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 Jason Ruane from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

Jason Ruane

Computer Programmer

Intel

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Jason Ruane

Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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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 May 15, 2017

Level 8 Degree in Nutrition, Food and Business Management

With CAO Change of Mind approaches, don’t forget St. Angela’s College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management for September 2017.

This full-time, Level 8 honours degree programme gives students an opportunity to study nutrition, diet, food science, marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

The programme is accredited by NUI Galway and is designed to meet the requirements of the food industry nationally and internationally by providing multi-skilled graduates with the ability to help organisations compete in an increasingly competitive global market place.  With a 20 week Industrial Placement in Year 3 and 100% employment upon graduation, there has never been a better time to work in the Irish Food Sector!

Employment opportunities include:

  • Food Production and Innovation
  • New Product Development in Food Industries
  • Quality Control
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision and Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy and Research

More details here.

 


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