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Richard Storey

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McDonald's

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The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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CR660
Tourism Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism provides students with the expertise and knowledge needed to become a successful manager or entrepreneur in this challenging and exciting industry. This course has a strong emphasis on the broad business, management and marketing subjects complemented with tourism specific modules. Learning is based around class delivered lectures, field trips, practical lab classes, guest speakers, and both group and individual project work.


Dept of Tourism & Hospitality Studies - CIT

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Students who graduate with tourism qualifications have opportunities for building careers in the travel, transport, holiday, heritage, vacation, and leisure industries. Previous graduates have developed careers in areas as diverse as regional tourism planning and development, tourism marketing, international airline operations, sales, marketing, and the development of visitor and heritage attractions.
Many graduates have taken the opportunity to travel and work in interesting tourism related businesses overseas, while some have gone on to establish their own tourism related business in Ireland or abroad.

POTENTIAL AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Festival and event management
• Business Tourism
• Social media and E-tourism
• Tourism promotion and marketing
• Visitor attractions & activity management
• Destination management organisations
• Travel agencies and tour operations.
• E-Tourism Promotion & Marketing
• Airport and Airlines



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