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 Shane Callanan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Shane Callanan

Electronic Engineer

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Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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UCD Science, Computer Science and BAFS Open Evening

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Details

The UCD Science Open Evening will take place from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.

The evening will cover degrees in DN200 Science, DN230 Actuarial & Financial Studies and DN201 Computer Science. It will comprise a series of talks from graduates and current students, a chance to meet lecturers and a talk on the UCD Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies degrees.

We will hold two a separate talk for all parents, guardians and teachers during the Open Evening which will include a Q&A session with the Dean of Science Professor Joe Carthy.

More Info:
https://www.myucd.ie/visiting-ucd/events/ucd-science-computer-science-bafs-open-evening/


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