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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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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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AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship

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Friday, September 29, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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IT Sligo/AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship 2017/18

Ambition Beyond Sport

IT Sligo is now inviting applications for the The AbbVie Sports Scholarship and Internship Programme 2017/18.

This new and unique Scholarship opportunity will see the global biopharmaceutical company sponsor two Elite Level Sports Scholarships, each valued at €2000. Students will also be eligible for a paid internship with AbbVie and will receive support and mentoring towards a longer-term talent and career recruitment programme.

Please note that preference will be given students who are/will be taking IT Sligo courses in the following areas:

  • B Eng in Precision Engineering & Design
  • BSc Honours in Medical Biotechnology
  • BSc in Biomedical Science
  • Higher Certificate in Precision Engineering & Design
  • Higher Certificate in Mechatronics.

For details on how to apply, visit itsligo.ie/study.

The closing date for applications is Friday, September 29th, 2017.

IT Sligo also has an extensive dedicated Sports Scholarship programme. 50 Sports Scholarships are awarded to new and existing students each year at Gold, Silver and Bursary levels.

If you have a student athlete who you believe is suitable for AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship Programme and would like more information prior to applying, please contact gaynor.roddy@itsligo.ie.



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