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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Contact Name:
Caitriona Geraghty
Address:
Engineers Ireland
22 Clyde Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
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Maria O'Neill
Civil Engineer

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's in Greystones, and went on to UCD to complete a Civil Engineering Degree.

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Civil Engineer
Maria O'Neill
"Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions"
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Maria O'Neill