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.

We asked Caitriona Jackman from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

Smart Futures

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Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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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.
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The following are videos relating to how our Education system works, including information on some of the government schemes and general application process that are in place.

 

5 Videos available
SUSI - Tips for Applicats
Source:YouTube [1:10]




Higher Education in Ireland
Source:HEA [3:20]




Disability Access to College (DARE) 2018
Source:Access College [14:46]




Higher Access Education Route (HEAR) 2018
Source:Access College [16:39]




SUSI - Making your Application
Source:YouTube [5:06]