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Kevin Power, Resource Manager

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

I took the regular subjects in school and I had a great interest in Geography and especially in Geology. But I cannot say that any of these subjects influenced my career path. However, after leaving school I worked for various forest harvesting contractors in my locality. It was from them that I developed a love of forestry and for the people who work in forestry. I would advise anybody to get some work experience in an area they hope to pursue in college.

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Fergal Donnelly, European Commission

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

It's understandable not to have clear subject choices at a young age. The best advice is to go for what you're good at and to chuck what you don't like. Only vague ambitions at this stage are appropriate. The rest will follow in due course.

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Mariya Levchuk, Crew Trainer

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

Studying business for my Leaving Certificate, looking into different practices within other organisations, helped me to appreciate the high level of standards within McDonalds and their respect for workers.

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