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 Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Course Code:
TR083
Title:
Sociology and Social Policy
College:
TCD
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Sociology involves the study of groups, organisations and societies and how people interact within these settings.

Social policy examines public policy and practice in the areas of health care, human services, criminal justice, inequality, education, and labour.

This course covers general social science subjects such as economics politics and specialist area such as family policy, crime, and poverty.



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Community care work, social worker with Government Departments or Heal. Boards, Community Care Organisation, Social research and Policy analysis, Administration for social welfare dept. or agency.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

455

Change from 2012: 

10

History: 2012 - 445
2011 - 440
2010 - 445*
2009 - 435*
2008 - 435
2007 - 440
2006 - 415*
2005 - 455
2004 - 465
2003 - 465
2002 - 450
2001 - 450
2000 - 455
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