Conor Scully from Tralee, Co Kerry says that on the BSc in Forestry you will learn everything you will need for your future job in the forestry sector
What have you been up to since you finished your exams?
I work as a propagation supervisor with a forestry company so basically, I’m in charge of propagating plants at a large scale in poly tunnels and then we sell them on or plant them to ourselves and then I manage the science for planting and maintenance of them.
Why did you choose Forestry in WIT?
It was the best course to choose at the time for forestry in Ireland, there are other courses however the Waterford course offers a more practical side of things which is extremely important and that appealed to me more.
What stood out to you about your experience at WIT?
Well in regards to the course itself it’s a small course number so you get to know everyone in the course very well. You also make very good friends with everyone throughout the years as forestry contains a lot of field trips. I would say the bond I have created with my classmates is a big highlight of my experience in WIT.
What advice would you give to someone considering the BSc in Forestry?
It’s a large work load so you must be able to commit and put in the hours, give it your all to get the best end result. Other than that, the lecturers are of great help to each individual in the course and throughout the years you will learn everything you will need for your future job in the forestry job sector.
Interviewed by Kayleigh-Ann Myles at Conferring 2018