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

 

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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VIP Fresher Competition Deadline 2016

Students have until Friday 26th August 2016 to enter our VIP Fresher Competition by recording your video telling us why you should be our winner.

The most fun and original entry will win a full VIP experience for their first year at DCU, including:

  • free accommodation on campus
  • free car parkin
  • free gym membership
  • free tickets to all DCUSU events
  • free Helix experience
  • free Domino's pizza
  • free food on campus and lots, lots more!

To enter, simply complete these simple steps:

  • Check out our website at www.dcu.ie/cao to find out all that DCU has to offer.
  • Using that information, think of why you specifically want to come to DCU and what you feel you have to offer that should make us choose you as our VIP Fresher.
  • Record a video using your web cam or video cam (2 minutes max) clearly stating your name, school, where you're from and why you should be our DCU VIP fresher
  • Submit your entry as a ".mov" file to studenthelp@dcu.ie along with your school name and address and your CAO number.

The prize will be awarded to the student with the most original entry who meets the following criteria: Has chosen a DCU course as one of their CAO choices, met the minimum entry requirements for that course and have been awarded a place on that course.

Full details are available here

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