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 Kerrie Horan from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process


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Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Posted on January 16, 2018

Support Sessions for Second Level Students

Information on Maths/Irish Supports:

DCU Maths Support Sessions will be returning in February 2018. These sessions are open to all second level years and all level of maths. They are free of charge and will take place on the DCU Glasnevin Campus on Monday evenings between 6pm – 8pm.This semester we will be focusing on exam papers.

For full information and to book your place, please see here.

Our final three DCU Irish Oral Support Sessions will take place 21st/28th February and 7th March. These popular support sessions are free of charge and will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm on the DCU St Patrick’s campus.

The sessions are open only to exam year students – so students who will be sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams in 2018. Students can be from any school and all levels of Irish are welcome. For full information and to book your place, please see here.


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