This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
You are guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course when you pass this course.
• You will have already taken at least two modules in Year One of your chosen degree course during the IFC year and so will pay a reduced Year One fee the following year.
• Your academic English skills will improve so that you can engage fully with your studies in an English speaking university.
• You will study with other Irish students for your degree course modules and with other international students for your English language modules.
• You will experience DCU university life at first hand and will be well prepared for continuing your studies in the University the following year.