Meet the Class of 2011

Just to give some background on myself so you know where I’m coming from….

I’m 33 years old and have worked as an engineer in the construction industry here in Ireland for ten years. I studied civil engineering in UCC in Cork and graduated in 2000. That’s more than 10 years ago now and makes me feel very old.

As you may be aware, the construction industry here in Ireland has collapsed in the last two years, so I was faced with a choice; either travel outside the country to find work or else take a year off. What better way to take a year off than to do an MBA; you don’t feel as if you’re completely wasting your time and hey I might even learn a thing or two along the way.

So here I am at Smurfit Business School studying for my MBA. And, in no way whatsoever, has it been a waste of time and I’ve learnt more than a thing or two.

I’ve also been lucky enough to land myself in a very good class. There’s an excellent atmosphere and they’ve turned out to be a decent bunch.

I’ll keep you posted on our progress over the next few months, whether it’s good or bad…..
– Donal…