• Question: How many years did you have to study to get to where you are now in your career?

    Asked by Roz to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 10 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Tríona O'Connell

      Tríona O'Connell answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      Well, I did my leaving cert in 2002, and have used many bits of what I studied since then in my work. There’s bits of what I studied that weren’t useful after the exam, but surprisingly, most of what I studied comes in handy (either directly in my work, or helping me to understand what it is that my colleagues do).
      I’m currently in the fourth year of a PhD. You probably don’t need to take more than ten years to get to this point, it’s possible to start a PhD directly from an undergraduate degree (so four years for a BSc and three of PhD would have you caught up with me).

    • Photo: Shikha Sharma

      Shikha Sharma answered on 12 Nov 2014:

      Hi Roz,

      I did my undergraduate degree in 2003-2006, then my post graduate degree in 2006-2008, PhD (Sept2008-Dec2012), and then i got job in Industry (Jan 2013-Aug2014) and then Sept 2014- till date I am here in Dublin as a Marie Curie Researcher 🙂
      So I studied for 9 years before getting my first job:)