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Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process

Intel

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Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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D-613
Contemporary Music (Berklee Track)

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The Higher Certificate in Arts in Contemporary Music (Berklee Track) is a foundation course designed both to give students a strong foundation in music and the opportunity to enter the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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The minimum entry requirements to the Berklee Track are: Grade D3 in five Ordinary Level papers of the Leaving Certificate Examination. However entry into the programme will be decided by performance audition.


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The Berklee Track focuses on giving the students the practical skills they must acquire in order to succeed in the professional music world. The course is comprised of an ideal balance of practical and theoretical studies designed to fully equip aspiring musicians for a career in both composition and performing.



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