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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    It's good and bad in a way. The government seems to now be swinging back to its usual deficit hawking which is not going to help with this situation. Id rate myself as being fairly economically conservative, but I think this cult of surplus at all costs isn't helpful and is kind of ridiculous...
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    Expanding on this, a lot of people who scream for lockdowns and "putting lives ahead of the economy" dont fully understand the ramifications of the lockdown. First of all, public health and economic health go hand in hand. Hospitals are a major cost to any society and at the moment, the...
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    The government really needs to be transparent on the next steps, because "flattening the curve" isnt a solution. Also keeping this status quo until a vaccine is found (or should I say if it is found) is pretty ridiculous.
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    As harsh as it sounds, I kind of agree. Like, I'm reading so many hard luck stories online and some of them just irk me. One lady was having a complain because her husband lost his job as a part time chef and they now have no income to support their three children (two of whom are disabled) or...
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    Life as a Civil Engineer Project Manager

    Being a Project Engineer is a good starting point for being a PM. I remember the PEs got some really good exposure to the different areas, they would talk to landowners and the community about their concerns, review tenders, go over budgets etc which is all stuff you need to get used to in...
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    Life as a Civil Engineer Project Manager

    Just to clarify, the vast majority of PMs on major projects are Civil Engineers. The rest are either from another engineering discipline and rarely from other areas (Quantity Surveyors, Finance etc). Civil Engineers who are very technically focused tend to struggle, because being a PM is about...
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    Life as a Civil Engineer Project Manager

    Im not an Engineer myself, but I have worked in HR on a multi billion dollar infrastructure project so I do know roughly what they do. If you work as a PM either directly for the client (e.g. NSW Government) or a tier one contractor (e.g. John Holland) you will most likely be working under a...
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    Thoughts on Project Management combined with Civil Engineering?

    Couldnt agree more with this post. Id stick with just engineering, enter the workforce then consider further training down the track. There are a multitude of different roles within civil engineering and projects. You don't want to pigeon hole yourself before you've had a chance to try...
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    Thoughts on Project Management combined with Civil Engineering?

    Couldnt agree more with this post. Id stick with just engineering, enter the workforce then consider further training down the track. There are a multitude of different roles within civil engineering and projects. You don't want to pigeon hole yourself before you've had a chance to try...
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    Don't really like my degree and unsure of what to do now.

    I think one of the biggest mistakes when people choose degrees/careers is they base it off their interests in high school subjects or topics of interest (i.e. Im good at maths, so Ill do engineering). The link between the two is tenuous at best and has little to do with the profession itself...
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    Obviously the statistics are the best we have, but they are so unreliable (for a multitude of reasons) it's hard for anyone to draw real conclusions from them. Unfortunately, most people in society dont have a basic understanding of statistics which is why they seem to be so prominent.
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    Im myself the same question after day 7 of working from home.
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    Coronavirus/Covid-19 Discussion Thread

    It has more to do with the economic impact I reckon. Closing schools basically causes a lot of problems for the workforce, because people need to stay home to look after their kids. Even worse, some parents will leave their kids with elderly relatives. As devastating as this will be, I hope...
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    Plan to take it easy until uni, then work hard to become a Dr - is it flawed?

    Definitely agree with what other posters have said in this thread. Something else to consider though is doing well in high school sets you up for uni. Whilst HS and uni are different, if you go into uni with strong study habits and an understanding of how to get the best out of yourself, you...
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    Human Resources: A guide to the profession

    You can do a double major if you want to, it certainly wont hurt. That being said, I wouldnt bother. If you are set on HR, then the other qualifications arent going to help much. You are far better off finishing uni in the quickest time possible so you can get straight into the workforce.
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