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 Dave McDonald from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Dave McDonald

Astronomer

Smart Futures

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Dave McDonald

A caring attitude is essential for Health and Safety – you need to be passionate about getting the message across to people and telling them why it is so important. After all, no-one wants to see anyone suffer harm or be in pain.

For astronomy, a yearning for answering the unanswered questions is a must. You also need to be dedicated and focused and not put off by the weather

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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Mary Immaculate College Open Days (2)

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Thursday 19th & Friday 20th October 2017 | (9am-3pm) | Tailteann Building MIC Campus, Limerick

At our Open Days there will be presentations on our degree programmes, information stands to find out what you need to know, and campus tours to give you a sense of the excellent facilities and services that we can offer you. There will also be an opportunity to learn more information about our post-primary teaching programmes at MIC's Thurles Campus. Please allow a minimum of two hours for your campus visit

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