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.

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Louise Mc Donald

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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


Creative Multimedia - Graduate Dip

Code:  5M5048
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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This course is aimed at those who have a creative ability and enjoy working with digital technologies. Design and building websites with banner advertising are part of the course.The subjects taken include: Multimedia Authoring (Flash), Image processing, computer illustrated graphics, Web Authoring -see for full details. This one year course is certified by QQI and the award is a Certificate in Creative Media. An exciting career awaits.

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Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
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Desktop Publisher   Originator  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Literary agent   Writer  
Journalist - Radio/Television    

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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