Question: Did u always want to be an engineer and why?
anon answered on 3 Mar 2021:
I didn’t decide to become an engineer until I was in my Leaving Cert. year. Even then, I couldn’t decide whether to do mechanical engineering or civil engineering until the last minute! I decided to become a civil engineer and I am glad that I chose this path. My career guidance teacher told me that engineering might be something I would be good at. When I was thinking about my future career when I was in secondary school, lots of ideas crossed my mind. For a while I wanted to join the army! Then I thought that I might do dentistry. There was a time when I thought about completing a degree in languages too. Since qualifying as an engineer, I went back to college a few more times. So, no matter what you decide to study after secondary school, there are always ways to continue education or change the direction of your career at any stage.