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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.

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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MIC Announces Scholarship Scheme Valued at 100 Thousand Euro

50 More Reasons to make Mary Immaculate College Your No. 1 Choice as College Announces Scholarship Scheme Valued at €100,000

Christmas may be over but the gifts keep on coming as Mary Immaculate College (MIC) announces details of a scholarship scheme for incoming students with a total value of €100,000 per annum; giving Leaving Certificate students 50 more reasons to make MIC their number one choice.

Commencing in September 2017, MIC will offer a total of 50 entrance scholarships to incoming undergraduate first year students across all nine undergraduate programmes currently on offer by the College.  These scholarships, valued at €2,000 each, will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.

Speaking on the announcement, Prof. Eugene Wall, Vice President and Registrar of MIC, said: “We are delighted to launch these scholarships and we can be confident that the financial supports provided by this scheme will make Mary Immaculate College an even more attractive choice for students”.

Welcoming the announcement was Mr James Deegan, President of the Students Union at MIC, who said, “MISU welcomes the announcement by MIC of the undergraduate scholarships which will be offered across the nine programmes to incoming first year students. We look forward to working with the College to extend these scholarships beyond academic merit to include areas such as sporting achievements, talent and excellence in the creative arts and highly able students facing financial hardship".

The 50 scholarships are tenable only in MIC for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme to be undertaken at the College and will be allocated to the following programmes as follows:

Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) MI005/006    20 scholarships
Liberal Arts programme (MI002)  15 scholarships
BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007)  5 scholarships

MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles programmes     


5 scholarships
Bachelor of Education and Psychology (MI008)       3 scholarships
BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre   2 scholarships

So if you are interested in a career in primary or secondary level teaching, in media or psychology, in early years education or theatre, to name but a few options, there are now 50 more reasons to choose MIC as your number one choice when filling out your CAO form this January.

Full details on this scheme are available here




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