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 Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aoife Mc Dermott

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Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.
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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.
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Posted on October 18, 2017

New CAO Engineering programmes

GMIT School of Engineering has just added programmes to its suite of Engineering degrees: 

Common Entry Engineering (Hons) - a one-year common entry course which gives students an entry route into four different Honours Engineering degrees - Agricultural, Biomedical, Energy, and/or Mechanical Engineering. Click here

Common Entry Engineering - a one-year common entry course which gives students an entry route into five different Engineering degrees - Agricultural, Biomedical, Energy, Manufacturing Design and/or Mechanical Engineering. Click here  

Manufacturing Engineering Design - a three year, practical degree which prepares graduates to work as manufacturing design engineers in local, national and international manufacturing and service industries. Click here.


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