In addition, we are currently working with Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) to jointly establish a Technological University (TU) for Dublin which will create an incomparable institution of higher learning for the Greater Dublin Region. 


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