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Damien Mason, Mechanical Engineer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

The subjects which I had control of choosing and which influenced my career path were:

Secondary School: Technical Graphics, Construction Studies, Engineering, Physics. These were an excellent base for my degree course in Mechanical Engineering in University.

University: Mechanical Engineering - choose fluids stream instead of solids stream half way through my degree course. In my current career, choosing the fluids stream has not had any significant bearing on my ability to perform my job.

If I had the choice in Secondary School, I would have chosen Spanish as a language to study. This allows a lot of extra opportunities to travel globally.

If I had the opportunity to change my choices in University, I would have done a years post grad in buisness studies and accounting after my degree in mechanical engineering. I belive this would have given me a competitive advantage in aspiring to a career in management.

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Colm Lyons, Forest Technician

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

English, Irish, Maths, German, Construction Studies, Geography & Biology. Construction studies were always my favourite, I loved working with timber and still do with my uncle today. I always loved the outdoors and being in the woods. Biology was always of interest to me the way in which living things are made up.

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Luke Drea, Event Rider

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

Although school subjects don't have a huge relevance in my career I think some of the business oriented subjects (accounts etc...) can be very useful for book keeping and the business management side of things. Fitness is also very important so sports and physical ED would also be useful.

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