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Ross O'Brien, Graduate Recruitment Team Lead

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

Irish, English, Maths, French, Geography, Business Studies, Biology

HRM in Business led me to studying HR in College

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Rasaq Falade, Garda Reserve

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

Having come from an analytical science and business management background these have influenced my career path by paying attention to details, accurate reporting and having a critical and analytical angle of viewing situations as well as effective leadership and people management qualities.

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Gail Sterio, Corporate Accountant

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

I took German, Biology, Accounting and Business Studies along with English, Irish & Maths. I think it is very difficult to choose subjects in school. It feels like the world is on your shoulders and that this choice will have a huge impact on your future career.

The reality these days is that people change and mature at different stages in their life. Many people I know are not working in the area that they studied for in College - let alone school.

In hindsight - I think it is important to study what you are good at as this will enable you to get the points you need for your desired college course. The college course normally does not assume prior knowledge in these subjects and will start with the basics.

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