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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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MIC Announces Scholarship Scheme Valued at 100 Thousand Euro

50 More Reasons to make Mary Immaculate College Your No. 1 Choice as College Announces Scholarship Scheme Valued at €100,000

Christmas may be over but the gifts keep on coming as Mary Immaculate College (MIC) announces details of a scholarship scheme for incoming students with a total value of €100,000 per annum; giving Leaving Certificate students 50 more reasons to make MIC their number one choice.

Commencing in September 2017, MIC will offer a total of 50 entrance scholarships to incoming undergraduate first year students across all nine undergraduate programmes currently on offer by the College.  These scholarships, valued at €2,000 each, will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.

Speaking on the announcement, Prof. Eugene Wall, Vice President and Registrar of MIC, said: “We are delighted to launch these scholarships and we can be confident that the financial supports provided by this scheme will make Mary Immaculate College an even more attractive choice for students”.

Welcoming the announcement was Mr James Deegan, President of the Students Union at MIC, who said, “MISU welcomes the announcement by MIC of the undergraduate scholarships which will be offered across the nine programmes to incoming first year students. We look forward to working with the College to extend these scholarships beyond academic merit to include areas such as sporting achievements, talent and excellence in the creative arts and highly able students facing financial hardship".

The 50 scholarships are tenable only in MIC for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme to be undertaken at the College and will be allocated to the following programmes as follows:

Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) MI005/006    20 scholarships
Liberal Arts programme (MI002)  15 scholarships
BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007)  5 scholarships

MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles programmes     


5 scholarships
Bachelor of Education and Psychology (MI008)       3 scholarships
BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre   2 scholarships

So if you are interested in a career in primary or secondary level teaching, in media or psychology, in early years education or theatre, to name but a few options, there are now 50 more reasons to choose MIC as your number one choice when filling out your CAO form this January.

Full details on this scheme are available here




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