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 O'Connor from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian O'Connor

Analytical Chemist

Smart Futures

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Brian O'Connor
Science is a fascinating subject and you truly have to immerse yourself in it. When you do the rewards are fantastic. It is of course a tough subject but once complete you learn how to solve many problems yourself.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Open Day


Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Saturday 4th November 2017 - 10am - 4pm

University College Dublin invites final year secondary school students, mature students, their families, and guidance counsellors to the UCD Open Day taking place on Saturday, 4 November 2017.  

One of the best ways to experience UCD life is to come to our Open Day. You will be able to gain a real insight into the student experience and life at UCD.

More information to follow here

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