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 John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

John Smith

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John Smith
On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Open Day

The Mary Immaculate College January Open Day takes place on Saturday 14th January, between 11am and 1pm in the Tara Building on the MIC Campus, Limerick.

On the day you will have the chance to talk to current MIC students, faculty and staff and have an opportunity to tour the campus and the state-of-the-art facilities.

As well as programme stands there will be individual talks on MIC’s nine undergraduate programmes including a talk on the new Bachelor of Arts (MI002) programme, offered in collaboration with UL. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from - 19 in all.

Talks will also take place on the increasingly popular BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies programme, the four secondary school teaching programmes on the MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles and the long-established Education programmes.  Information will also be available on a wide range of Continuing Professional Development offerings for teachers and numerous postgraduate opportunities at Diploma, Masters and PhD level.

All welcome

To register T: 061 204 391

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