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).
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Aoife Barry, Bank of New York Mellon
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
For my leaving certificate, apart from the compulsory subjects, I chose History, Geography, French and Biology. In hindsight, I may have kept on business studies for the leaving cert. This was a subject I dropped after 4th year as I had more of an interest in the other subjects.
I think doing Arts in college was the key to my decision making as it gave me a broad view of many subjects, of which Economics was the one that interested me the most.