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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.

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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DCU in Top 100 Global Rankings for MBA and Business Masters

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DCU in Top 100 Global Rankings for MBA and Business Masters

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

DCU in Top 100 Global Rankings for MBA and Business Masters

DCU performs strongly in MBA and Business Masters Global Rankings

DCU Business School has performed strongly in the latest global business masters rankings, featuring in the Top 100 in the world for three of its Masters programmes - E-Commerce, Strategic Procurement and Finance.  The School’s MSc in eCommerce was ranked 14th in the world, and first in Ireland, by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking which evaluates the best business Masters and MBA programmes internationally.  

The top-100 ranked programmes at DCU were:

  • MSc E-Commerce - ranked 14th globally
  • MSc Strategic Procurement - ranked 55th globally
  • MSc Finance - ranked 68th globally

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking classifies Masters and MBA programmes which develop and graduate the best new professionals in the global labour market by evaluating employer attitudes, employment prospects on graduation and student satisfaction.  It measures the academic excellence and quality of 4,000 programmes in 30 fields of study across 1 000 academic institutions in 154 countries, with final rankings determined through a survey of 5,000 international recruiters and 800 000 students.

Dr Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School said,

“These rankings are a very welcome endorsement, by employers and graduates, of both the academic excellence of the Business School’s postgraduate programmes and the quality of student experience delivered.  Our international ranking is improving year on year and I am particularly pleased to note the continuing improvement in the rankings of the MSc in Electronic Commerce and the MSc in Emergency Management, both of which are placed first in Ireland.”

About Eduniversal

Headquartered in Paris, Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specialising in higher education.  Offering the annual ranking of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 countries ( and ranking of the best 4000 Masters and MBAs in 30 fields of study worldwide (, we provide information to students that enables them to make the right decision regarding the choice of their future studies anywhere in the world.

Source: Dublin City University Press Release Tuesday 13th January 2015

The CareersPortal Team