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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James Stewart, Discover Science + Engineering
What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
I was unsure what I wanted for a career whilst at school so I tried to keep my choices open.
I took A levels in Economics,Geography and History. I did not have a gameplan at that stage and it seems strange that I have ended up in what is perceived as a Science Centre without studying pure science at A level.
I suppose the standard advice is to think carefully about your career early on and think about how doors can be closed by not choosing the appropriate subjects. Easy if you know what you want at an early age! I didn't.