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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Not everyone gets into college through CAO - read Christina's story

“Your CAO points don’t define you”

Not everyone gets into college through CAO - read Christina's story
Getting high Leaving Cert Results and that top CAO offer can feel like the most importat thing in the world.

However, media professional Chrsitina Prendergast shared her story with us, and detailed how she didn't get into college on her first try.

After achieving lower points in her Leaving Cert than she needed for her course, Christina didn't get offered her number one CAO choice. Rather than accept a course she didn't really want to do, she decided to apply for a PLC, which after one year would give her an opportunity to compete for a place on DCU's Communications Studies course.

She successfully earned a place in DCU, achieveing her goal through a different means than CAO.

Christina, now successfully working in copywriting in Finland, urges all students to not panic if they don't get what they want first time round.

There are so many alternative routes into education and careers. Read all about CAO, PLC and Apprenticeships at CareersPortal.ie

To search all courses and alternative entry routes, use our coursefinder here.

Read Christina's full interview and journey by clicking here.

The CareersPortal Team 


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