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 McDonagh from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
Finding what you’d like to do day to day, working in a big team, at a desk, on a site, is as important as the area you want to work in. Just because you like maths in school that doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy accounting, and likewise just because you don’t like physics that doesn’t mean you won’t make a great engineer.
What are your interests?
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
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.
Graduate Career Info Evening - Engineering12:00 AM to 12:00 AMGraduate Career Info Evening :LM116 Engineering (Common Entry) including Biomedical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Design & Manufacture Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; LM125 Physics (Common Entry) <br /><br />Contact: Ann Marie Hickey <br />Address: University of Limerick Plassy Technological Park Limerick. <br />Telephone: 061 202 094 <br />Email: <a href="mailto:AnnMarie.Hickey@ul.ie ">AnnMarie.Hickey@ul.ie <br /></a>Website: <a href="http://www.ul.ie" target="_blank">www.ul.ie</a>
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Graduate Career Info Evening - Direct Entry Engineering12:00 AM to 12:00 AMGraduate Career info Evening - Direct Entry Engineering: LM077/LM115/LM118/L063/LM082 Aeronautical Eng; Chemical & Biochemical Eng; Electronic & Computer Eng; Technology Management; Construction Management & Eng; <br /><br />Contact: Anna Marie Hickey <br />Address: University of Limerick Plassy Technological Park Limerick. <br />Telephone: 061 202 094 <br />Email: <a href="mailto:AnnMarie.Hickey@ul.ie ">AnnMarie.Hickey@ul.ie <br /></a>Website: <a href="http://www.ul.ie" target="_blank">www.ul.ie</a>
Friday, April 26, 2019
Architecture Portfolio Deadline 12:00 AM to 12:00 AMSubmission of portfolio and written statement for the Architecture course are accepted between Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and Friday 26th April 2019.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Product Design Portfolio Deadline 5:00 PM to 5:00 PMA portfolio is required for the Product Design and Technology course. <br /><br />Portfolios must be emailed as a PDF document to email@example.com before 5pm on 26th April 2019.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.ul.ie/courses/bachelor-science-product-design-and-technology" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more info.