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 Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aoife Mc Dermott


Department of Education and Skills

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Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Rathmines College of Further Education

Rathmines College of Further Education

Rathmines College 
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Rathmines College - Go Further

Rathmines College is a wonderful place to start on the road to employment, get on the ladder to progress to college or return to learning. It is exciting, stimulating and students receive great encouragement from a highly qualified, committed and caring staff with a proven track record in a unique environment with excellent facilities.

Rathmines College offers courses in Business, Computer Programming, General Studies - Libral Arts, Office Administration, Professional Accounting, Public Relations & Journalism and much more.

We seek to ensure that all members of our community can achieve their full potential in a friendly, organised and co-operative climate of respect.

The college is located in a very vibrant suburb of Dublin in an area characterised by young dynamic people from all over the world who are either working or studying in the area. For the student of Rathmines College there is always somewhere close at hand to meet friends. 

Rathmines College Radio
Every Spring the college broadcasts RCR, Rathmines College Radio. Here the students, mostly from the media and journalism courses, get a chance to work in a real live radio station. RCR transmits a range of pre-recorded and live programming and calls on student input into programme production and presentation giving them the chance to showcase their talents.

Read testimonials from graduates of Rathmines College here