Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Alan O'Neill from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

Alan O'Neill

Fisherman

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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Alan O'Neill
Some may think that you can go untrained into fishing. The best advice I would give people considering fishing as a profession is to get training. Fishing is an all encompassing career - when you need to go fishing, the rest of your life goes on hold unfortunately. It is very unpredictabe because you could be fishing non stop for three weeks and tied up for two.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Tourism & Travel Graduate

Kaylon O’Leary

I completed the Tourism and Travel Level 5 course and I am currently in DIT studying a Level 8 degree programme in Events Management. I believe if I had not attended Monaghan Institute after my Leaving Cert, I would definitely not be in a degree programme, as I gained so much throughout the course.

I learned many skills including referencing, note taking and the importance of attendance. These skills have proved invaluable to me this year in DIT. The time management skills I learned in Monaghan Institute have also benefited me, as I am now organising events and I have learned to structure my time carefully to ensure I meet deadlines. I really enjoyed all the modules and they have proven beneficial as I continue my studies.

My fondest memory of the Tourism course is going to Waterford Airport for our day of Cabin Crew Training, it was the best day of the entire college year. We learned so many practical skills in the aircraft. It was a great opportunity to get to know my classmates. I have gained so much from the Travel and Tourism course and would highly recommend it to anyone.

 


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