Lisa Martin, who studied Sustainable Energy Engineering shares her advice for girls thinking about studying engineering both in school and college
Gorey Community School past pupil Lisa Martin graduated from WIT with a BEng (Hons) Sustainable Energy Engineering in 2018.
What are you doing now that the course is finished?
I now have a full time job working as a sustainability engineer and building energy rating assessor in an engineering consultancy called Building Envelope Technologies, just outside my hometown in Gorey.
What brought you down to Waterford to do the course?
Well first of all I did architecture for a year here then I wasn’t too happy with that so I switched course to Sustainable Energy Engineering.
Did you have a placement as a part of your course?
Yeah, I did six months placement in Bausch & Lomb in Waterford which was really beneficial and it was really helpful as it was close to the college.
Would you have any advice for other girls looking at this course?
In a lot of schools, girls don’t tend to do technology or subjects that would be considered manly. I would say don’t be afraid to try them in school and then if you like them don’t be afraid to do them in college.
Interviewed by Ian Bradley at Conferring 2018