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 Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer

STEPS

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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Live Q&A Information Session

On Monday 27th June 2016, DCU will host a live Q&A information session from 2pm-4pm.

DCU staff will be on hand to answer any last minute questions you may have on the courses you are interested in before the 1st July Change of Mind deadline.

Just type in your question and one of our experts will get back to you.

This is your opportunity to chat to DCU staff, in real time, from all the courses that we offer and ask any question you may have.

You can also ask more general questions on entry requirements, accommodation, student supports or whatever you feel may help in your decision making.

Registration for the Live Q & A event is necessary and can be made here closer to the time

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