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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  Tracey Roche

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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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 

International Aid & Development


Course Code:  5M2102
Award Code(s):  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This innovative course offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of current global development issues and challenges. It provides students with the theory and practical skills for a career in the development sector working in non - governmental agencies or voluntary agencies.
Ireland's aid is delivered through the Governments aid programme, Irish Aid, as well as through the many non-government organisations such as GOAL, Trocaire, Self Help Africa and Concern. Graduates of this course will be well equipped to work in global development agencies and organisations in the areas of fund raising, publicity, advocacy and development.
The course is designed for both the school leaver and the adult learner who has an interest in pursuing a career or further studies in global development.

 

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.

Global Development Issues
Applied Economics
Political Studies
Intercultural Studies
Business Administration
Work Experience
Communications
Word Processing
Internet

 

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