• Question: Has engineering taught you any (life??) lessons(apart from Learning Science, obviously!!)?

    Asked by star022car to Tom, Sanjeev, Orla, Fiona, Eimear, Cillian on 10 Mar 2020.
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      Cillian Thompson answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Yes absolutely, not just engineering but college in general will teach you a lot of life lessons! Engineering specifically will teach you how to communicate your point and work as part of a team and also develop your skills in dealing with people in general.

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      Fiona Malone answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Engineering has taught me to think outside the box in terms of problem solving. It has taught me patience and perseverance because nothing really works out the first time you do it and it has taught me the value of good communication skills. Working in engineering you are often working as part of a team or across other disciplines which means everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to project changes or design changes.

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      Eimear O'Hara answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      So much! Problem solving and thinking outside the box are some of the main things, as well as perseverance. Things rarely go right the first time so it’s been great at teaching me to keep trying until I find a solution (or at least a reason why it’s not going to work)

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      Orla McGee answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      I think I’m better at coming up with solutions when things are going wrong, not just in work but in my day to day life. I love finding a way to fix things.

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      Sanjeev Kumar answered on 10 Mar 2020: last edited 11 Mar 2020 10:55 am

      Apart from learning science, engineering taught me the following life lessons:
      * First, I evolved as a better person
      * I learned the importance of honesty in research
      * Engineering helped me in becoming a good team player
      * I learned the importance of time and friendship
      * Engineering taught me to survive while I am away from home and family
      * During engineering, I became more confident and independent
      * I learned to think critically to fix a problem
      * Etc.