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 Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


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It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

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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Dublin Institute of Technology


Open Day

Are you considering a course in Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts or Food Technology?

The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at DIT will host its next Open Day in April.

Date: 6th of April 2016

Time: 2-5 p.m

Venue: DIT Cathal Brugha St. Dublin 1 (at the north end of O'Connell St.)

 School of Hospitality Management and Tourism programmes:

  • Level 8 BSc International Hospitality Management (DT401)
  • Level 7 BA Hospitality Management (DT408)
  • Level 8 BSc Tourism Marketing (DT412)
  • Level 7 BA Tourism Management (DT406)
  • Level 8 BSc Event Management (DT 413)
  • Level 7 BA Leisure Management (DT 411)

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology programmes:

  • Level 6 Higher Certificate in Food Sales & Culinary Practice (DT404)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Science (DT405)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Arts (DT407)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Entrepreneurship (DT416)
  • Level 8 BSc Bar Studies (Management & Entrepreneurship) (DT417)
  • Level 7 BSc Baking & Pastry Arts Management (DT418)
  • Level 6 Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Professional Practice) (DT432A)

There will be the possibilty to meet staff and students of programmes in Culinary Arts, Culinary Science, Culinary Entrepreneurship, Bar Studies (Management & Entrepreneurship) and Baking and Pasty Arts Management, Food Sales & Culinary Practice and Culinary Arts (Professional Practice).

Full details click here.

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