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 Kerrie Horan from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kerrie Horan

Engineer - Process


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  Kerrie Horan

A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme 2017 live stream

A schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's RCSI MyHealth Transition Year programme is available below. Students, parents and teachers can watch the below sesssion live from 9am on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.30: Head injury
09.30 - 10.00: Heart surgery
10.15 - 10.45: Superbugs
10.45 - 11.15: Plastic surgery
11.15 - 12.00: Making babies
12.30 - 14.00: Real life tonsillectomy
14.00 - 15.30: Real life caesarian section with Q&A
15.30 - 16.00: Q&A with final year students

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 schedule
09.00 - 09.15: Pre-laparoscopic chat
09.15 - 09.45: Gastroenterology
09.45 - 10.15: Advanced trauma life support
10.30 - 11.00: Q&A with RCSI students
11.00 - 11.45: Anaesthesia and critical care
12.15 - 13.15: Paediatrics
13.30 - 14.15: Living with kidney failure (patient)
14.15 - 14.45: Orthopaedics
14.45 - 15.15: Radiology
15.15 - 16.15: Real life laparoscopic surgery

Thursday, 12 January 2017 schedule
9:15 - 09.45: Pathology
09.45 - 10.15: Psychiatry
10.30 - 11.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
11.30 - 12.30: Clinical skills OR My Health/3D surgery (Virtual Reality – Immerse yourself in a real operation)
13.00 - 13.30: Living with diabetes (patient)
13.30 - 14.15: Living with stroke (patient)
14.15 - 15.00: Living with epilepsy (patient)

Full details here.

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