Gary found relevant course material and work experience helped his employment prospects

Engineering

"I chose Waterford based in its reputation for being a very hands on practical college which is right on my doorstep, I’m living locally so it was an ideal choice."

Gary Drohan is a graduate of the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and a past pupil of De La Salle Waterford

What are you currently doing?  
I’m currently working as a graduate Manufacturing Engineer in Boston Scientific in Clonmel. So my typical day involves morning meetings, looking at metrics, how the business is running on a day-to-day basis and dealing with various different quality and manufacturing issues throughout the week.  

Do you think your learning experience in WIT prepared you fro your current job position?  
Yes the course material is very relevant to the industry, particularly the placement it really sheds light on what you actually study during college and an insight to industry you’ll be working in.  

Why did you choose WIT? 
I chose Waterford based in its reputation for being a very hands on practical college which is right on my doorstep, I’m living locally so it was an ideal choice.  

What stood out to you about your experience at WIT?  
My experience in WIT was definitely enhanced by the relationship we have with lecturers and the close knit community that we have with them. Any issues with your course work will be dealt with very quickly and usually on a personal basis.  

What advice can you give to someone considering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in WIT?  
I’d say don’t get to bogged down in the name of the course there is opportunities in mechanical and manufacturing engineering across all industries medical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas. You can also go into a lot of different job positions within those industries such as quality, regulatory systems, deign, process development and research in development. The most obvious being mechanical and manufacturing engineering of course. 

Interviewed by Kayleigh Ann Myles at Conferring 2018

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in  Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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