Speaker: Connor Maguire, Intern, Daniel O'Connell's Sons
What is your name and what do you do for work?
Connor Maguire: Hi my name is Connor Maguire, I was interim this past summer working as a field engineer.
How did you get into your current role? Consider schooling, training, and experience
Connor Maguire: I was able to get into this role, I believe, because I studied carpentry at a technical high school and then I was able to spend two years in the real world working construction field, and now I'm currently studying construction management at Roger Williams University.
What is the most rewarding aspect of the job?
Connor Maguire: The most rewarding aspect of the job is being able to hand back someone's dream project to them and then be able to say that you had a part in making it happen.
What is the biggest challenge for someone in your line of work?
Connor Maguire: The biggest challenge for me was being the youngest on site and working with people much older than me and much more experienced than me, and then finding a way to make them respect me.
What is your advice for students thinking about entering this field?
Connor Maguire: My advice is to go out and get. Experience is the best knowledge you can get, and when you're out there, make sure you ask questions if you don't know something or want to know something more and don't be afraid to try something new or that's unfamiliar yourself.