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 Jason Ruane from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jason Ruane

Computer Programmer

Intel

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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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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. 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 admissions@spcm.ie

All Welcome!

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