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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Applying STEM to Journalism

Applying STEM to Journalism

Forging ahead in the world of digital news 

As a former journalist for a range of newspapers, including The Irish Independent and The Irish Times, and as the global Head of Journalism Partnerships for Facebook in New York, Áine Kerr has seen major revolutions in how and where news is published and accessed.

Her latest venture is NevaLabs, which she set up with Storyful founder Mark Little, to develop a personal assistant that gives a user back conscious control of their news experience: no hidden filters, control over data and privacy and no agenda.

“My humanities background has helped to inform my understanding of how technology can be a powerful force for good,” says Kerr. ”Only with the blend of technology and humans will we solve some of the most pressing known and unknown issues of our time.”

Áine Kerr, Co-Founder and COO, Neva Labs. MA in Journalism, DCU.

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Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Ńine Kerr, Co-Founder and COO, Neva Labs