Joe Williams says that completing a masters means his on-the-job techniques has been advanced and has improved his status as a chemist at MSD
Are you currently working?
I’m currently working for MSD in Ballydine which is a small place just outside Clonmel and my role is an Analytical Chemist. It entails taking new drugs that are coming in and working on the analytical methods on making them ready for the quality lab.
Has what you’ve learned in your masters enhanced your work skills in MSD?
Yes of course, a lot of the subjects I covered and a lot of the topics that were covered by the course co-ordinators were very relevant to what I do. The degree I completed was years ago so after completing the masters I know that a lot of my techniques and instrumentation has been updated and advanced.
Why did you choose WIT?
Quite a few people in my work place had gone to WIT to complete their masters and found that it was the course best correlated to application of education in the workplace. Doing a masters is also important for the job I am currently in and it brings my status as a chemist up and after becoming familiar with the standard of WIT I had my mind made up.
What stands out for you about your experience at WIT?
I suppose the relevance of the topics covered in the courses and the helpfulness of the lecturers as well was just incredible. Overall I had a great experience and I just felt it really enhanced my skills in the workplace which was the outcome I was hoping for. The past two years did take its time and the workload was very tough but it was completely worth it and that effort does pay off.
Interviewed by Kayleigh-Ann Myles at Conferring 2018