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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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As a person-focused role, marketers are equipped with a broad skillset including, research, pricing, communication, branding, and psychology. This has served to make it a very enriching and engaging career choice with marketers acting as the public interface of a company and its products. Areas of specialism include digital marketing, social marketing, fashion marketing, and sports marketing all of which are skills in popular demand.

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From College Website...
CR420 - Marketing
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR420 - Marketing
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Graduates have a broad range of careers available to them. Advertising, Promotion, Digital Marketing, Social Media Development, Sales Management, Direct Marketing, Reputation Management, Services Marketing, and International Sales and Management are all areas where our graduates have found solid career opportunities.

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