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 Caitriona Jackman from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

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Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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Located in the heart of Waterford City, WCFE offers the largest range of Further Education courses in the South East. Over the past ten years, the College has increased its enrollment from 275 to 859 day time and in excess of 1100 night time students, in the current academic year.

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Located in the heart of Waterford City, WCFE offers the largest range of Further Education courses in the South East.

Our state of the art facilities and motivated teaching staff allow us to provide you with the opportunity to pursue your personal and academic goals.

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