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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Louise Mc Donald

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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Open Day - CAO Options Info Morning (Sat)

Come to GMIT's Last Open Morning of the year!

Date: Saturday 23rd April 2016

Time: from 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Galway-Mayo IT - Galway Campus

CAO Options Information Morning (no booking required - open event to all).

This Open Morning is an opportunity to find out about a range of exciting NEW courses that GMIT has added to CAO including:

  • Sport & Exercise Science (GA790)
  • Design with a choice of specialisms in Animation & Game Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design & Illustration, Fashion & Textiles Design (GA274/GA284)
  • History & Geography (GA887)
  • Sustainable Building Technology (GA888)
  • Applied Social Care (GA889)
  • Degree award option Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting (GA886)

On the day, experience:

  • Live entertainment from iRadio
  • Exciting go-kart action - featuring electric karts built from scratch by 3rd Mechanical and Energy Engineering students in GMIT
  • Our new interactive "Game Zone"
  • Campus tours and activities
  • Learning Experience talks
  • SUSI College Finance Clinics

Plan your visit - Download GMIT Open Morning schedule HERE.

"GMIT Open Day is a great day for both students and teachers. It gives students a taste of what college life is like, as well as an opportunity to get the information they need about particular programmes, to attend practical workshops, career clinics and finance clinics." Barry McDermott, Guidance Counsellor, St Josephs Patrician College, "The Bish", Galway

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