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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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The Lir Academy

The Lir Academy


The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin 
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The Lir Academy is Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.  It was established as a result of a recognised need within the theatre, film and TV industries for a centre of training excellence for the arts.

The Lir currently offers undergradate degrees, postgraduate degrees and short courses.

Its close associations with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and Trinity College Dublin ensure that the contents of all courses are set to the highest international standards, so whether you are setting out to undertake a postgraduate Master Degree in Playwriting or a beginners Introduction to Acting course, you will be trained by industry professionals in a trusting, dynamic and fun environment.

The tutors at The Lir Academy have extensive experience in professional theatre and continue to work in and maintain close contacts with the national and international theatre, film and TV industries.

Application for any of the undergraduate courses at The Lir is not through the CAO system. Students are asked to apply directly through The Lir website at www.thelir.ie

The Bachelor in Acting Degree and the Bachelor in  Stage Management and Technical Theatre fall under the free fees initiative.

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In addition to Undergraduate courses, The Lir has a wide variety of short courses and Post Graduate courses to offer.

 

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