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Donal Og Cusack

Automation/Energy Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Donal Og Cusack
Some of the best people I know still aren’t sure what they want to do, my advice would be to give it a go. If you don’t like it you can always try something else. Whatever is in your heart follow it, don’t be something just because someone in your family is. Whether you’re looking to be a leader, a designer or come up with new ideas and a better way of doing things, make sure it’s something that fills you with passion.
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DN230
Actuarial and Financial Studies

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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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The actuarial profession helps people to manage their exposure to risk and its impact on their lives, property, health or future by using mathematics.

Actuaries apply the science of chance - probability - to complicated problems encountered every day in insurance and high finance. It is a career suited to those who excel in mathematics and problem solving.

This course includes the study of accountancy, finance, mathematics, information management and statistics. It is a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical assigments. 



 

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Most successful graduates take positions as actuarial trainees in Life Insurance, Pensions, Health Insurance and General Insurance. 

Graduates with a sufficiently high standard in their degree will gain some (or all) exemptions from the Core Technical Series Examinations (CT1:8) as well as the Core Applications CAI examination of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Some graduates work in banking or finance as business or financial analysts.

There are also many opportunites for postgraduate studies.



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