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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Marie Kinsella-White, McDonald's
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
Subjects I took in my Leaving Cert were ~ Irish, English, Math, Accountancy, Biology, Art and Home Economics
When I read this question it really made me think about the subjects I took and how they have influenced my career today.
Irish ~ assisted me in learning German, the irony is that I can speak fluent German and hardly any Irish. English ~ I use everyday in letters, e-mail etc, Math ~ I use simple math everyday. Accountancy ~ I use this everyday and also in conjunction with computers. Biology ~ assists in my better understanding of Food Safety etc. Art ~ as much as I loved it I haven’t found a practical use for it in work. Home Economics ~ it’s theory I use everyday but not the cooking and baking.
However, I do believe that nothing you learn is wasted, as it is either a stepping-stone to greater understanding, or of direct use.