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 Donal Og Cusack from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

Donal Og Cusack

Automation/Energy Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Donal Og Cusack
Some of the best people I know still aren’t sure what they want to do, my advice would be to give it a go. If you don’t like it you can always try something else. Whatever is in your heart follow it, don’t be something just because someone in your family is. Whether you’re looking to be a leader, a designer or come up with new ideas and a better way of doing things, make sure it’s something that fills you with passion.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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10 years of success at IADT’s Media Cube

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10 years of success at IADT’s Media Cube

Friday, December 08, 2017 

10 years of success at IADT’s Media Cube

Success has been at the forefront of Dun Laoighaires IADT’s Media Cube with evidence of 756 jobs being generated and a grand total of €25m in equity since 2007. They have also supported 80 companies throughout its 10 years history.

The Media Cube was set up for early stage digital ventures and designed to help businesses grow.

The Media Cube denotes a high-technology start-up community in the digital media and creative technology sectors, and works closely with Enterprise Ireland, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Enterprise Office and other key agencies.

Graham Byrne, a graduate of IADT and now CEO of Your Smile Direct notes “Your Smile Direct began its life at the Media Cube back in 2014. We were able to get the help, support and contacts at critical times in our growth journey.” ‘Your Smile Direct’ offers online affordable Dental Support. He also adds “the biggest benefit I found was that the Media Cube has a rare community where you can just sit down and have a cup of coffee with five different entrepreneurs all going through the same journey.”

There is also evidence of strong links between IADT and global companies with 50% of the businesses that started out at the Media Cube have scaled globally.

IADT’S Media Cube intends to continue with its success offering a wide range of courses available and also provide at an excellent careers centre

To find out more information about life at IADT click here