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 Louise Lynch from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

Louise Lynch

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Louise Lynch
If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Posted on February 24, 2017

RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme 2017 live stream

A schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme is available below. Students, parents and teachers can watch the below sesssion live from 9am on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.30: Head injury
09.30 - 10.00: Heart surgery
10.15 - 10.45: Superbugs
10.45 - 11.15: Plastic surgery
11.15 - 12.00: Making babies
12.30 - 14.00: Real life tonsillectomy
14.00 - 15.30: Real life caesarian section with Q&A
15.30 - 16.00: Q&A with final year students

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.15: Pre-laparoscopic chat
09.15 - 09.45: Gastroenterology
09.45 - 10.15: Advanced trauma life support
10.30 - 11.00: Q&A with RCSI students
11.00 - 11.45: Anaesthesia and critical care
12.15 - 13.15: Paediatrics
13.30 - 14.15: Living with kidney failure (patient)
14.15 - 14.45: Orthopaedics
14.45 - 15.15: Radiology
15.15 - 16.15: Real life laparoscopic surgery

Thursday, 12 January 2017 schedule
9:15 - 09.45: Pathology
09.45 - 10.15: Psychiatry
10.30 - 11.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
11.30 - 12.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
13.00 - 13.30: Living with diabetes (patient)
13.30 - 14.15: Living with stroke (patient)
14.15 - 15.00: Living with epilepsy (patient)

Full details here.

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