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 Brian Cadigan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Live Q&A Information Session

On Monday 27th June 2016, DCU will host a live Q&A information session from 2pm-4pm.

DCU staff will be on hand to answer any last minute questions you may have on the courses you are interested in before the 1st July Change of Mind deadline.

Just type in your question and one of our experts will get back to you.

This is your opportunity to chat to DCU staff, in real time, from all the courses that we offer and ask any question you may have.

You can also ask more general questions on entry requirements, accommodation, student supports or whatever you feel may help in your decision making.

Registration for the Live Q & A event is necessary and can be made here closer to the time

Further information can be found here