• Question: how did you know you wanted to be a scientist?

    Asked by 953newp24 to Triona, Simone, Julia, Hugh on 14 Nov 2018.
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      Julia answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      After not enjoying working in industry. As a chemist my options would be industry or coming back to do the PhD and becoming a scientist, so I chose the latter.

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      Hugh Manning answered on 15 Nov 2018: last edited 15 Nov 2018 11:44 pm

      I was in transition year when I discovered what I wanted to do in college and that I wanted to become a scientist!
      I did a week long course in Trinity college where they told us about science,physics and nanomaterials and I loved it, I got really inspired about the future and how I might be able to help discover new materials or help develop new technologies!

      I really recommend doing some work experience in transition year in the job you’re interested in! You might find out that its totally what you want to do, or it might be a slightly different experience to what you thought!