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Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
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Mariya Levchuk, Crew Trainer

On completion of her Leaving Certificate Mariya Levchuck entered Trinity College to study Business and French. She works part time for McDonalds as a crew member and crew trainer.  Thanks to McDonalds she has gained the National Vocational Qualification from City&Guilds which is a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Multi-Skilled Hospitality Services.

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