What do todays workers say about the subjects they chose when they did their Leaving Cert (or equivalent exam)?
By clicking on the job titles from the list of interviews below (approx 150), you will be able to read what each person answered to the question "What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?" You can sort the list by clicking on the column titles (Sort by Title / Sort by Employer).
To view descriptions of each Leaving Cert subject, click here.
Jacinta Shinnick, Irish Tax Institute
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
I took Irish, English, Maths, French, Biology, Chemistry and Accounting for Leaving Cert (all at Honours level). When choosing my subjects, I maintained a mix of business and science as I wasn't sure what career I wanted to pursue. I had no regrets about the subjects I chose.
If pursuing a career in tax or accounting, doing Accounting for the Leaving Cert is helpful. It teaches you the absolute basics early on.