Special episode: STEPS Engineers Week 2022
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
This is another very special episode of Being Civil, as it features questions sent in by secondary school students from all across Ireland, with answers from two students and a graduate of the Civil Engineering degree at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.  This is presented as part of the Engineers Ireland STEPS Engineers Week 2022. If you are interested in Civil Engineering as a course or career, this episode will be very useful and informative. Some of the questions covered include:  How do you decide on Civil Engineering as a course? What subjects and skills from secondary s ..read more
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12. Emily Alfred
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode, we hear from Emily Alfred, who is currently working as a Senior Resident Engineer on a civil infrastructure project in the Limerick area. Emily describes a typical day in this role, and gives us a great overview of the experience she has gained in her career so far, both in Scotland and in Ireland. As always, there is great advice in this episode for secondary students as well as students currently studying on a civil engineering degree. Views expressed may not represent official policies/conduct of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and/or the past/present employers of t ..read more
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Special episode: Engineers Week 2021
Being Civil
by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
This is a very special episode of Being Civil, as it features questions sent in by secondary school students across Ireland, and answers from two Year 1 students on the Civil Engineering degree at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. This is presented as part of the Engineers Ireland "STEPS Engineers Week". If you are interested in Civil Engineering as a course or career, this episode will be very useful and informative. The questions addressed include: How did you get interested in Civil Engineering? What subjects did you study in secondary school? How can secondary school students prepar ..read more
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10. Mark Kilkelly
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode I catch up with Mark Kilkelly. Mark is currently based in Washington DC, in the United States. His current role involves designing, planning and overseeing the replacement of water mains in the district. Mark gained experience in Ireland and the UK before making the move to the US, and he gives us a full run-down of what he's learned so far. As always, there are great insights for our current students in this episode as well. This is the last full episode of Season 2, but there are some very exciting bonus episodes that are coming soon, and then Season 3 will start in the New Y ..read more
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9. Micheál Burke
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode, I chat with Micheál Burke, who is currently working as Railway Design Manager for ARUP in Bristol, UK. Note: The intention of the Being Civil podcast is to present an informative and informal chat with the guests. Topics discussed and views expressed are not intended to reflect official policies or views of either the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology or the employers of the guest. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beingcivil/message ..read more
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8. Noel O'Ceallaigh
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
The guest for this episode is Noel O'Ceallaigh.  Noel currently works as an Executive Engineer in the Galway City Council Transportation Department, and his career journey to date includes a mix of the site and design sides of civil engineering. Noel talks about the value of civil engineering as a degree that offers flexibility in career areas, his decision to return as a mature student to gain his Honours Degree, and advice and tips for our current students. Note: The intention of the Being Civil podcast is to present an informative and informal chat with the guests. Topics discussed and ..read more
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7. David McGoey
Being Civil
by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
The guest for this episode is David McGoey.  David currently works as a Construction Manager on a large infrastructure project in Auckland, New Zealand. His career journey to date includes the design side of engineering as well as the construction and management side. David talks about the importance of teamwork and the challenges of working in a seismic region. Note: The intention of the Being Civil podcast is to present an informative and informal chat with the guests. Topics discussed and views expressed are not intended to reflect official policies or views of either the Galway-Mayo I ..read more
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6. Simon McCarthy
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode, I catch up with Simon McCarthy. Simon is currently a Site Engineer with JJ Rhatigan. In this role, he is responsible for setting out, co-ordination, planning and technical support in construction projects. Prior to this role, Simon spent some time working in the UK. Even though Simon is a relatively recent graduate, he has done a lot and is happy to share his experience and insights into studying, job hunting and working as a civil engineer in this episode. Simon's profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-mccarthy-aab070b9/ Note: Guests engage in an informal chat ..read more
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5. Laura Gaffney
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by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode, I catch up with Laura Gaffney. Laura is a Senior Engineer with Tobin Consulting Engineers in Galway. In addition to sharing her civil engineering story with us, Laura give some excellent (and simple) advice to our current students and she outlines her experience of becoming a Chartered Engineer. As always, views expressed do not necessarily reflect official policies and/or views of the current or past employers of the host or the guest. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beingcivil/message ..read more
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4. Noel Mahon
Being Civil
by Wayne Gibbons
10M ago
In this episode we hear from Noel Mahon. Noel shares a lot of insights into his time as a student, offering great advice. He also talks about the importance of adding personality to the role of a Civil Engineer, and the rewards that this career has offered him so far. Note: The intention of the Being Civil podcast is to present an informative and informal chat with the guests. Topics discussed and views expressed are not intended to reflect official policies or views of either the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology or the employers of the guest. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters ..read more
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