Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Take every opportunity available, don't be afraid to do voluntary work and get involved in communities.
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Breda Ni Mhaoláin, Interpreter

Breda Ni Mhaoláin works as an Interpreter for the European Parliment. After she completed a BA in Irish and Psychology in NUI Galway, she did a masters in Translation. Following a few years working, she specialised by doing a diploma in Conference Interpreting.

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