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 Jamie Hawan from Forestry to give some advice for people considering this job:
What advice would you give to someone considering this job?
Be prepared to work hard and donít single track yourself into one aspect of forestry. There are many areas to the industry with many opportunities. I would consider what you want to get out of a college course and look closely at what experience a college will give you. Be prepared to move or relocate and if you are successful in getting a job grasp every opportunity. Whether that is being involved in a project or if itís being involved in a feedback group, get involved.
What are your interests?
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.
Postgraduate Fair11:00 AM to 2:00 PMThis exhibition is mainly directed at final-year undergraduates and past graduates exploring further study options, it provides third level colleges and professional institutes external to CIT with an opportunity to promote their postgraduate opportunities to prospective applicants both within CIT and in the wider Munster region. Invitations are being issued to all Irish Universities and other higher education and research institutions to participate in this event. <br /><br />Contact: Andrea O'Driscoll <br />Position: School of Graduate Studies <br />Address: Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown Cork. <br />Telephone: 021 433 5099 <br />Email: <a href="mailto:Andrea.ODriscoll@cit.ie ">Andrea.ODriscoll@cit.ie <br /></a>Website: www.cit.ie
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Matematics Examination (Provisional Date)12:00 AM to 12:00 AMBooking Required.<br /><br />The CIT Mathematics Examination is provisionally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 20th August 2019 and is open to all applicants to CIT programmes. A fee will be charged to cover administration costs. In case of oversubscription, CIT reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for this examination.<br /><br />In order to sit the CIT Mathematics Examination, students MUST APPLY ONLINE (www.cit.ie/maths) by 12.00 noon, Monday 19th August 2019.<br /><br />Contact: Alison Moore <br />Address: Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown Cork. <br />Telephone: 021 433 5552 <br />Email: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ">email@example.com <br /></a>Website: <a href="http://www.cit.ie" target="_blank">www.cit.ie</a>