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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

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Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Open Day & Portfolio Clinic

When

Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Details

The Dublin School of Creative Arts in DIT Grangegorman are offering students applying through CAO in February 2018 or any 5th year or Transition Year students, the opportunity to visit the School and meet staff and students from all programmes. 
Applicants will also have the opportunity to bring their portfolio with them for a short consultation, 
see the facilities on campus and ask questions they may have in relation to the programmes. Each programme will deliver a morning and afternoon presentation in the studios.

Open Day

During the Open Day normal classes will take place in the studios allowing visitors to get a flavour of the range and variation of everyday learning activities at the Dublin School of Creative Arts (DSCA).

In addition to this, each programme will deliver a morning and an afternoon presentation in the studios. A schedule for this is outlined here. Presentations will vary with each programme, but will include some of the following activities:
- a selection of current students will show and discuss the content of successful first year entry portfolios
- recent graduates will make short presentations on their time studying at DSCA, and how they have progressed since graduation
- recent student work, typifying various stages of each programme will be displayed and projected in the studios
- on-going projects and/or professional work by members of staff will be presented

Further Information

Contact: 
School Office
01 402 4138 | creativearts@dit.ie



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