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 Caroline Austin from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Caroline Austin
A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.

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RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme 2017 live stream

A schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme is available below. Students, parents and teachers can watch the below sesssion live from 9am on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.30: Head injury
09.30 - 10.00: Heart surgery
10.15 - 10.45: Superbugs
10.45 - 11.15: Plastic surgery
11.15 - 12.00: Making babies
12.30 - 14.00: Real life tonsillectomy
14.00 - 15.30: Real life caesarian section with Q&A
15.30 - 16.00: Q&A with final year students

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.15: Pre-laparoscopic chat
09.15 - 09.45: Gastroenterology
09.45 - 10.15: Advanced trauma life support
10.30 - 11.00: Q&A with RCSI students
11.00 - 11.45: Anaesthesia and critical care
12.15 - 13.15: Paediatrics
13.30 - 14.15: Living with kidney failure (patient)
14.15 - 14.45: Orthopaedics
14.45 - 15.15: Radiology
15.15 - 16.15: Real life laparoscopic surgery

Thursday, 12 January 2017 schedule
9:15 - 09.45: Pathology
09.45 - 10.15: Psychiatry
10.30 - 11.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
11.30 - 12.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
13.00 - 13.30: Living with diabetes (patient)
13.30 - 14.15: Living with stroke (patient)
14.15 - 15.00: Living with epilepsy (patient)

Full details here.

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