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 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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MIC Open Day

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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St. Patrick's Campus, Thurles

The Open Day will offer an ideal opportunity to check out your options in person, to get a feel for the unique atmosphere on our MIC, St Patrick's Campus, Thurles, see our state-of-the-art facilities and hear about our highly sought after programmes.

During the Open Day you will be taken on a tour of the campus and you will have an opportunity to talk to lecturers and current students about our programmes and the services available at the information stands. As part of the Thurles Open Day students can also visit LIT Thurles Campus. For further information please contact paula.hourigan@mic.ul.ie



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