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 Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Mary Immaculate College Taster Sessions

Experience College Life at the MIC

Date: Friday 28th April

Venue: Tara Building MIC Campus, Limerick

Time: (11am-1pm)

On Friday, 28th of April (11am-1pm) Mary Immaculate College will welcome hundreds of students to MIC Campus, Limerick as part of the MIC Taster Sessions event.  

According to Patrick Cosgrove, Student Recruitment Officer at MIC; ‘This event is growing in popularity every year with students getting first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the great facilities at the College and an opportunity to meet faculty members. The event will be of particular interest to current leaving certificate students in helping them make their final decision on what programmes to include on their CAO Application form.’

Programmes on offer on the MIC Campus, Limerick include the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) degree programme. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from - 19 in all. Students can choose from a set of 13 subjects taught at Mary Immaculate College and can now take one subject from partner institution, the University of Limerick.

In addition MIC offers an exciting BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and highly sought after programmes in Education, including Early Childhood Education degrees.

€100,000 Entrance Scholarship Scheme:

Commencing in September 2017, MIC will also offer a total of 50 entrance scholarships to incoming undergraduate first year students across all nine undergraduate programmes currently on offer by the College.  These scholarships, valued at €2,000 each, will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.

Speaking on the announcement, Prof. Eugene Wall, Vice President and Registrar of MIC, said: “We are delighted to launch these scholarships and we can be confident that the financial supports provided by this scheme will make Mary Immaculate College an even more attractive choice for students”.

Attendance at the Tasters Sessions is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details and to register please call T: 061 774775 or see www.mic.ul.ie

To register please click here

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