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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Posted on September 11, 2017

Book a Campus Tour

IT Sligo’s campus tours are ideal for students and their families who are considering a course at IT Sligo or who would like to see the campus, explore the facilities and find out more about their chosen course areas.

What does this tour include?
The tour will commence in Reception of the Main Building with a brief introduction from our team of Graduate Ambassadors on our programmes, facilities, student life and supports available.

The tour includes a visit to the Yeats Library, followed by a walk through the Institute’s extensive campus, School of Business and Social Sciences, new School of Science building and the School of Engineering and Design.

Visitors will also see our athletics track, playing pitches and sports facilities at the Knocknarea Arena, the Innovation Centre, Student Lounge and finish in the Student Support Services Building.

When are the tours?
Tours are offered on the first Friday of each month at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2:30pm. Your campus tour will last approximately 1 hour.

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