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 Des Lalor from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Des Lalor

Wind Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Go for it – it’s a great job.

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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Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

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Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

Friday, October 23, 2015 

Free Maths Support at DCU for 2nd Level Students

DCU Maths Learning Centre is delighted to offer free weekly drop-in mathematics support sessions to secondary school students.

The sessions are starting on Monday 9th November from 6.00pm - 8.00pm for a trial period of 5 weeks, with the final session taking place on 7th December. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with or contact Colette O’Beirne in the School Liaison Office, DCU on (01) 700-8510 /

Full details are available here [pdf].

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