It's not always easy to pursue your dreams, the great Vince Lombardi once said "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand". And no one knows this more than Erato Mygdaliou from Brighton, UK who has applied all of these and found success. I had a chance to interview Erato and quickly realized how amazing she is and hope you will feel the same, welcome this months spotlight Erato Mygdaliou.
That's my family who inspired me to be an engineer. Parents and brother always support me in every step. I come from Greece and they were really supportive of me coming to UK, study and be successful of what i am doing ..! I live 9 years in Brighton with the best support from my background which is my family!
What made you want to pursue civil engineering?
I chose civil engineering because I was excited visiting projects with my father. I have always been a keen observer of bridges, railroads and buildings. To me there was something dignified about each one of these projects, that at one point they were somebody's idea in their mind. I found this extremely remarkable and I therefore went ahead and became an engineer so that I could create these marvels. Furthermore, being an engineer has always been a fascination to me rather than been a milestone to achieve. As far as engineering is concerned, there are so many engineers being graduated every year but there are a less number of them who are successful and what I believe is if you are making out something, give it your everything to make it a success.
What makes you passionate about construction management?
It is a bit of everything but the main characteristic is the management/control of the project. By managing the project successfully, you could earn a name and fame in this arena. People will recognize through your work and hence there could be a separate recognition for you. People will recommend your name for any project-related issues. Furthermore, your company may kick off a project and seek your advice on the same – everything depends on how you reciprocate on that and how far it can be useful for the organization. Your higher management could recommend your expertise to the next level of the management and the top-level bosses might seek your assistance while commencing and planning the project.
"Being an engineer has always been a fascination to me rather than been a milestone to achieve".
You possess several very strong skills, which would you consider to be the strongest?
The strongest point I posses is the organizational skills. Organizational skills can be classified into physical, mental and time management organizational skills. Physical organizational skills include all the measures that make a person's immediate surroundings neat and conducive to accomplishing tasks in a structured manner. Mental organizational skills consist of the skills that help an individual make sound decisions, prioritize and concentrate on the task to deliver high-quality, desirable results. A person needs good mental organizational skills to avoid distractions and confusions in the course of discharging her mandate. Good time management organizational skills involve keeping schedules, delegating duties and working within limited time frames to achieve a particular objective. A time-conscious person is usually results-oriented and meets strict deadlines.
We want to thank this month's spotlight Erato Mygdaliou who inspires all of us to believe anythings possible!
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