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 Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant


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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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St. Patricks College, Maynooth

St. Patricks College, Maynooth

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth


Spring Open Day

Our Spring Open Day will be held on Saturday 23 April 2016.

Come to our next Open Day and meet students and lecturers who will explain how the skills developed at St Patrick’s College Maynooth will prove invaluable in work and life – whatever you decide to do​.​

  • Visit the Student Common Room to see what Clubs & Societies you’ll join next September
  • Take a tour of the campus and ask all of your questions about student life here
  • Talk to our graduates and lecturers about the finer details of our Theology courses at our stand in the John Hume building
  • Attend an introductory lecture from 2.10-2.35pm in the John Hume Building, Room JHL7 – find out for yourself what it’s like to study Theology
  • For more information email

All Welcome!