Can you change careers without going back to school for some form of training? The IYRS Admissions team discusses this topic at length with prospective students everyday.
Hot glue guns, clay, foam core, barbecue skewers and wax paper…. In the DMF department?!
Career changes and risk go hand in glove. We’ve learned this firsthand by listening to IYRS career changers. And, there are many.
Having come to IYRS directly after a traditional college setting was a larger shift than I was anticipating.
More than 50% of our applicants to the Fall 2020 term described themselves as “career changers.” You may think this is unusual or perhaps the result of our economy’s volatility relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you would be inaccurate. Year over year, roughly half the people who speak with Admissions are planning a career change with IYRS as part of their plan.
Where does the time go??? Life on the Marine Systems shop floor continues to move forward, and the pace is a bit quicker than I expected.
Archaeologists theorize that humans have used watercraft of various types for at least 40 millennia, but it wasn’t until the onset of the Bronze Age—more than five millennia ago—that metal tools began to be designed to shape wood in ways that could build much more sophisticated boats.
My name is Charlie Murphy, I am 19 years old. I am originally from Ridgewood New Jersey, and this is my second year attending IYRS.