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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Computer Game Design & Development - Advanced


Course Code:  EMMWD
Award Code(s):  EMMWD
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The Games Industry is the fastest growing industry in Europe. This course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of game design and conception.

The student will acquire advanced skills in the area of 3D Modelling and Animation to implement into the latest Game Engines. Students will also develop Phone apps for game design on various platforms (Windows, Android.). Computer programming (C sharp, Java, Flash, etc) are also included in this Course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Object Orientated Programming
3 Dimensional Computer Graphics
Internet Programming Java
Multimedia Technology
Multimedia Sound
Multimedia Project Development
Graphics and Animation
Drawing
Communications

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
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Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Security Specialist  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
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IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Engineer - Software   Computer Programmer  
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Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
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