• Question: Is engineering an isolating career?

    Asked by Maddie to Agata, Chris, John, Kirstin, Michael on 20 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirstin Rouse

      Kirstin Rouse answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      Not at all. Teamwork is key in engineering. A fair chunk of my days are spent talking through problems with the rest of my team although depending on what I’m working on, sometimes I’ll spend the day in the lab which I suppose can be isolating if no-one else is down there.

    • Photo: Agata Suwala

      Agata Suwala answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      No, there is a low of team work involved.

    • Photo: John Allport

      John Allport answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      No, if anything it allows you to meet and work with lots of people. I’m sure I wouldn’t have friends all around the world if I hadn’t met them whilst working in different countries.

    • Photo: Chris Hackett

      Chris Hackett answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      I am surrounded by people from all over the world, and we are all working together for a single goal. I interact with more people that I would have if I didn’t have this job.