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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Course Code:
GA376
Title:
Event Management with Public Relations
College:
Galway-Mayo IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Event management involves ensuring that special events run smoothly; from a local fundraiser or a concert, to the St Patricks Day Parade. This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. You study the Events Industry, Events Planning, Event Project Management, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Management, E-PR and Tourism Studies, Corporate Hospitality, Conference and Meeting Planning, International Language.



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Graduates with this qualification can expect to find employment in a variety of event, PR and entertainment enterprises including conference and convention centres, charitable non-profit organisations, national and regional tourism organisations, hotels, public relations firms, event management agencies, sports and leisure centres, community development organisations, arts and music festivals, multinational companies and public sector organisations. 

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