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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer


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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

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Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

Friday, March 11, 2016 

Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

How will you stand out from the crowd after you finish your degree?

For most students, studying abroad is a nice idea, but for students who wish to broaden their horizons, experience a new culture, develop a new language, gain a better understanding of global issues and have an adventure of a lifetime, studying a full degree in English abroad makes perfect sense!

Whilst studying abroad is seen to be an opportunity to develop career related skills, it is also the perfect occasion to experience life!

Living in a completely new environment will test your understanding of the World and how others might see it differently!

There are over 10,000 universities in the world; you aren’t confined to the ones in Ireland! Choosing the right university and course can feel daunting at first. This is where The Student World helps you. The Student World offer advice and support to students who are interested, or even just a bit curious, about studying overseas.

The Student World Study Abroad Fair takes place at the RDS Dublin, on Saturday 12th March, with over 30 universities from all over the world on hand to answer your questions about studying abroad – there’s something for everyone!

For more information, including the list of colleges and exhibitors who will be available on the day, and to register for your FREE tickets, please visit Student World here.

You can study, travel and live in another country and become a citizen of the world – it all starts with The Student World Fair! See you there!

Find out More about Studying Abroad here


The CareersPortal Team