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 John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Smith

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  John Smith
On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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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.

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