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So you want to work in Music
Posted by CareersPortal

So you want to work in Music

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. We were reminded of that old joke more than a few times while doing the music interviews: Whether we talked to a composer for TV shows, a classical musician, a music engineer or a radio producer and presenter, the same advice kept

So you want to work in the Irish Film Industry
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So you want to work in the Irish Film Industry

You may not know it, but the Irish film industry is in pretty good health. A recent Irish Times story told of “record levels of foreign direct investment” for 2012 as numerous productions chose Ireland as a location; that’s roughly €118million, an increase of 30

The School of Jewellery Student Testimonials
Posted by The School of Jewellery Ireland

The School of Jewellery Student Testimonials

The School of Jewellery Ireland  is located in Dublins city centre and offers a variety of courses in Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills. Our tutors are perfectionists and value the time that each student is dedicating to these challenging but rewarding skills. This is reflected in the facilities provided

Scissors and Science – The Art of Hairdressing
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Scissors and Science – The Art of Hairdressing

“If I won ten million in the lotto I’d still keep my job” Sarah Cummins tells me. From New York to Newbridge, her qualification has taken her worldwide. A successful business woman, she has been running her own five star hair and beauty salon Eternal Flair

Nora Twomey: From school drop-out to Oscar nominee
Posted by Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Nora Twomey: From school drop-out to Oscar nominee

This article is from The Irish Times , by Peter McGuire Nora Twomey  was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-nominated director and partner in Cartoon Saloon, the award-winning animation studio

A Day in the life of an Artist
Posted by Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

A Day in the life of an Artist

GLASS: Scott Benefield; artist I've always seen my work as an extension of an historical narrative that is about the material. It exists in relation to the long history of glass objects and embraces the techniques and traditions that enliven that history. The feeling of connection to past practice

Considering being a Social Media influencer?
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Considering being a Social Media influencer?

Instagram influencers are ruling the world right now when it comes to advertising and marketing, making the job highly desirable and prompting thousands of young people to try their hand at breaking into the industry. And with the possible earnings of thousands of euro per insta post, it’s

How STEM is influencing the world of Journalism
Posted by Dublin City University

How STEM is influencing the world of Journalism

Preparing for Journalism in a data-driven future “Journalism is changing. These days a reporter can get a story from interrogating a dataset as well as interviewing a person. Or they may produce a radio or TV-quality package on their mobile phone” says Jane Suiter, Associate Professor

Applying STEM to Journalism
Posted by Dublin City University

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

Using STEM to revolutionise news
Posted by Dublin City University

Using STEM to revolutionise news

Forging ahead in the world of digital news  Samantha Barry is the envy of many young journalists. Since studying English and psychology at University College Cork and graduating with her Master’s in Journalism from DCU she has worked for RTÉ, the BBC and CNN and she

Consider a career in Copywriting
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Consider a career in Copywriting

Emily Bodkin is a Copywriter at Hudson’s Bay Company, but a career journey is never straight forward. We asked Emily to explain her career journey; from school, to education, to internships and finally to work.   How did Emily find the whole Leaving Cert process? “Overall, I

There's always an alternative route to college
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There's always an alternative route to college

“Your CAO points don’t define you” Leaving Cert results day is supposed to be filled with a sense of achievement and promise for the future. But when Christina Prendergast opened her envelope, she found herself facing disappointing results. Her achieved grades were way below her expectations

6 Tips to Break into the Fashion Industry
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6 Tips to Break into the Fashion Industry

Glossy magazines, runway models, photoshoots, style, glitz and glamour; it’s hard not to be taken in by the allure of fashion. It’s a feel good industry and the public are investing heavily in it. Being fashionable and on-trend will not save lives or solve world

Learn from Leading Educators in Irish Film & Television
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Learn from Leading Educators in Irish Film & Television

The Irish Film & TV Network (IFTN) is the industry bible for and about the Irish film and television industry for over 20 years. IFTN, with their network of alumni, Colleges, Institutes and Universities, have produced this useful guide to help students making important decisions about education for the industry

So you want to be a Photographer
Posted by CareersPortal

So you want to be a Photographer

Photography is everywhere - on ads, posters, billboards, and in magazines and newspapers, encompassing just about every subject, from food to high fashion. Photographers, as a result, can find a career in a variety of fields, but all photographers require a blend of artistic and technical skills. Just like these, er

My Occupation as a Professional Make up Artist
Posted by CareersPortal

My Occupation as a Professional Make up Artist

This job lets creativity flow in colour, design, beauty and special effects to come to the fore. It lets you be influenced by Art, music, fashion, period styles and even hollywood glamour. It is a fun job but a serious one. Being professional at all times whether I am working

A day in the life of a Model
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A day in the life of a Model

Many people think of a model’s life as a glamorous one, but the reality can be quite different. This article looks at the everyday life of models who are trying to make it big. The public’s perception of the life of a model is much like

Q and A With Milliner Caithriona King
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Q and A With Milliner Caithriona King

Galway-based milliner Caithriona King talks through how her start-up has gone from being a kitchen table hobby to a viable full-time business. How did the company come about? Since I was a child I’ve always had a creative flair and went on to study fine

So you want to be a certified Irish dancing teacher?
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So you want to be a certified Irish dancing teacher?

A certified Irish dance teacher affiliated with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha is known as a T.C.R.G. which is the abbreviation for the Gaelic Teagascóir Choimisiúin le Rinci Gaelacha. Most people, especially outside of Ireland, never learn how to properly

6 Ways to make a career out of Irish Dancing
Posted by CareersPortal

6 Ways to make a career out of Irish Dancing

So you love Irish dancing, it’s your passion. If you could find a way to be involved in the Irish dance world for the rest of your life you would. But, how to do that? The obvious answer – Get your TCRG, TMRF or other certification and become

Blacksmith Forges Art with Sparks of Inspiration
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Blacksmith Forges Art with Sparks of Inspiration

What I love about this work is that it has so many areas – I can change from gates to sculpture, from large pieces to restoration work and bespoke furniture, which keeps it interesting"- John Hogan, Blacksmith.   En route to Killala to meet John Hogan at his forge, I

Is a career in the Beauty Industry for you?
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Is a career in the Beauty Industry for you?

Blogger Katie Guerin shares her excellent advice for wannabe beauticians... Hey gals! I have been thinking about my little sister who is studying for her leaving cert this year. Its so hard for one to know what they want to do in college at only 17 years old. I think

So you want to own your own Fashion Boutique?
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So you want to own your own Fashion Boutique?

Having dreamed about a career in fashion, Fiona Faherty decided to branch out from her career in HR to open up her own boutique in Moycullen. Fusion Fashion opened last year and Fiona had a quick chat with Her.ie this about the challenges on launching a new business, importance

Life as a Jewellery Designer
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Life as a Jewellery Designer

For the latest in our [Her.ie] series of editorials focusing on Irish Women in Business, we’re talking to Ann Chapman, fine jewellery designer and owner of Stonechat Jewellers, located in Dublin’s Westbury Mall. After decided she wanted to become a CEO at the tender age

I Want Your Job: Window dresser
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I Want Your Job: Window dresser

Steven Dempsey, 31, is a visual merchandising manager for Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square, London. What do you actually do? I run a team of 25 people, creating window displays to attract customers into the shop. The head office issues a brief, and we design displays around that

Mastering the language of the Facebook generation
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Mastering the language of the Facebook generation

CV   Name:  Sonia Flynn.  Position:  Managing Director, Facebook Ireland.  Age:  39.  Lives:  Sandymount, Dublin Family: Married with one son.  Education:  BA in Applied Languages from the University of Ulster at Coleraine, and MA in German Literature from Queen’s

Inside the Career of Cartoonist Nigel Parkinson
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Inside the Career of Cartoonist Nigel Parkinson

For the best part of two decades, Nigel Parkinson has been drawing some of the most familiar characters in comics. His is the pen that draws the Beano’s Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx. But the road to Beanotown was long and paved with disappointment. He began

The Life of Model and Student Clara McSweeney
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The Life of Model and Student Clara McSweeney

"I couldn't see myself doing anything else at this stage. It has given me a lot of independence and confidence which I'm grateful for" Clara McSweeney is not your typical 18 year old teenager. The Cork woman is set to take the fashion world by storm after being

10 Tips for becoming a Fashion Stylist
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10 Tips for becoming a Fashion Stylist

Flavilla Fongang, founder of international training academy '3 Colours Rule' shares her top tips with budding stylists for making it in the fashion industry.  1. Find your niche market Choosing your niche is the most important element of successfully launching your career in fashion. When I launched my business

Siobhán Doyle - Lead Modellor
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Siobhán Doyle - Lead Modellor

Siobhan Doyle talks to Smart Futures about her career as a lead modeller. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? I mostly use Maya with a little ZBrush to model and sculpt the characters, sets and prop assets for use in 3D animated TV shows. Most of the

Ger Peacocke: My Career as a Shoemaker
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Ger Peacocke: My Career as a Shoemaker

"People have come into me and said: 'I didn't know you were here' or that they didn't know anyone did this anymore, but I'm kept busy" Ger smiles.  As you walk by the window you can see Ger Peacocke - a master craftsman - busily toiling away

My Career as a Freelance Prop Maker
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My Career as a Freelance Prop Maker

Melanie Wing, 32, is a freelance prop maker based in the UK. How long have you been in this particular job and how did you find it? I have been working as a prop maker for around 12 years. I also continue to work as a stage manager. The two

Natasha Sherling: Sparkling Specialist
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Natasha Sherling: Sparkling Specialist

What would be your personal description of yourself? Sparkle specialist. Designer by appointment, jewellery editor, real life gemologist, part time New Yorker sometimes Londoner, mainly Dubliner. In gold I trust. (When I’m trying to be a bit more professional, I’m a gemologist and fine jeweler!) So

My Career as a Fashion Buyer
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My Career as a Fashion Buyer

Everyone who strays into Sally Ambrose's sightline is potential research for her job. She'll clock the colour of their handbag, the cut of a collar, the height of a heel and the length of any earrings. And when she lurks among the rails of Marks & Spencer she

My Worldwide Career as a Documentary Maker
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My Worldwide Career as a Documentary Maker

Dubliner Shauna Keogh has gained the trust of celebrities and serial killers to name but a few. Now resident in the US, she tells exactly how she managed it. Most people would find the idea of getting personal correspondence from a serial killer pretty hair-raising.But Dubliner Shauna Keogh

Career Profile: Knitwear Designer
Posted by CareersPortal

Career Profile: Knitwear Designer

At first glance, mathematics might not seem an obvious source of inspiration for a fashion designer. However Professor Sandy Black, from the London College of Fashion, explains that maths is at the very heart of the catwalk: "When somebody is designing and creating fashion to be worn on the body

A Career in Furniture Design
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A Career in Furniture Design

Asked how she got involved in the design sector, Tricia Harris says she was always interested in creating things; "even as a kid I was constantly building and making stuff." After graduating from The Furniture College in Letterfrack in 2005, Tricia worked in various short term roles within the furniture

Career Profile: Beauty Therapist
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Career Profile: Beauty Therapist

Andrea Donoghue is a therapist in Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford at the Tranquillity Spa & Wellness Centre. She explains why she loves working in beauty and what a typical day in her job involves. How did you get started in spas? This was something that I always wanted to

Career Profile: Professional Makeup Artist/Tutor
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Career Profile: Professional Makeup Artist/Tutor

Rachel O’Riordan is a freelance makeup artist, beauty writer and college tutor currently rolling out the MASA Makeup artist courses with Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School. Rachel is the founder of www.foreverfabulous.ie , a hub of all things fabulous in the world of make-up and beauty. How

What does a Museum Curator Do?
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What does a Museum Curator Do?

From Tudor artefacts to Botticellian nymphs, four curators reveal their favourite objects and what their job really entails. Daniel Martin, curator of making, and Lucy Bamford, curator of art, Derby Museums.  Tell us something we don’t know about being a museum curator Daniel: Probably most things. The

Working as a Hair Stylist in Peter Mark
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Working as a Hair Stylist in Peter Mark

Ever wondered what a career in the hairdressing industry might be like? Read what current employees at Peter Mark have to say about their experiences ... I applied for a Job as a Stylist within the Peter Mark Company not knowing what to expect. A country girl moving to Dublin

The Arts Job for CSI fans
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The Arts Job for CSI fans

Being a conservator in a museum or gallery offers big rewards for the big commitment. Conservation for many is a mysterious department in a museum or art gallery, part-science lab, part-research library, part collection-holding and registration area. We can’t help but conjure images of the

What life is really like as an artistic director
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What life is really like as an artistic director

Running your own arts company is a dream job for many but it's not all champagne openings and calling the shots. Four of those who have made it to the top share the challenges of actually doing the job. Training as an actor or designer does little to prepare

So you want to work in Furniture Design
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So you want to work in Furniture Design

Have you ever considered a career in furniture design or manufacturing? Do you enjoy solving problems using creative techniques? GMIT Letterfrack offers unique courses in this skilled craft covering both Furniture and wood Technology along with Design and manufacturing. Read what GMIT Letterfrack graduates have to say about

Six Fashion Careers of the Future
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Six Fashion Careers of the Future

There are few sectors of the economy that offer as wide and interesting a range of career opportunities as fashion. When it comes to working in the fashion industry, it might seem like there are only a few pathways in the business, such as becoming an editor, designer, buyer

Sam van der Sluis: Scoring for Film
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Sam van der Sluis: Scoring for Film

For the latest in our Alumnus Interview Series, we speak with Samantha van der Sluis, who graduated from Pulse College with a Master’s degree in Scoring for Film & Visual Media and is now living and working in LA as a film composer, music editor and music copyist