• Question: If someone told you 5 years ago that you would be an engineer, what would you say??

    Asked by 693esre22 to Dominic, Maedeh, Matthew, Matt, Monica on 11 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by Erin, GummyBearRules.
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      Monica Rozeik answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I was an engineer 5 years ago, but if someone told me 5 years ago I will have passed my doctorate and working as a researcher to develop devices for the heart, I’d have probably not believed them!

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      Dominic Eggbeer answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I already was 5 years ago. If they said I’d still be an engineer in 5 years, I’d probably believe them. It’s a great profession that is hard to quit.

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      Matthew Round answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      I’d say, does that mean my Premier League football career will be over?

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      Matthew Oldfield answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      Five years ago I was already an engineer. I wouldn’t have been surprised. If you had told me that I would still be working on the same project in the same research team I would have been more surprised.

      I would have been happy though. Five years ago I knew I loved my job and wanted to keep doing it for as long as possible. Some days I get tired but it’s worth it. If you said to me that I would still be an engineer in five years from now, my answer would be the same. I would be delighted and grateful.